Burnley vs Manchester United Prediction, 1/12/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Burnley vs Manchester United
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Turf Moor in Lancashire, England
Odds/Point Spread: Burnley (+400) Manchester United (-164)
Turf Moor is the venue where Chris Wood and Burnley (4-4-7, 16th in the EPL) will play Manchester United (10-3-3, 2nd in the EPL) on Tuesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Nick Pope for Burnley and David de Gea for Manchester United. Manchester United are at at -164 while the Clarets are priced at +400. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Burnley faced Sheffield United in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 1-0. Burnley attempted 13 dribbles in this outing and completed 3 of those attempts for a rate of 23.1%. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 74.6% received passes rate by completing 238 of the 319 targeted passes in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Burnley finished at a 45.5% rate by landing 10 shots on target out of 22 total shots. Burnley is averaging 0.53 goals per 90 minutes (8 goals in total) and have accumulated 4 assists in all matches this season.
Chris Wood is a guy who can be a difference maker for Burnley. He has totaled 32 assists while accumulating 9 yellow cards so far in his career. Wood has been in the starting lineup in 274 games during his soccer career and has 0.46 goals per 90 mins. The forward from New Zealand has 124 goals scored in 24,377 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Ashley Westwood, the midfielder born in England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 43 times in his career while scoring 24 total goals. Westwood has been on the pitch for 31,728 mins in 357 starting assignments and has been given a total of 57 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Burnley is Nick Pope. Pope (67-53-56 record during his career) has recorded 72 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 41.1% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from England has had 730 shots tried against him in 175 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.04 (184 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .762. Pope has seen the pitch for a total of 15,849 mins and is sitting with 555 saves in his career.
For their last game, Manchester United earned three points by winning 2-1 against Aston Villa. Manchester United had a 56.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 348 out of their 423 pass attempts for a percentage of 82.3%. Manchester United landed 7 shots tried out of the team's 19 shots tried which gave them a 36.8% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 32 goals and 23 assists in all their games, Manchester United sports an average of 2.00 goals and 1.44 assists per 90 minutes.
Marcus Rashford will need to provide a lift for Manchester United. The forward representing England has earned 10,718 professional minutes while scoring 51 goals. He has earned 14 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. He averages 0.43 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 116 matches in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Bruno Fernandes, the midfielder hailing from Portugal. Fernandes has earned himself 46 yellow cards in 18,050 mins (205 career starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.38. He has scored 77 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 56 times.
David de Gea will look after the net for Manchester United. de Gea has totaled 132 clean sheets and has defended 1,487 shots tried against him in 34,498 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .732 and his shutout rate is currently 34.4%. He has allowed 1.09 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 207-87-90. So far in his pro soccer career, de Gea has conceded 416 goals and has earned 1,091 stops in 384 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Manchester United (-164)
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