Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Bournemouth v Manchester United and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s 12:30pm kick-off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Bournemouth v Manchester United Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 03/11/18
- Time: 12:30
- Venue: Vitality Stadium
- Channel: BT Sport 1
Manchester United make the trip to the South Coast for the early kick off having the succinct advantage timing wise before Champions League match day four preparations begin, and layers suggest the Red Devils are around a 50% chance to take all the points.
Bournemouth come into the game with great form and may cause an upset to break into the top four, however their form has come at the expense of sides outside of the BIG six.
Starting with Manchester United Jose Mourinho dropped Romelu Lukaku to the bench against former club Everton last weekend and the out-of-form striker came on and missed a sitter. Lukaku has scored seven goals in four league appearances against Bournemouth in the past, but Mourinho may hand Marcus Rashford another chance to impress on Saturday.
Fred started his first game in more than a month in last weekend's 2-1 win over Everton and could retain his place in midfield after a positive display against the Toffees. Few changes, if any, are expected by Mourinho when they travel to Dean Court.
Marcos Rojo hasn't featured since the 2018 World Cup but was on the bench against Everton. Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez were also both back from injuries to form part of the matchday squad.
Marouane Fellaini, Antonio Valencia, Scott McTominay, Phil Jones and Diogo Dalot remain injury concerns for Jose Mourinho ahead of Saturday's tricky away match against Bournemouth.
Bournemouth team news: Joshua King has missed Bournemouth's last two matches through injury and will be keen to turn out against his former club on Saturday. His availability will decide what formation they play against Manchester United.
Eddie Howe made changes for Tuesday's EFL Cup triumph over Norwich and will revert back to his usual starting XI on Saturday, with Ryan Fraser and David Brooks on the wings and Callum Wilson up front.
Potential Bournemouth Starting XI: Begovic, Francis, Cook, Ake, Daniels, Cook, Lerma, Smith, Fraser, Wilson and Brooks
Potential Manchester United Starting XI: Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, Matic, Pogba, Rashford, Mata and Martial
Head To Head
- Bournemouth 1-1-4 Manchester United (Last six).
Key Stats & Facts
- Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in their last three PL games.
- Over 2.5 goals have occurred in Manchester United’s last four PL games.
- Bournemouth’s last three against Manchester United have resulted in fewer than three goals.
- Bournemouth are undefeated in the last six home matches in the PL.
- Manchester United have netted two or more goals in their last three PL matches.
- Manchester United are unbeaten in their last five meetings with the hosts.
- Bournemouth – 14/5 Betfair
- Draw – 11/4 Betfair
- Manchester United –21/20 Unibet
The pricing looks about right where money for all three match outcomes has a valid case. For instance, Bournemouth’s great unbeaten record, Manchester United’s record against the hosts and that the draw is on the big side also. A home win will see, pending later results have Eddie Howe’s side enter the top four.
Jose Mourinho's men have shown signs of life in their last few Premier League matches, having only lost one of their last seven in the league.
Seeing as both sides are generally awarded a mid-high range of corners with the Cherries averaging just over five per game at home. United are averaging exactly six per game on the road. Now combining the two may be a little naïve, however, BetVictor are 7/10 on over 9.5 corners represents just under a 59% chance giving this a fair chance of landing. I would feel more comfortable backing over 9.5 than taking a slightly elevated price at 5/6 on over 10.5.
I also expect Manchester United to continue their good run and would expect Jose’s men to pick up the three points to derail the Bournemouth run.