Burnley vs. Manchester United

Burnley vs. Manchester United Live Stream odds: Premier League picks from model that’s up 1,800 percent


Manchester United travels to face Burnley on Saturday (10 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Network). Manchester United is a -189 money-line favorite, meaning you would have to wager $189 to win $100. The over-under, or total number of goals oddsmakers think will be scored, is 2, unchanged from the open.

Before you bet on Manchester United vs. Burnley, you need to see what renowned European soccer expert David Sumpter has to say.

Sumpter is an applied mathematician who wrote Soccermatics, the book that shows how math works inside the beautiful game. Together with experienced analysts, Professor Sumpter developed the powerful “Soccerbot” model.

Sumpter’s “Soccerbot” reads current odds and team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches.


In its debut week on SportsLine, the model went 4-1 against the spread in its five featured English Premier League games. That was no fluke, either. In the 2.5 seasons since it was born, the Soccerbot is up 1,800 percent on bookmakers’ closing odds. That’s right — 1,800 percent!

Among the winners: The math professor’s model nailed Liverpool (+.5 goals) vs. Manchester City and Leicester City (+1.5 goals) at Chelsea.

Now, the Soccerbot has set its sights on the EPL fixture between Manchester United and Burnley, and its picks are in. You can see them over at SportsLine.

The model likes the total going over, but what about betting the money line and against the spread?

Sumpter knows this is the perfect opportunity for Manchester United to put pressure on Manchester City. The Red Devils are now just 12 points behind the Premier League leaders and will be gunning for their third consecutive league victory Saturday.

The Red Devils have kept a clean sheet in each of their past three Premier League fixtures since conceding twice against Burnley at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

Burnley, meanwhile, sits in seventh place in the standings, five points behind Arsenal. The Clarets have not found the back of the net in four of their past six Premier League matches and have lost their past two home league games by a combined score of 5-1.

But just because Manchester United is in better form as of late doesn’t mean it will cover the spread against Burnley.

Burnley has held United to a draw in two of their past three Premier League meetings, including a thrilling 2-2 final at Old Trafford earlier this season.

Sumpter’s model has identified strong value on the money line and against the spread.

So which side should you back in the Burnley-Manchester United game Saturday?Visit SportsLine now to see which side of Burnley-Manchester United you need to be all over, all from an expert whose model has made an incredible 1800 percent return on the bookmakers’ closing odds, and find out.