FOOTBALL: Man United seek win against Burnley, as Inter take on Roma

BY CHRISTOPHER SAWYERS

Friday, January 19, 2018

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This Saturday and Sunday, football fans will be asking themselves if they will be treated to the same thrilling football they witnessed last week. Wow, just simply wow! What a game it was last weekend as Liverpool and Manchester City lived up to all the hype, while the Real Madrid free fall continued. Likewise, Arsenal and Arsene Wenger's woes continued.

This week the other Manchester club, United will be thrust in the firing line when they travel to the surprisingly good Burnley team, and then we zip over to Italy where two of the giants of Italian football lock horns as Inter Milan faces Roma.

Manchester United will make the visit to Burnley hoping not to suffer the same fate their neighbour City suffered when they took on Liverpool last weekend. The Premier League surprise team Burnley currently sits in seventh place just below Arsenal and have been impressive at home, losing only twice. They surely will remember beating Manchester United in their first-ever Premier League game with an unforgettable 1-0 back in 2009, and based on current form they must be harbouring thoughts of another surprise.

United have won 3 and drawn 3 of their last six games, but with Manager Jose Mourinho moaning that his rival Man City has spent big to be leading the league, it would be wise of him to stop and reflect on the fact that he has spent over 300 million pounds since he arrived at United just two years ago.

My betting tip: Burnley win or draw.

The JustBet odds on the match are as follows:

Burnley to win $6.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $6,000.

Manchester United to win $1.55, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $1,550.

Odds of a draw, $3.75, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $3,750.

Odds on the home team (Burnley) winning the game 3-1 at full-time, $70.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $70,000.

Odds on the away team (Manchester United) winning the game 0-3 at full-time, $11.50, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $11,500

Odds on the game drawing 2-2 at full-time, $20.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $20,000!!!

On Sunday at 2:45 (local time), two of the giants of Italian football go head to head in an expected cracking encounter as third placed Inter Milan play against fifth-placed Roma.

It's a fixture that even a month ago looked as though it might have significant bearing at the top of the table, but after both sides have stuttered recently, it's now primarily of importance for the Champions League qualification.

Inter won 3-1 away to Roma in the first meeting in August and will hope to continue in the same vein. But they have a surprisingly poor home record against Roma, having only won two of their last eight matches against them in all competition. Interestingly, Inter have lost just once at home this season, while Roma have lost just once away this season. It's a battle of two high-profile teams struggling for form — one brutal at home and the other deadly on the road.

My prediction: Inter Milan to win 2-1.

The JustBet odds are as follows:

Inter Milan to win $2.25, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $2,250.

Roma to win $2.90, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $2,900.

Odds of a draw, $3.45, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $3,450.

Odds on the home team (Inter Milan) winning the game 3-1 at full-time, $17.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $17,000.

Odds on the away team (Roma) winning the game 1-3 at full-time, $22.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $22,000.

Odds on the game drawing 2-2 at full-time, $12.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $12,000!!!!!

Bets can be placed at any of the 120 JustBet locations islandwide. Persons can visit JustBetJA.com for verification of odds and a full listing of betting options.

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