Manchester United continue to march on under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the Red Devils now having won eight games on the spin in all competitions. Their latest victory was away at Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round at the weekend. United despatched the Gunners with relative ease, winning 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.
For Burnley, the season remains challenging, with Sean Dyche’s team down in 16th place in the Premier League table, with 22 points. They have been showing signs of improvement in recent weeks, though, and will be going in search of their fourth win in five Premier League games at old Trafford. They have won 45% of their 22 Premier League points in their last four matches.
Manchester United vs Burnley Prediction: United 3-1 Clarets
Our prediction for this game is that the home side will win by at least two clear goals. United have been in indomitable form recently, and Burnley do not look to have enough quality to beat this confident group of Red Devils, in our opinion. We do expect a confident Clarets side to be able to score at least once, though. United have shown in recent weeks that they have plenty of attacking power, though, and it will be very hard for the Clarets defence to keep the score down on Tuesday evening.
Our recommended tip: United, both score
Our featured tip for this game comes courtesy of Ladbrokes, who are offering odds of 9/5 on the Red Devils winning the game, with both teams scoring. We think this is a good bet as United have had a tendency to concede goals even when winning games, under the management of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. Burnley have also been in good form in the league recently, and will feel confident that they can score at least once at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening. Although we anticipate a United win, we also expect Burnley to score.
These two sides have played each other a total of nine times in the Premier League. Out of those seven meetings, United have won five games and Burnley just once. There have been three draws. Burnley have never won at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
The most recent clash between the sides was in the Premier League earlier this season, at Turf Moor in September. United won the game 2-0, with both goals being scored in the first half by Romelu Lukaku. United forward Marcus Rashford was sent off in the 71st minute of the game.
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Players to watch: Marcus Rashford & Johann Gudmundson
United striker Marcus Rashford is aiming in this match to become the third-youngest player to score in five consecutive Premier League matches. The 21-year-old has flourished under the management of Solksjaer, who has deployed him as the team’s main striker. Rashford has all the attributes to be a world class number nine, able to link play and provide assists, as well as score. He has six assists and eight goals in the Premier League this season.
Burnley midfielder Johann Gudmundson has become a vital part of his team’s midfield. The Icelandic international offers creativity in wide areas, and he has weighed in with four assists and two goals in his 17 Premier League appearances this season. He faces a fitness test for this game, as Sean Dyche nurses the player back from a thigh injury. A return to the line-up would give Burnley a real boost ahead of this game.