Burnley v Man United: Visitors should win but goal fest unlikely

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While the Europa League may offer a Champions League route for Manchester United this season, there are no guarantees. That means the Red Devils need to maintain their Premier League form, and we’re backing them to prevail at Burnley.

Jose Mourinho’s men have won their last two league games to nil – including last weekend’s 2-0 masterclass against Chelsea. And having shipped just two goals in their past five Prem games, the 6/4 for Man United to win to nil looks like good value.

After all, past encounters between this pair hardly point to a goal fest. Four of the last six meetings have produced one goal or fewer, so the 2/1 for Under 1.5 goals looks tempting – while it’s 9/2 for the visitors to chalk up a 1-0 victory.

 

And despite the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic through injury, the Red Devils still possess the most potent striker in this fixture.

Marcus Rashford’s winner against Anderlecht in Thursday’s Europa League clash meant he’s netted in three of United’s last four games.

He’s 11/8 to net anytime at Turf Moor, though with this meeting likely to be low scoring – and the teenager having a propensity for late goals – we reckon the 7/2 about him being Last Goalscorer looks the better bet.

In the match betting, United are 13/20 favourites, with Burnley 9/2 and odds of 13/5 on offer for the draw.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.