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McGinn speculation continues ahead of Burnley



Burnley travel to eighteenth-placed Aston Villa this weekend in a game that will showcase two very different footballing identities.

Villa’s open and expansive style saw them go 2-0 up away at ten-man Arsenal last Sunday, but it was their lack of defensive grit that led to them losing that game 3-2.

Burnley meanwhile, hosted Norwich City who have impressed many by their possession and pressing play. Sean Dyche’s side stuck to what they know best however and put in a solid and sound display to win 2-0.

The home form of Dean Smith’s team could be vital in their quest for Premier League survival. Villa have won one, drawn one and lost one of their home fixtures so far.

The win was a 2-0 victory over Everton last month, and it is 12/1 for them to repeat that success by the same score line.

The speculation linking midfielder John McGinn to Manchester United simply will not go away. The Scotsman scored again at the Emirates last time and is 9/1 to score first.

He would also carry on the trend of the fact that all 12 Premier League goals scored in games between these two sides have been scored by British players.

That game also had thirteen corners, with over twelve for this game available at 5/2.

The visitors Burnley have only lost one of their last eight meetings with the Villans in the top-flight.

Chris Wood scored a brace against Norwich and is 10/1 to do so again. Meanwhile Ashley Barnes is currently the club’s top-scorer with 3 in the league so far.

Burnley have 2 clean sheets to date as well, and an ambitious Wood and Barnes to score, as well as both teams not to score is 33/1.

It is a tough game to call this. A draw is priced at 12/5, which seems likely given Villa will look to win this one, whereas Burnley will try to carry on the excellent away form they showed last year.

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