Man Utd took a leap up the Premier League table with their first away win this season, and prior to another tough away fixture at Bournemouth they are boosted by an upturn in their performances over the last two weeks.
Bournemouth are boasting a run of four home games without a loss. Nonetheless, they are still looking for their first win in five matches in all competition. Their last two fixtures both ended in a goalless stalemate, whilst Manchester United bounced back with a convincing win at Norwich last weekend. It could be another game without a goal for Bournemouth, as Man Utd are finding their feet both defensively and in attack.
MAN UTD TO WIN TO NIL
None of the teams have been scoring for fun lately, even though Manchester United grabbed three away to Norwich last round. Before the game at Norwich, Man Utd had gone six games without more than two goals in a match and we could easily have another low scoring match on our hands at Vitality Stadium this weekend.
TOTAL GOALS UNDER 2.5
Eddie Howe expressed his ‘frustration’ after their third game in a row without scoring against Watford. Although the Cherries had 60 per cent of the possession against The Hornets, they were struggling to find space in last third and could find it even harder to break down a United defence with new-found confidence.
MAN UTD TO KEEP A CLEAN SHEET
Head to Head
Joshua King was the match winner at Vitality the last time Bournemouth won against Man Utd in the Premier League, dating back to December 12, 2015. Since then, Man Utd have won six out of seven games (one draw), scoring 17 times – eight of them at Vitality Stadium.
Man Utd to win
It’s usually a tight game when Man Utd travels to Vitality Stadium and history shows that the away side usually edges it as The Cherries struggle to find their way to the net against The Red Devils.
Darren Williamson is an experienced soccer writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European soccer, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.
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