Bournemouth vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: 18th April 2018, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
Manchester United were stunned by West Brom on the weekend and the result crowned cross city rivals Manchester City as the new English Premier League champions.
The Baggies did have the fair share of luck in a match that saw a penalty not given for a foul on Ander Herrera in the first half and a series of saves by Ben Foster. Yet, Jay Rodriguez took his chance when it was presented to him to put the rock bottom side 1-0.
Besides, it was a miserable afternoon for the bunch of players that helped the Red Devils overturn a 2-0 deficit to a 3-2 win against their bitter rivals 8 days ago. Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez seem to be running around like headless chickens. And it is a ground reality that the duo do not have the consistency to perform at this level. This makes me remember the joke circulating on social media – “Without De Gea, you would be playing in the Championship”.
Meantime, Bournemouth lost 3-0 Liverpool on the weekend which ended their 3 match unbeaten run. They picked 5 points from the previous three games.
The Cherries are a team with minimal ambitions at the moment and their sole target is to widen the gap with relegation zone. They are 11th in the table and have a 10 point cushion over the bottom three. Mathematically, the danger is not over considering they have won a humble 26% of their matches this season. Still, 2 points from the remaining 4 games may get the over the line.
Eddie Howe’s men do look like a solid unit while playing at their own backyard. They lost just one of their last 8 at the Vitality Stadium and picked up 4 wins and 3 draws in the process.
Bournemouth vs Manchester United: Head-to-head
Manchester United won 3, drew 1 and lost 1 of the 5 Premier League meetings with Bournemouth so far.
Both teams scored in 4 of them, and the two so far at the Vitality stadium.
Bournemouth’s lone win in the series came in the inaugural h2h meeting between the two back in December 2015 at their home ground on a 2-1 margin. They lost 3-1 in the corresponding fixture last season.
Bournemouth vs Manchester United: Prediction
We just saw the two sides of Manchester United in a matter of days. But the humiliating defeat on the weekend could spur the team to do better in the midweek game.
Now, it is true that Bournemouth are a tough nut to crack at their own turf. But, the Cherries had lost four of the five games at Vitality Stadium against teams sitting in top five of the Premier League table. Therefore, the away win is the most probable outcome, and it is a value bet since the odds are priced at 1.75.
Bournemouth vs Manchester United: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.75 with William Hill
Both teams to Score @ 1.77 with 10bet.