Desperate to bounce back from their Anfield heartbreak over the weekend, Manchester United will welcome Burnley to Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Watching the runaway leaders eventually grab a 2-0 win among a party atmosphere on Merseyside, the Reds have continued to show some glaring inconsistencies this season having lost two of their last three Premier League matchups.
On the flip side, after shocking many across England and picking up a 2-1 win over top-four contenders Leicester at Turf Moor, Sean Dyche’s men managed to bring an end to their four-match top-flight losing run.
However, continuing to show some extended issues outside of Lancashire, the Clarets will also be concerned by their side’s most recent meetings against Wednesday’s hosts.
Hit with a 2-0 defeat when they welcome United to Turf Moor over the festive period, Dyche’s men have failed to win any of their last 10 matches against the former champions and another United victory can be found priced at 4/11 with Ladbrokes.
All eyes on Solskjaer
While United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may have announced that he saw “plenty of positives” following his side’s 2-0 defeat at a hostile Anfield over the weekend, the Reds were largely outplayed and were lucky to have only shipped a pair of strikes.
Opening the midweek fixtures sat five points adrift of the top-four, there is no doubt that fans around Old Trafford would have been rocked by the injury news surrounding Marcus Rashford.
Having to limp off against Wolves last week after coming off the bench for just 15 minutes after a collision with Matt Doherty, it has been announced that the England international has suffered a double stress fracture in his back.
Expected to be on the sidelines for as long as two months, United’s Norwegian icon will be calling on Anthony Martial to lead their attacking charge.
Finding the net at Turf Moor over the festive period, the Frenchman has four in his last five Premier League appearances, including bagging two in his last three top-flight matches on home soil.
You might be interested to know that Martial can be found priced at 11/10 with Coral to extend on that tally in midweek.
Chris Wood – The Burnley saviour?
While many around Turf Moor may have been worried by Burnley four-match losing run earlier in the month, the Claret’s really caught the eye with their second-half comeback against Leicester over the weekend.
Coming from a goal down to snatch a 2-1 victory over the Foxes and extending their bottom-three buffer to five points, Head Coach Sean Dyche will now be calling on his side to make some much-needed improvements on the road.
Including a 3-0 hammering away at Stamford Bridge 11 days ago, Wednesday’s guests have lost three of their last four Premier League matches outside of Lancashire.
With Ashley Barnes undergoing a hernia operation, it is no surprise that Burnley’s safety charge will be led by leading marksman and Sunday’s hero, Chris Wood.
Now bagging two goals in his last three Premier League appearances, the New Zealand international has already recorded nine top-flight strikes this season and can be found priced at 11/4 with William Hill to extend on that tally in midweek.