Man Utd vs Bournemouth: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 22:00
Bournemouth head to Manchester United at the worst possible time as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rejuvenates the Red Devils after Jose Mourinho’s troubled tenure.
What a difference a fresh face can make. Since the dismissal of Jose Mourinho and the caretaker appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United have won both of their games and scored a healthy eight goals in those 180 minutes. It’s a far cry from the drab football that was being played under Solskjaer’s predecessor.
However, defence remains an issue with goals leaked in both games which at least gives an off the boil Bournemouth a glimmer of hope.
Eddie Howe’s men have plummeted down the table in the last couple of months picking up just six points out of a possible 27 since the beginning of November.
A 5-0 thumping at the hands of Tottenham last time out will hardly help matters for the Cherries as they look to get a foothold ready for the new year.
However, it will have to wait until 2019 as the rampant Reds target another three points in the quest for European football for next season.
Bournemouth have failed to score in their last three league outings so expect United to make it a third straight Premier League win over Bournemouth and a first clean sheet under the new gaffer’s reign in a steady 2-0 win.
- Manchester United to win to nil
Bournemouth have not scored on the road in their last three matches making this the best way to go with the best betting sites for match result value.
- Under 2.5 goals
Although United have transformed of late, only one of the last four meetings between the two has seen over 2.5 goals.
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Bournemouth have only ever beaten the Red Devils once in the Premier League and twice in all competitions.
That league win came in December 2015 with the Cherries winning 2-1 on home soil in the Premier League.
Already this season United have registered a win over Bournemouth, recording a 2-1 victory at the Vitality Stadium thanks a 90th minute winner from Marcus Rashford.
Overall, Manchester United have won 10 games over Bournemouth with the Cherries claiming two victories and a total of just three draws.
- Manchester United have conceded the highest number of home goals out of the top seven so far this season.
- The first ever meetings between the two came in 1949 with United winning an FA Cup tie 6-0.
- Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson leads the Premier League’s Big Chances Missed table this season with 12.
- Bournemouth have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League matches.
- The Cherries along with Tottenham are the only sides yet to register an away draw this season.