Our football match prediction:
Turf Moor will host Sunday’s football game between Burnley and Manchester United. Burnley aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Everton and it remains to be seen if they are capable of recording their 11th home win of the season. The Clarets are eight points clear of the relegation zone and they are on the right track to secure the elite division survival – what is seen as the team’s main goal. However, Sean Dyche’s troops face an uphill task in Sunday’s clash against Manchester United and home win should not be considered. The Red Devils did remarkably well to beat Chelsea (2-0) at the weekend and they aim to keep their hopes of finishing the season in top four alive. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was rested in the derby against Chelsea, but the Swedish veteran should lead the line for Jose Mourinho’s men against Burnley and we predict that he will help the visitors pick up all three points from the match.
Highlighted Player (Daniel Lafferty):
Daniel Lafferty is a Northern Ireland footballer who plays for Burnley. He signed a deal with Celtic in 2006, but was never handed a first-team debut for the Scottish giants. In 2010 he joined Derry City and it has to be noted that he scored seven goals in 46 appearances for the Irish outfit. Two years later, on 30 January 2012, Lafferty signed contract with Burnley for an undisclosed fee. The left back made no more than one appearance for the Clarets in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign and, as a result, he decided to join Rotherham United on a one-month loan in March, 2015. Seven months later he was sent on loan to Oldham Athletic and he played 15 matches for the League One club. Nonetheless, he returned to Burnley in 2016. Daniel Lafferty made his Northern Ireland debut on 2 June, 2012 in a 6-0 defeat to Netherlands. However, he did not make the Northern Ireland roster for the Euro 2016 finals.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles. A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.