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Bournemouth vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

Bournemouth vs Manchester United odds and betting statistics



Bournemouth vs Manchester United match preview

Will Manchester United move one step closer to secure their Champions League return?

A week ago, the Red Devils certainly made hard work of it but, eventually, beat Wolves 2-0 at Old Trafford.

Anthony Martial tapping into an empty net, having been set up by Antony, before Alejandro Garnacho marked his return with a goal towards the end of stoppage time.

Before this, Erik ten Hag’s team had actually lost back-to-back away games, at Brighton and West Ham, continuing their underwhelming form on the road.

Nevertheless, Man United kick off in fourth, one point and one place above Liverpool, having played one game less.

The Red Devils conclude their league campaign with home fixtures against Chelsea and then Fulham, needing to win two out of three to rubber stamp a top four finish.

The away side cannot take this game lightly, having lost three of their last seven trips to Dean Court, including being beaten 1-0 when they most-recently visited in November 2019.

Bournemouth themselves can play without pressure, having secured safety, against all expectations, a few weeks ago.

Since reaching 39 points by battering Leeds last month, Gary O’Neil’s team have suffered back-to-back defeats, beaten 3-1 by Chelsea and then 2-0 by Crystal Palace.

So, having achieved their goal, the Cherries could be accused of being on the beach, although they’ll surely give their all given the prestige and calibre of their visitors.

So, can Bournemouth spring a surprise, derailing Man United’s top four hopes?

Bournemouth team news

January signing from Dynamo Kyiv Ilya Zabarnyi finally made his full-Premier League debut a week ago, so will be hoping to keep his place at the back.

Dango Ouattara, who scored the winner at Spurs last month, will be targeting another famous goal here, supporting top-scorer Dominic Solanke in attack.

Predicted XI (4-5-1): Neto; Smith, Senesi, Zabarnyi, Viña; Rothwell, Lerma, Billing, Christie, Ouattara; Solanke.

Manchester United team news

Raphaël Varane returned at centre-back last weekend, his first appearance since 13 April, which is a big boost ahead of that Manchester Derby FA Cup Final in a fortnight.

Alejandro Garnacho is also back after injury, coming off the bench to score the clincher against Wolves in his first outing since 12 March.

In less good news, Marcus Rashford has recovered from the injury that saw him miss the win over Wolves, but will reportedly not travel to the South Coast due to illness.

Casemiro, Rashford and Luke Shaw were all on target in the reverse fixture, a 3-0 victory just after the World Cup break.

Goalkeeper David de Gea will make his 542nd appearance for the club; only six player, Ryan Giggs, Sir Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Bill Foulkes, Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney, have made more.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Lindelöf, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes; Antony, Sancho, Martial.

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Ben Gray

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