Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Following a heavy 4-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Manchester United face a must-win situation in Saturday’s football game against Burnley. The Red Devils need to pick up all three points from the match if they are to keep their hopes of winning the title alive and we predict that the hosts will adopt an attack-minded approach in the Old Trafford clash. Manchester United are six points behind league leaders Manchester City in the Premier League standings, but the game against Burnley could be the turning point for Jose Mourinho’s charges. The “Special One” can count on all of his key players for Saturday’s league match and we predict that the likes of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are going to make life difficult for the opposition defenders. Burnley's away performances leave a lot to be desired and, taking everything into account, home win appears on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Eric Bailly):
Eric Bailly started his youth career at Espanyol and he made five league appearances for the first team as well. In 2015 he joined fellow La Liga side Villarreal and after playing 35 league games for the Camp El Madrigal outfit, the Ivory Coast defenders signed a four-year contract with Manchester United. Eric Bailly is well known for his speed and he is very strong physically. He plays as a centre back, but he is capable of playing as a full back if needed as well. Bailly made his Ivory Coast debut on 11 January, 2015 in a friendly game against Nigeria. The 187-cm-tall defender represented the Elephants at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and, no doubt, he helped the team win the prestigious trophy at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea. Eric Bailly participated in the 2016 Community Shield final and it has to be noted that Manchester United defeated Leicester City 2-1 in the Wembley Stadium clash.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since.
Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.
Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.