Manchester United’s excellent 2-0 victory over Premier League leaders Chelsea has thrown the title race wide open with just four points now separating the top two and six games left to play. It also reinforced United’s top-four credentials and another victory this weekend could see them narrow the gap on rivals Manchester City to just a single point.
The Red Devils enjoy a game-in-hand over the Citizens and they will certainly be confident of putting this to good use on Sunday afternoon. Pep Guardiola’s side are in FA Cup semi-final action this weekend and Jose Mourinho will be confident that he can steer his men ever closer to a Champions League place, something which has eluded them for the past few seasons.
For their part, Burnley are effectively safe from relegation to the Championship with eight points separating them from the bottom three as things stand. The Clarets were widely tipped to make the drop to the second tier at the end of the campaign but their form at Turf Moor has been the main reason behind their relative success.
Sean Dyche’s men have won all-but-two of their last eight home games in the Premier League with just a single defeat during that time, this being against high-flying Tottenham Hotspur. Can they continue this excellent run by putting Manchester United to the sword on Sunday and severely denting their top-four ambitions?
We don’t think so. United will have been hugely boosted by their 2-0 victory over Chelsea at the weekend and whilst they have been far from their best away from home this season, they should have enough about them to brush aside the Clarets on Sunday. That said, the Red Devils have been less-than-solid in defence, especially away from Old Trafford and as such we believe that Sean Dyche’s side can give them a scare by scoring at some point.