Soccer Picks: Bet Manchester United 2-0 Over Burnley for today's Premier League Action

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:04 PM GMT

The Red Devils are on a five-match unbeaten run across all competitions. Will they keep this streak going with another positive result at home to Burnley? Our soccer odds breakdown can be located inside.

Odds Overview
Another one of the top favorites for Wednesday's soccer action is Manchester United. The Red Devils are quoted at right around -325 to grab the three points, leaving Burnley as a massive +1000 underdog on the soccer odds. A draw can be found in the +400 to +500 range.

 

Manchester United
Following a 1-1 draw, the Red Devils' unbeaten run has moved to five matches, but it's not like it was all that impressive of a point, in spite of the fact it came away from home. United had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa, and it could be argued Louis van Gaal's squad was lucky not to lose. 

For large stretches of the match, the Red Devils were outplayed, and they were down and out and looking likely to lose after a goal in the 49th minute from the Villans. However, Daley Blind found the back of the net in stoppage time to give United what could turn out to be a hugely important point in the thick of the race atop the Premier League.

As it stands, United is in fifth place, but they've got the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool right on their heels, so every point is of the utmost importance now. The Red Devils were just leapfrogged by Arsenal, who picked up three points on Tuesday, so they can get re-claim their spot in the top four with a good showing here on Wednesday. Wayne Rooney, who captains the side, will look to make a big impact, as will Angel Di Maria.

 

Burnley
You can't be feeling too good about Burnley if you're a supporter, as they're in 17th place in the Premier League right now. The Clarets are living on the edge and are in a very precarious position overall, just a matter of points clear from the dreaded relegation zone. In fact, only one poiny separates Burnley from the bottom three.

That means getting even a draw out of this visit to Old Trafford would be a huge get. However, looking at this team's away form, it's clear they've had a heck of a lot of trouble when playing on other pitches aside from their own. That's something that's going to need to change if Burnley wants to escape relegation and take part in the Premier League next season.

Individually, the Clarets will look to Danny Ings to provide the inspiration. He's been the clear-cut top threat for Burnley all season long, and as a result he's getting a lot of interest from bigger teams like Liverpool and Tottenham. Ings will be fancying his chances of getting at least one goal against a United back-line that has had its fair share of problems. Getting the ball past star keeper David de Gea is another story entirely, though.

 

Premier League Pick
Looking at recent results, it's hard to ignore the form the Red Devils are in. Add in the fact they're at home in the comfortable confines of Old Trafford, and you can see why we like United's chances of a straightforward win.

Burnley has been performing lately and hasn't done well away from home either, so you can see why the lines are as lopsided as they are. The Clarets have one win, four draws and six losses in 11 away matches, while totaling 10 goals for and 22 goals against. Simply put, they haven't been good.

In order to get more value out of your soccer picks, consider backing the Red Devils to win by at least two goals, which offers up a much more friendly price on the odds board. Back United.

Soccer Pick: Manchester United 2 Burnley 0

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