Burnley vs Man. United by iSpree

Burnley
VS
Man.-United
Manchester United made a miserable start into the new season. 1-2 loss against Swansea, 1-1 against Southampton and the most embarrassing one, the 4-0 loss against MK Dons, a "England League One" team (3rd division), in the league cup. Yes, Man Udt played with a B-squad but you cannot lose against such a team when you are the a team with 20 league titles.

 

One of the reasons for this could be the weak defense. With the leavings of Vidic, Ferdinand and Evra, their defense look very weak and inexperienced. Smalling is expected to be back in this game, but it is to say, that he isn't very important. Unfortunately Man United doesn't have good replacements so they need to give him the starting position. When he was injured they played with Blackett, a young boy, who isn't really better than him. But they bought 2 defenders: Luke Shaw and Rojo. Unfortunately Luke Shaw is injured and Rojo hasn't got a work permit yet.

 

Another reason is the uninspired midfield. The preseason was great but Herrera their new signing showed that he was a very important new man. He gave nice passes and played really well. But since the start of the season he is injured and could be back in this game. Nevertheless I don't think that he will play 90 minutes if he play.

 

You cannot criticize the attack if there is no creativity in midfield and with a bad defense. Rooney, Van Persie and Mata would be doing a great job if their team mates behind would be a little better I'm sure.

 

Di Maria, their newest big signing arrived this week and I think he will be a great man on the wing. Valencia and Young are really bad and he could be bringing some great creativity into the midfield with some nice passes to his new team mates upfront. But here I expect him not to play the whole 90 minutes. I think he will get in in the 2nd half.

 

Burnley on the other side didn't looked bad against Chelsea in their first match. They lost 1-3 but to be honest, Chelsea are a big title candidate. They combine very well and you can't expect a new promoted team to beat such a good team.

 

Second game was against Swansea and they lost again (1-0). But it is to say that Swansea isn't bad too. They beat Man United 2-1, showing some really good combinations. Here they did a great job again. Swansea did very well so far but Burnley had some good chances too in this match.

 

MY PICK:

 

I think Burnley is a much better at home and against Manchester United they will surely believe to bring at least 1 point home. The new promoted team wants to show how good they can play and this will be a good opportunity against a team in big crisis and a very weak defense. Manchester on the other side without important players in defense and midfield and I think their new signings won't play the whole game. Nevertheless Man Udt is strong in attack and Rooney and Van Persie are players who can score from any position. So I expect both teams to score and more than 2 goals. Good Luck!

 

Over 2,5 goals & both teams to score @ 2.37 bet365 (8/10)pin
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