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Bournemouth vs. Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

31 October 2019

Saturday 2 November

Vitality Stadium - Premier League

Bournemouth are looking to put an end to their run of five games without a win as they welcome Manchester United to the Vitality Stadium in Saturday’s early kick-off. The Red Devils finally won their first away game since March last Thursday, before quickly following it up with a second on the road at Norwich City at the weekend.

Marcus RashfordSource:EDDIE KEOGH.Action Images/Reuters

Past Meetings

United beat Bournemouth home and away last season, backing up a 2-1 win at the Vitality with a more comprehensive 4-1 victory back at Old Trafford later in the campaign. That was a fourth successive win for the Reds against the Cherries, with United winning six of the eight Premier League meetings between the clubs, with a draw and defeat in the other fixtures.

Team News

Eddie Howe is set to be without four players for this weekend’s game. David Brooks is nearing a return to full training and isn’t ready to play yet, while Dan Gosling is expected back towards the end of November. Charlie Daniels and Junior Stanislas are both long-term absentees due to knee injuries.

The visitors have even more fitness problems to contend with. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t expect Paul Pogba back until December thanks to a persistent ankle problem, while defenders Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Diogo Dalot and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are all injured. The United manager could have Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic available though.

Bournemouth vs. Manchester United Preview and Predictions

Manchester United’s upturn in form on the road has come at a good time, with Solskjaer’s side midway through a run of four away games in a row. The Reds have a strong record against Bournemouth, so can they make it three away wins in a row after failing to record a single one since dramatically beating Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last season?

We think they can, pricing up the away team as the 2.20 favourites for the win. With Anthony Martial back in the fold, United are looking a lot more dangerous up front. The movement and threat was back against Norwich last weekend, with Martial and Marcus Rashford linking up to wonderful effect on a number of occasions, and Daniel James also laying on a lovely assist for Rashford.

United will cause real problems for any team in the Premier League when they attack like that, particularly ones that have failed to win any of their last five games. That run includes Bournemouth’s 2-0 defeat to Burton Albion in the League Cup, although United’s extra midweek duties in that competition mean the hosts will have fresher legs here.

That could make Howe’s side more attractive at 3.25. The Cherries have drawn three of their last four Premier League matches, losing the other 1-0 away to Arsenal. Bournemouth got a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford two and a half years ago, and they are 3.50 to take a point from their visitors here.

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Man United to win and BTTS at 3.80

United played some great football last weekend and have a superb record against Bournemouth. They haven’t kept a clean sheet away from home in the Premier League since beating Fulham 3-0 back in February though, with the Cottagers relegated soon after.

1-1 draw at 6.60

Considering their record against United, a draw might be the best the home fans can hope for this weekend. Bournemouth have drawn three of their last four matches and have shared the spoils in three of their five home games in the league so far this term, losing to Manchester City and beating Everton in the others.

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