Alejandro Garnacho scored the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute to give Man United a 2-1 victory over Fulham on November 13. Since then, Man United has not played in a competitive match.
The outcome put the Red Devils in fifth place in the Premier League table, three points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth place and one game ahead of the North London club. Erik ten Hag’s team will next play in league play on December 27 against Nottingham Forest, but right now, their primary focus is the EFL Cup.
Man United defeated Aston Villa 4-2 in the competition’s final round, and they are attempting to win the EFL Cup for the fifth time in their history this year.
It goes without saying that Ten Hag will take this competition seriously as he attempts to win a trophy in his first season as manager. The 20-time English champions most recently won the trophy in 2017 after defeating Southampton.
When the two teams faced off in the Premier League at Old Trafford last season, the Red Devils defeated Burnley 3-1, but the points were split in a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor back in February.
In their first game back since starting their campaign, Burnley defeated Queens Park Rangers 3-0 on December 11 before defeating Middlesbrough 3-1 the following day.
With 47 points from their first 23 games, Vincent Kompany’s team is in first place in the Championship, six points ahead of second-place Sheffield United.
Burnley had to win two games in the EFL Cup to advance to this stage. Burnley defeated Shrewsbury Town 1-0 on August 23 and Crawley Town 3-1 the following week.
The Clarets’ main focus this season is the Championship as they look to clinch a return to the Premier League for the 2023–24 season. The League Cup is not one of their top competitions.
Burnley have actually never won the League Cup, but they lifted the FA Cup in 1913-14, and a victory over Man United on Wednesday would certainly leave them full of confidence heading into the final eight.
1×2 Betting Odds
Given that Man United will be without several key players, Burnley will think they have a good chance of pulling off an upset in this game.
This could be a close game. However, Ten Hag should still be able to field a strong starting lineup, enough to beat Vincent Kompany’s team.
The odds tilt towards United this time out, as their odds of winning at Old Trafford stand @ 1.47.
Vincent Kompany vs Manchester United at Old Trafford, is quite a story in itself. But the odds of him winning there, as a manager, stands @ 7.10.
The chances of a draw and extra time to follow, stands @ 5.26.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals score will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.64.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.41.