Saturday Premier League preview: Manchester United vs Burnley

October 29, 2016 15:00pm – Old Trafford

Premier League

Recent form (League):

Manchester United: LDDWL

Burnley: WLLWL

Seventh-ranked Manchester United will be looking to build on their midweek League Cup derby triumph by reviving their Premier League title campaign with a victory over newly-promoted Burnley on Saturday.

The Red Devils come into this game having won just one of their last six matches. As a result, they have dropped to seventh place in the table, six points adrift of the pace setters.

While the League Cup may not always provide a true measure of a team’s form, it would at least have provided some relief following the 4-0 drubbing that United suffered at the hands of Chelsea in the league last time out.

Jose Mourinho’s men have a decent record at home in the league, having lost just one in 12 at the Theatre of Dreams. However, they were held 1-1 by Stoke City in their last home game.

Eric Bailly is out with a knee ligament injury and will not feature until the New Year. However, Anthony Martial could return, while Wayne Rooney and Chris Smalling are slight doubts.

Burnley can move to within touching distance of their opponents if they can pull off a surprise result this weekend. Unfortunately, they have not performed well on the road and will need to sharpen up their act if want to take anything away from this game.

The Clarets have lost all three of their away games this term and have conceded three goals in each of them. They come into this game on the back of a 3-1 defeat at Southampton, in which they scored their first away goal of the season.

With 100% of their points gained on home soil, it is hard to find any positives for Burnley heading into this match. In fact, they will do well to concede less than three goals again.

Steven Defour, George Boyd and Ashley Barnes will all face late fitness tests for Sean Dyche’s team.

Betting odds and tips

Burnley do not have a good record at Old Trafford having conceded three goals in each of their last two visits.

Manchester United have scored in all of their Premier League matches at home this term. Half of those fixtures finished with over 2.5 goals, while all of Burnley’s away matches have paid out in that market.

You can back Man United to win and Over 2.5 Goals at 3/4 with Betfair.


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