Monday, June 17, 2024

Prediction: Bournemouth vs Manchester United

Prediction: Manchester United to win 2-1

Best Odds: 9/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Bournemouth and Manchester United will lock horns with each other in the Premier League next weekend. The match between the Cherries and the Red Devils will be held at the Vitality Stadium and is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 pm UK time on Saturday.

Bournemouth

Bournemouth were expected to fight for survival in the Premier League this season and were supposed to be among the teams aiming to avoid the dreaded drop to the Championship. Things are going pretty well for the Cherries, who are not going to get relegated and could up in the top half of the league table.

Andoni Iraola’s side are 12th in the Premier League table at the moment with 41 points from 31 matches. Bournemouth are as many as 16 points above the bottom three and are only two points behind Brighton and Hove Albion in 10th.

Bournemouth will head into the Premier League match against Manchester United on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Luton Town away from home in the league. It came after a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in front of their fans in the Premier League which followed a 2-1 victory over Everton.

Team News:

Bournemouth are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation against Manchester United. Neto will be in goal for the visiting team. A Smith, Zabarnyi, Kelly and Kerkez will be the four defenders. L Cook and Christie will be the two holding midfielders. Tavernier, Kluivert and Semenyo will be the three attacking midfielders for the Cherries, who will have Solanke leading the line for them.

Manchester United

Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and are arguably the biggest in England, but they have not won the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson. In recent years, finishing in the top four and qualifying for the UEFA Champions League have been deemed a success – such has been the fall of the Red Devils.

United are struggling at the moment. Erik ten Hag’s side are as low as sixth in the Premier League table with 49 points from 31 matches, as many as 11 points behind Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa, who are fourth and fifth respectively in the standings. West Ham United in seventh are only a point behind the Red Devils, although they have played a game more.

The Red Devils will head into the Premier League match against Bournemouth on the back of a 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford in the league. It came after a 4-3 defeat to Chelsea away from home at Stamford Bridge in London in the Premier League which followed a 1-1 draw with Brentford in London in the league.

Team News:

Manchester United are likely to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Onana will be in goal and will have Dalot, Kambwala, Maguire and Wan-Bissaka in front of him in defence. Casemiro and Mainoo will be the two holding midfielders and will have Garnacho, Fernandes and Rashford ahead of them in attacking midfield. Hojlund will lead the line for the Red Devils.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Dominic Solanke has scored 18 goals and given 4 assists in 35 matches in all competitions for Bournemouth this season.
  • Justin Kluivert has scored 7 goals and provided 2 assists in 29 matches in all competitions for Bournemouth this season.
  • Rasmus Hojlund has scored 13 goals and given 2 assists in 34 games in all competitions for Manchester United this campaign.
  • Bruno Fernandes has scored 10 goals and provided 9 assists in 41 games in all competitions for Manchester United this campaign.
  • Manchester United have scored 45 goals and conceded 46 goals in 31 matches in the Premier League this season.

Conclusion

Bournemouth are in decent form at the moment and are also at home for the match against Manchester United. The Cherries will be confident of at least picking up a point against Erik ten Hag’s side. Although United’s recent form has been patchy and inconsistent, they do have a better team and should be able to eke out a narrow win.

Prediction: Manchester United to win 2-1

Best Odds: 9/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This field is required *

Join the conversation!

or Register

Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top