Manchester United will be bidding to make it three Premier League victories in a row when they head to Turf Moor on Tuesday evening to take on relegation-threatened Burnley. Meanwhile, Aston Villa will try to make it two wins in a row when they host struggling Leeds. You can live-bet on the Premier League action by using our sportsbook.
Burnley vs. Man United: Low-Scoring Affair
Manchester United made an embarrassing early exit from the FA Cup after losing to second-tier side Middlesbrough in a penalty shootout at Old Trafford on Friday, with their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo missing a first-half penalty. The Red Devils are currently sitting fourth in the standings, one point clear of fifth-placed West Ham United and two points above Arsenal and Tottenham while struggling Burnley is dead last with just 13 points won in 19 games, having won just once in the league.
United enters this clash as huge favorites at -175 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds but the match should be closer than the odds suggest. They’ve scored eight times across their last six visits to Turf Moor but, given their current struggles and internal issues, we can’t back them to win this fixture. Each of their previous six away games at this venue have seen under 2½ goals scored.
On the other side, Burnley have lost all of their last five home domestic league games with Manchester United, failing to find the back of the net. Tuesday’s contest will be Burnley’s 5,000th league game in English football, becoming the second club to reach the milestone after Preston North End. The hosts have kept two clean sheets in a row heading to this clash and are undefeated in four successive Premier League affairs at Turf Moor.
Burnley was very busy in the January transfer window,signing a great addition in attack as former Wolfsburg talisman Wout Weghorst arrived at Turf Moor. They will be without Matej Vydra and Johann Berg Gudmundsson. The Red Devils will miss Victor Lindelof, who remains a doubt through illness, while Eric Bailly is injured. United has controlled matches decently under new manager Ralf Rangnick and with Paul Pogba back in the squad, there is no shortage of creativity anymore.
The Clarets have won only once in eight home matches this season, but they will take some encouraging signs from their last two fixtures. That doesn’t mean we will back them to win this game so don’t include them in your soccer picks and parlays. We expect them to have a defensive approach and play for the draw. Given both teams’ attacking struggles, we are going with the under 2½ goals in the match.
Pick: Under 2½ goals (Ev)
Aston Villa vs. Leeds: Value on Hosts
Aston Villa and Leeds mark their returns to action following the international break with Wednesday’s clash in the West Midlands. Aston Villa beat Everton 1-0 before heading into the international break with Emiliano Buendia scoring the winning goal. Steven Gerrard’s first window in charge of the club ended with five new players being brought in and seven players leaving the club. Philippe Coutinho has joined Villa on loan from Barcelona. The club signed Lucas Digne from Everton, Calum Chambers from Arsenal and Robin Olsen from AS Roma. Villa is currently sitting 11th in the standings, level on points with 10th-place Leicester, but given their superb transfer campaign, they will surely be aiming for a top-10 finish for the remainder of the season. They are priced at -130 to win this clash.
On the other side, Leeds saw their two-game winning run come to an end before the international break when Marcelo Bielsa’s men lost 1-0 to Newcastle United. They are currently 15th in the Premier League table with 22 points picked up in 21 games. They have a busy schedule as they will play Everton, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, and Leicester in less than one month.
Aston Villa has failed to score only once in their last 16 games at Villa Park while Leeds hasn’t won successive away games since beating bottom-placed Burnley and Southampton in May 2021. Villa looks more balanced and creative, possessing great quality all over the pitch. If you’re betting online, you should always take into consideration the transfers. Leeds has won just two of their 10 league away matches this term and have already conceded 23 goals in 10 road fixtures. Villa should have enough to get the job done and add three more points to their season tally.
Pick: Aston Villa -130