The 2022 FIFA World Cup has come to an end with the victory of Argentina, and soccer fans are already going back to their day-to-day routines. The domestic leagues that had slowed down are back on track, and so are the local cups, such as the Carabao Cup in England. That’s why today we are here to review the exciting Manchester United vs Burnley Round of 16 clash.
These are two teams with very different histories and current realities. While Manchester United is fighting for the top places in the Premier League, Burnley left the English soccer elite in the 2021/22 season and is now trying to come back thanks to the great performance it has been doing in the Championship, where it’s currently in first place.
Without further ado, JefeBet brings you all the details of this intriguing cup game between English teams, together with the odds and predictions, to ensure that nobody misses a thing when Manchester United vs Burnley takes place.
Predictions, odds and betting preview for the match between Manchester United vs Burnley Carabao Cup Round of 16 on December 21, 2022
- Where: Old Trafford Stadium – Manchester, England.
- When: Wednesday, December 21, 3:00 PM E.T.
- Moneyline: Manchester United (-286) / Draw (+410) / Burnley (+700)
- Asian Handicap: Manchester United (-1.25, -129), Burnley (+1.25, +100)
- Over/Under (2.5): Over (-175) / Under (+130)
- Both teams score: Yes (-117) / No (-115).
Odds provided by Unibet.
Betting on Manchester United
Under Dutchman Erik ten Hag, whose leadership was seriously questioned at the start of his term, Manchester United appears to have established some consistency. His current season has been turbulent, in part because of his dispute with Cristiano Ronaldo, who departed the team under difficult circumstances.
Now everything has cooled down. United will be missing a lot of first team players for this cup, as they were called up to their national teams for the World Cup. Recent friendlies against third-tier teams in the Spanish league, Cadiz (2-4) and Betis (0-1), both ended in defeat for them.
Probable lineup (4-3-3): David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Teden Mengi, Brandon Williams, Hansen-Aaroen, Scott McTominay, Zidane Iqbal, Anthony Elanga, Anthony Martial, Alejandro Garnacho.
Betting on Burnley
Burnley suffered a great deal when they were kicked out of the Premier League in the middle of this year. They were able to bounce back, though, and are currently leading the Championship with the clear goal of restoring their position among the top English soccer teams. They have only lost two of the 23 games they have played, and with 46 goals scored, or an average of two goals per game, they are by far the club with the most goals scored.
Led by an English soccer legend, Belgian Vincent Kompany, they have a very good backbone: Kosovar Muric Arijanet in goal, Harwood-Bellis at the back, Icelandic Gundmunsson in midfield, and the scoring power of Jay Rodriguez, who has 9 goals in the league tournament.
Probable lineup (4-2-3-1): Muric Arijanet, Connor Roberts, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Jordan Beyer, Ian Maatsen, Josh Cullen, Jack Cork, Manuel Benson, Josh Brownhill, Johann Gudmunsson; Jay Rodriguez.
Surprises work well in these tournaments. And in this instance, Burnley will capitalize on their strong momentum and their matchup with a squad that will primarily start substitutes and which offers no certainties. In this way, we predict that a Burnley victory will eliminate Manchester from the Carabao Cup.
Prediction: Burnley wins 2 to 1.
Odds courtesy of Unibet. Check out our review here!