Man Utd v Burnley: Home win a banker, but it won’t be a battering

Man Utd v Burnley: Home win a banker, but it won’t be a battering

Last Result:

MAN UTD 1-0 Man City – Juan Mata (1st goalscorer)

BURNLEY 2-1 Everton – Sam Vokes (1st goalscorer), Scott Arfield

Kick-off: 15:00, 29/10/16

Stadium: Old Trafford

Head-to-head: (Last five meetings, most recent first) Man Utd 3-1 Burnley, Burnley 0-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 3-0 Burnley, Burnley 1-0 Man Utd, Burnley 0-2 Man Utd

Injuries and Suspensions:

Man Utd:

Out – Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, James Wilson

Doubt – Wayne Rooney

Burnley:

Out – None

Doubt – Stephen Ward, Steven Defour, George Boyd, Ashley Barnes

Key Stats:

  • Burnley’s only goal away goal scored this season came from the penalty spot
  • The Clarets have conceded three in each of their top-flight away games this season and three on both Premier League visits to Old Trafford
  • Man Utd haven’t scored a first-half goal in five of their last six

Recommended Bets:

  • Under 2.5 goals @ 23/20
  • More goals in the second half @ Evens
  • Man Utd to score one @ 17/5

A Look at Man Utd’s Betting Odds:

An EFL Cup win over Manchester City lifted the gloom after the Red Devils’ 4-0 defeat to Chelsea and made it five victories from seven at base camp for Jose Mourinho’s men. It makes sense then that Man Utd’s odds to beat Burnley are as short as 9/50.

Having scored just one in three of the previous four at Old Trafford, don’t expect the hosts to decimate a solid Clarets side. Another solitary-goal-showing from United can be backed at a beefy 17/5.

Under 2.5 goals looks a better bet at 23/20 though, having landed in five of United’s seven home games so far.

A Look at Burnley’s Betting Odds:

The Clarets have been handily reliable for the punters so far this season – decent at home, hapless away. They’ve lost each of their three Premier League trips so far, conceding as many goals in the process. Those contemplating a Burnley win at 27/2 may need to revise their betting strategy.

Five of the previous six fixtures involving Sean Dyche’s troops, however, saw more goals scored after the break, which lends value to the even-money that says the second half will see the net bulge more frequently here.

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