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Burnley vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League preview & prediction

Burnley vs Man United 101 Great Goals prediction: Burnley 1-3 Man United

While Manchester United have not made a great start to the campaign, they should have enough to see off a Burnley side fresh from Europa League elimination.

Jose Mourinho is well and truly under pressure at Man United after poor results against Brighton and Tottenham.

Burnley, meanwhile, will play yet another game coming off the back of a Europa League tie after they exited the competition following an aggregate defeat against Olympiakos.

Burnley vs Man United: Who will win?

As fully expected, Manchester United go into the game as heavy favourites.

They can be found at odds as short as 7/10 while a Burnley win is priced at 5-1.

With Manchester United looking so poor in defence, a BTTS win for the away side could be good value at 3/1.

The goalscorer market is one that could be worth a look at. That is because there are some pretty appealing odds for first goalscorer, most notably Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman has already scored two goals this season, albeit both from the penalty spot and will fancy himself this weekend.

You can pick him up to score first at attractive odds of 8/1. Alternatively, Romelu Lukaku is favourite to score first at odds of 15/4.

If you fancy Burnley to score the first goal at Turf Moor then Chris Wood is your best bet at odds of 7/1.

Bear in mind that Man United have conceded first in two of their three Premier League games so far.

Paul Pogba

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: Paul Pogba of Manchester United scores his team’s second goal from a penalty during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at American Express Community Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Burnley vs Man United match preview

Jose Mourinho will be preparing for this game as if it will be his last for Manchester United.

His job at Old Trafford is well and truly on the line and one more bad result against a team they should be beating could spell the end for Mourinho.

Mourinho’s decline started at Brighton two weeks ago, where they were pretty comfortably beaten.

Chris Hughton’s side were ahead in the game from the first goal and while there was some late pressure, it wasn’t enough for Man United.

Then came the absolute demolition of Mourinho’s men in their own backyard against Tottenham.

Goals from Harry Kane and two from Lucas Moura placed immense pressure on Mourinho and the cracks started to show.

Not only is Mourinho under strain, so is Ed Woodward who has also been criticised by the fans.

Romelu Lukaku is yet to hit form, Paul Pogba has had an up and down season so far and Alexis Sanchez is also yet to hit the ground running.

Safe to say, Jose Mourinho needs all of his star men to step up this weekend to ensure they start moving in the right direction again.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United and Chris Hughton, Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion speak with Fourth Official, Graham Scott during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at American Express Community Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Europa League to play havoc with Burnley yet again?

It’s becoming a common theme for Burnley over the past few weeks that they have put in poor performances following a Europa League tie.

That will come as no surprise, with fatigue clearly kicking in having to play Thursday then again on Sunday every week.

Their season started back on July 26th against Aberdeen and they have faced five Europa League ties since then.

They have played a game in Europe before every Premier League game so far this season and that has had a huge impact on their results.

Sean Dyche’s men have only picked up one point in a draw with Southampton on the opening weekend.

That was followed up with a defeat against Watford the following week and another loss against Fulham.

With them having played against Olympiakos on Thursday and having been knocked out of the Europa League, Manchester United should have enough to get their second win of the season.

The only positive for Burnley is at least they won’t have to play a Europa League game before the weekend any longer this season.

Sean Dyche during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Burnley at Selhurst Park on January 13, 2018 in London, England.

Manchester United team news vs Burnley

Several first team players returned to Man United’s side for the clash with Tottenham.

Antonio Valencia, Alexis Sanchez and Nemanja Matic were among those and despite a poor performance vs Spurs, will likely start again.

Phil Jones limped out of the game against Spurs after being taken apart by Harry Kane and will not feature this weekend.

Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo are both still out due to injury.

Burnley team news vs Manchester United

Burnley will be without Steven Defour, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Nick Pope through injury this weekend.

Robbie Brady is also said to be a doubt, with Anders Lindegaard also set to miss the game against his former club.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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