Burnley host Manchester United in exciting Sunday game

Published on April 22nd, 2017 3:36 pm EST
Written By: Cian Murray
Henrikh Mkhitaryan wearing a Manchester United shirt.  Before the game photoshoot. Year is 2017. Manchester United's roller coaster of a week comes to a head on Sunday when they travel the short distance to Turf Moor to play a Burnley side who are looking to finish off their own season on a high.

United's late extra-time winner against Anderlecht came at the end of a grueling game and the fact that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out for the rest of the season will also come as a blow for United.

This game won't be an easy one either as Burnley have been excellent at home all season. In fact, it has been their home form that has cemented their Premier League safety this season.

Marcus Rashford was Manchester United's hero in that midweek game against Anderlecht and he will have to find that form once again if the Red Devils are to triumph. They could only manage a draw in normal time against the Belgian side and that doesn't necessarily look like a bad bet in this game.

If there has been one complaint that stands against United's season, it is that they draw far too many games. If you think that the honors will be shared once again, you can back that result at a price of 13/5.

Burnley managed to grab a scoreless draw earlier in the year when the sides played at Old Trafford. A repeat of that result is priced at 15/2.

Traditionally United have been a much bigger club than Burnley and that is reflected in the prices. They go into this game as 4/6 favorites, although we wouldn't be lumping our money on at those sort of odds.

If you think Burnley can pull another home win out of the bag, you can back them to win at a price of 17/4.

In terms of the goal scoring, it is difficult to overlook Rashford after his strike against Anderlecht.

The England international is priced at around 3/1 to get the first. Burnley aren't without their threatening players either. Andre Gray has been in amazing form in the second half of the season and he is priced at an intriguing 9/1.

Our money is going on former Manchester United player Robbie Brady to get the first goal. The Republic of Ireland international has a wand of a left foot and is sensational when taking set pieces. He is priced at 16/1 to get the first goal and that price looks absolutely massive to us.

Whoever you are backing, best of luck because this is going to be a great game!

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