Football tips: Burnley v Man Utd best bets from Phil Thompson for Tuesday’s Turf Moor tussle

Thommo's back for a bumper midweek of top-flight footy.


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Paddy Power ambassador, Liverpool legend and all-round top bloke Phil Thompson has got his overtime form in for a bumper midweek of extra Premier League action. Here Thommo’s taking a look at Burnley v Manchester United at Turf Moor on Tuesday night.


The Clarets look in real danger of dropping out of the Premier League with just 13 points to their name leaving them rooted to the bottom of the table. They’ve a stack of games in hand, but with goals hard to come by Thommo’s not sure their survival mission will be kicking into gear as top-four chasing Man Utd roll into town.

Burnley v Manchester United – Tuesday, February 8: 8pm
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THOMMO: This is a bit of a difficult one, because at any given time you’d normally go ‘yep, Manchester United win there. Bang on.’ But the defeat to Middlesbrough last week in the FA Cup was another poor performance. It was dreadful.

You wonder what the dressing room and training ground has been like since then.

They did beat West Ham last time out in the Premier League with that Marcus Rashford goal late on, and I’m going for Manchester United to win.

Burnley have had two nil-nils of late at Arsenal and home to Watford. They’ve won just one of their last 22 Premier League games, and no win in their last nine. Throw in Chris Wood joining Newcastle and it’s been a really difficult time. You worry that their time is up.

I am going for Manchester United to win this and to keep a clean sheet, because it’s against Burnley.

If you fancy a goalscorer here, it’s Bruno Fernandes for me and as for a correct score I like 2-0.

I think it should be comfortable for Manchester United.


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