Premier League picks for January 12-14: Can Manchester United go top of the table with a win at Burnley?

The Premier League will see a host of games played in midweek as teams cash in their games in hand. The pick of the litter this week is a fixture between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor. 

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A win for the Red Devils would send them to the top of the table above rival Liverpool. At the weekend, Manchester United will face off with Liverpool at Anfield in a huge fixture that could solidify or dent their title challenge.

The Premier League will see other matches this week including:

  • Sheffield United v Newcastle United
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton
  • Manchester City v Brighton
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham (Tottenham were originally to play Aston Villa but that game was changed on Monday, Jan 11)
  • Arsenal v Crystal Palace

To get previews and picks for those matches, please watch our latest video on the official Zcode System YouTube channel.

Odds to win the Premier League title (odds courtesy of Bet365 on Monday, Jan 11)

  • Manchester City -120
  • Liverpool +275
  • Manchester United +600
  • Tottenham Hotspur +1400
  • Leicester City +3300
  • Chelsea +4000

Premier League picks for Jan 12-14

Burnley vs. Manchester United

Manchester United head into the match at Turf Moor on Tuesday night with the chance to go top of the table. This is a game in hand and a win would send them to the top, three points above Liverpool. Liverpool’s poor form over the course of their last three matches opened the door for both Manchester United and Manchester City to win the title.

Burnley have played well against Manchester United in recent seasons. Last term, they grabbed a surprising 2-0 win at Old Trafford. The Clarets should play a strong match versus Manchester United when the teams meet. In the end, the Red Devils should win the match narrowly to send them to the top of the table with their game versus Liverpool coming up on Sunday.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in five of their last six games versus Burnley. Three of the last six games finished in Manchester United wins.

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Result: Manchester United win

Manchester City vs. Brighton

It could be a bloodbath at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City defeated Brighton by a combined 9-0 scoreline last season across two league matches. Brighton have failed to win against Manchester City in seven straight league games.

Graham Potter’s Brighton have a number of injuries going into the game. Although Manchester City are not scoring goals as they did last term, the should have no issue getting enough goals to snatch a win and move third in the league.

Manchester City are coming on strong in the title race and could overtake both Liverpool and Manchester United. They are now sportsbooks’ favorite to win the league.

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Result: Manchester City to win

Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace

I smell upset in the air… or maybe not so much upset but surprise draw. Crystal Palace are unbeaten in four straight matches versus Arsenal claiming one win and three draws. Although Arsenal are improving and on a three-match winning streak.

Crystal Palace are unbeaten in two straight matches. Goals have been an issue for the Eagles all season. Arsenal have won just twice versus Crystal Palace in their last six games. They could struggle to get a win versus the Eagles this week. To be on the safe side, let’s predict an Arsenal win or draw on Thursday night when these teams meet.

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Result: Arsenal to win or draw

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