Manchester United are odds on favourites to take all three points on Sunday, priced at 13/20. The hosts, Burnley, can be backed at 9/2 to get the win – and the draw is available at 5/2*. Manchester United dropped points in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in a 0-0 draw back in October, they will be keen to redeem themselves with three points on the road.
After a big result last weekend and success in the Europa League on Thursday night, Mourinho’s men will be full of confidence heading into the weekend. Pundits have deemed United’s performance against Chelsea last weekend as the best performance from a Manchester United team in the past few years. Ander Herrera picked up the man of the match award after effectively marking Eden Hazard out of the game, playing a sublime through ball to Marcus Rashford for the opening goal and getting on the scoresheet himself.
Marcus Rashford was on the scoresheet again in midweek against Anderlecht and seems to responding more than positively to Mourinho’s criticisms of his attacking unit. His speed was on show with his goal against Chelsea on Sunday, however against Anderlecht he proved he can show composure in front of goal after smashing home following a quick turn away from the Belgian defence in extra time.
His spike in form comes at a great time for Manchester United after Zlatan Ibrahimovic was injured on Thursday night. A couple of months ago an injury to the main man up top would have been detrimental for Manchester United – however, with Marcus Rashford giving the kind of performances he has at the minute will always make United a dangerous attacking team. He is currently 7/2 to get the first goal on Sunday, and 17/20 to score anytime*.
Burnley themselves will be looking to get one over on the Red Devils this weekend. Currently, they are relatively safe and should be playing Premier League football next season. However, picking up any points this weekend will go a long way to securing that. They will not be going into the game in great form after winning just one game since January, but they have proved themselves to be a tough team to break down and Manchester United will have their work cut out for them to do so.
In terms of the bigger picture, with Liverpool playing after Manchester United this weekend and Manchester City involved in FA Cup action – three points could really turn up the pressure on the top four. With United set to play City on Thursday night, back to back wins will see them break into the top four.
*Odds may fluctuate – prices from Bet on Brazil.