Previewing Bournemouth vs Manchester United
Date: April 18, 2018
Manchester United were desperately disappointing against West Brom on April 15th with Jose Mourinho blaming “complacency” for his side’s loss to the club who sit bottom of the league. The Portuguese coach admitted Manchester City had been the “best team” this campaign but was left angry by his own side’s performance.
They are expected to bounce back here and are priced at 8/11 with William Hill to pick up all three points at the Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth have been averaged this season but the Cherries are safe from relegation and they may already be on the beach.
Eddie Howe’s side have only won five times at home this campaign including victories over Everton, Stoke and Arsenal. Manchester United won their last visit to this stadium but were defeated here back in 2015.
The visitors are missing Daley Blind and Phil Jones and, following their listless display at the weekend, Mourinho may opt to shuffle his pack here.
Bournemouth are without Junior Stanislas, who netted the opening goal when these sides met three years ago. Adam Smith and Tyrone Mings are also sidelined.
A High-Scoring Affair is Expected
This match has the potential to be a hugely entertaining 90 minutes. Nine of Bournemouth’s last ten Premier League matches have contained at least three goals and a similar outcome is expected here.
The hosts struggled to keep tabs on the opposition at Anfield on April 14th, although they had a number of opportunities to get on the score-sheet. United have only kept one clean sheet in their last five Premier League games and both sides are expected to find the back of the net once again.