Following a weekend of FA Cup action, there are no fewer than six Premier League games taking place on Tuesday night.
Among the fixtures is a clash at Old Trafford between a resurgent Manchester United and a Burnley team looking to pull away from the relegation zone.
These two teams have recaptured their form in recent weeks, but it’s the hosts that are catching the eye following eight straight wins in all competitions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
There is growing talk that the Norwegian might get the job on a permanent basis and he will further champion his cause with a victory over the Clarets – who have lost three of their last four meetings with United.
Burnley have performed better in this fixture than when they’ve faced each other at Turf Moor over recent years, claiming draws on their last two visits.
But a more telling stat can be found in the goals for tally for Sean Dyche’s men, both in this match up and in recent times. Burnley have failed to grab a goal in four of their last five meetings with United and go into this match having failed to score in their last two matches.
In contrast, Solskjaer’s men have scored 22 times in his eight games in charge, with Marcus Rashford netting five of those.
The England international was sent off in the win at Burnley earlier in the season and, having only made a brief appearance at Arsenal on Friday, will be keen to make amends for that in the reverse fixtures.
Meanwhile, United’s local rivals Manchester City look to be back to their best and will fully expect to claim three points at Newcastle on Tuesday.
Pep Guardiola’s men have not conceded a goal in their last six outings in all competitions and are seeking a league double over the Magpies after a 2-1 win at the Etihad in September.
City are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Newcastle, winning five of those encounters and scoring 18 goals in that run.