Premier League newcomers are going to welcome a team which has won the trophy thirteen times in the Premier League history. And who would have thought that a surprise might well be on the cards. Yes, that is true! The last match of this Premier League weekend, Bournemouth vs Manchester United, is going to be an important clash for both the teams.
The visitors have been knocked out of the Champions League, thanks to their midweek loss against Wolfsburg. Louis Van Gaal will have to focus solely on the league and he cannot afford to lose anymore. The team, in spite of a decent start to the campaign, has failed miserably during the last few weeks. In the last six league games, they won only twice. Other four matches ended in dull draws. A more important thing is that the Red Devils could only score four goals in the last six matches. Naturally, the coach will want to heave a sigh of relief with a straight and emphatic win over the minnows.
But, then again, the minnows defeated defending champions Chelsea in their last match. That too, at Stamford Bridge. Thanks to a late goal from Glenn Murray, Bournemouth won against the Blues by the narrowest of margins. They are still just above the relegation zone but they will look forward to causing yet another upset.
It’s quite clear that this fixture, Bournemouth vs Manchester United, is going to be one worth waiting for.
Manchester United have suffered a lot from injury woes and the list is getting longer. During the last match, their main defenders Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian got injured. In addition, four other defenders – Phil Jones, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo will miss this fixture. Upfront, Wayne Rooney is the main concern for the team. He could not take part in the last two games and may miss another one. Bastian Schweinsteiger will also miss due to suspensions while Morgan Schneiderlin picked up a knock in the last match. Ander Herrera, however, can make a comeback to the squad.
On the other hand, Bournemouth have been suffering from the absence of their talisman Callum Wilson. However, no other first team player is going to miss this fixture.
Bournemouth vs Manchester United Probable lineup:
The defense is going to cause some worries for Louis Van Gaal. In the absence of his main defenders, he is likely to rely on youngsters. Following are the probable lineups for Bournemouth vs Manchester United.
The last meeting of Bournemouth vs Manchester United was a 2002 preseason friendly. It was also the debut game for Rio Ferdinand. The Red Devils won the game 3-2.
Manchester United: DDWWDD
Anthony Martial scored a goal in the last match and the attackers could manage another goal off an opponent defender. It seems that Manchester United’s scoring worries have stopped as of now. Moreover, they are going to face a team who have conceded the most number of goals (30) this season. Our prediction is going to be Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United.
Bournemouth vs Manchester United Betting odds:
Odds for Bournemouth winning is 12/5, for a draw it is 23/10 while the odds for Manchester United winning is 6/5.
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