Manchester United vs Burnley Prediction, 4/18/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester United vs Burnley
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Old Trafford in Manchester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester United (-314) Burnley (+872)
Old Trafford is the venue where Marcus Rashford and Manchester United (18-9-4, 2nd in the EPL) will play Burnley (8-9-14, 15th in the EPL) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net will be Dean Henderson for Manchester United and Nick Pope for Burnley. The moneyline on this contest has Manchester United priced at -314 and the Clarets are priced at +872. The total opens at 2.75.
Manchester United played Tottenham in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 3-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 85.3% rate by converting 440 of the 516 passing targets last match. Manchester United attempted 23 dribbles in this contest and completed 15 of the tries for a percentage of 65.2%. Regarding shot accuracy, Manchester United ended this match at a 58.3% clip by hitting 7 shots on target out of 12 total shots. Manchester United sports an average of 1.87 goals per 90 min (58 goals in total) and have accounted for 41 assists in all games this season.
Marcus Rashford is a guy who should impact this matchup for Manchester United. Rashford has been in the starting lineup in 130 contests during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.41 G/90. The forward representing England has recorded 54 goals scored in 11,873 mins. He has totaled 28 assists while tallying 16 yellow cards so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Bruno Fernandes, the midfielder hailing from Portugal. He has assisted on a goal 60 times so far in his career and he has scored 82 goals. Fernandes has been on the pitch for 19,393 minutes during 220 starting assignments and has been handed 48 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.38 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Manchester United will be Dean Henderson. Henderson has defended the goal for 12,105 mins and has tallied 383 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 0.9 (117 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 77.6. The goalkeeper from England has had 499 shots sent his way in 134 starts. Henderson (70-34-30 record in his career) has recorded 55 clean sheets, which has earned him a 41.0% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Burnley took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Newcastle United. Burnley ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 out of the 8 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 356 of the 464 passes they tried earning a rate of 76.7%. Burnley had 4 shots tried out of the team's 24 shots tried which had them sitting at a 16.7% clip when they last took the field. With 24 goals and 13 assists for all their matches, Burnley averages 0.77 goals and 0.42 assists per 90.
Chris Wood will be counted on for Burnley. He scores 0.46 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 284 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward who is from New Zealand has been on the field for 25,236 professional minutes while scoring 128 goals. He has earned 9 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 34 times. You should also keep an eye on Ashley Westwood, the midfielder representing England. Westwood has been handed a total of 60 yellow card warnings in 33,158 mins (373 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.07. He has earned 24 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 44 times.
Nick Pope will look after the net for Burnley. So far in his career, Pope has allowed 204 goals while earning 611 stops in 190 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.07 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 71-58-62. He sports a save % of 75.9 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 39.5%. Pope has earned 75 clean sheets and has defended 806 shots tried against him in 17,199 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Manchester United (-314)
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