Manchester United will face Burnley on 2 September 2018 at Turf Moor. Man Utd will be the away team and will attempt to close the gap to nine points on the Premier League table for first position. Burnley lost to Crystal Palace 1-0 in their recent away game, while Man Utd enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win against Stoke City.
Predictions and Betting Tips
Manchester United are starting to show more conviction in recent games, while Burnley is facing the hardest spell in their season thus far. Therefore, betting sites such as BettingTop10 believe Manchester United should pick up an easily victory this weekend. Man Utd is currently at 4/7 odds for the win, while a draw for Man Utd is at 3/1 odds. Man Utd has an average of 1.5 goals in seven of their last ten games. They have also conceded a total of 4 goals in the last nine games against Burnley.
If fans of Burnley were floating on cloud nine at the beginning of the season, they are certainly back on solid ground after the festive period, as they lost their third consecutive match against Crystal Palace recently. Despite Crystal Palace missing a few key players due to various injuries, they still produced an impressive win with Bakary Sako producing the online goal in the match. Meanwhile, Burnley only had two attempts on goal during the entire match, and none of them found the back of the net. Burnley is currently sitting in 16th position on the Premier League leaderboard, while Man Utd is in 13th position. That should tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming game this weekend.
Manchester United Preview
The star of the show for Man Utd on Monday evening was certainly Paul Pogba as they managed to claim a 3-0 win at Old Trafford against Stoke City which made a minor dent in Man City’s lead at the top of the Premier League table. It only took 9 minutes for Man Utd to take the lead thanks to Pogba finding Antonio Valencia who managed to lash the ball in the top corner which came off his left foot. Thereafter, Pogba found Anthony Martial where the Frenchman beat Jack Butland, and Romelu Lukaku managed to get his name on the scoreboard during the second half of the game. Manchester United are now unbeaten in a total of 35 games where Pogba has featured which makes it questionable as to why the once most expensive player in the world fails to receive the same credit as David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne.
Now celebrating wins in their last three games in a row without conceding a goal, Man Utd looks refocused and ready to receive an additional boost if they are able to sign Alexis Sanchez before the game this weekend. They should have enough motivation to close the gap on Man City who is currently leading the pack and should produce the same level of performance as that of Monday evening.