Premier League: Marvellous Marcus…

The Premier League returns tonight, after a quick break for the FA Cup, with three games scheduled.

The early game sees Sheffield United host Newcastle at Bramall Lane. The hosts have had a disastrous start to the season, gaining only two points from their opening 17 games, finally winning their first game of the season against League One side Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup on the weekend.

Sheffield United are better than this though, and that win could bring them some confidence. They will see this game as winnable, and they know that time is running very short if they are to avoid relegation. They will have to really go for it tonight.

Newcastle are on a poor run themselves right now, taking only two points from their past six games and going out of the FA Cup at Arsenal. We think this creates the opportunity for Sheffield United to claim their first league win of the year.

The second game sees Wolves at home against Everton. The Toffees have been impressive this season, but will have to play this game without key forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin, while Brazilian Richarlison faces a late fitness test. Losing these two would be a huge blow to their chances of success.

Wolves have no new injuries from their FA Cup win over Crystal Palace, and have shown signs of late of adapting to the absence of star striker Raul Jimenez. We think they are a good price to win at home tonight.

The third game is probably the highlight of the evening, Manchester United‘s trip to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.

Burnley won 2-0 at Old Trafford in the last meeting between these two last January, but United are a different side now and just need a positive result from this game to climb to the top of the league. They have scored 21 goals away from home, more than any other top-flight team, and we think they will continue that form tonight.

Marcus Rashford has been one of United’s stars this season, scoring four in his last five league games. We’ll take a punt that he continues this form tonight, with William Hill offering 10/1 that he scores at least two goals.

Recommendations:

Sheffield United and Wolves to win as a double, 1 pt, at approximately 5/1, widely available

Rashford (Manchester United) to score at least two goals, 1 pt, at 10/1, William Hill

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