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Bournemouth v Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

April 16, 2018

- Grant Whittington

Vitality Stadium - Premier League

Bournemouth host Manchester United in a midweek clash, just days after the visitors' rivals Manchester City were crowned as Premier League champions.

Past Meetings

Manchester United won 1-0 at Old Trafford earlier this season against Eddie Howe's side, with Romelu Lukaku scoring the winner.

Bournemouth's last win over the Red Devils came in 2-1 home win 2015, with Junior Stanislas and Josh King scoring.

Team News

Jose Mourinho has a fully fit squad to pick from ahead of the trip to the south coast, with back up goal keeper Sergio Romero the only potential absentee with a knee injury.

The Cherries have on fresh injury problems, but they are without a trio of players until next season. Tyrone Mings, Adam Smith and Junior Stanislas are all out of action until 2018-19.

Bournemouth v Manchester United Preview and Predictions

Manchester United's defeat at home to rock bottom West Brom last weekend confirmed arch rivals Manchester City as Premier League champions.

Their derby win over City two weeks ago was soured by defeat to the lowest team in the league, and Mourinho will be seeking a reaction from his players against Bournemouth.

That loss was United's first in their last seven Premier League games, with Bournemouth recording just one win in their last eight league games.

The form of the away side will be music to Mourinho's ears, and he will be hopeful that he can pick up all three points against Howe's team, with an away win at 3/4.

United have been in good recent goal scoring form, netting seven goals in their last four Premier League games, with Bournemouth scoring six in the same run of games.

With that in mind, this game should have goals in it, and an over 2.5 goals bet is priced at 8/11.

Recommended Bets

Manchester United to win 3-1 at 14/1

United will be irritated by their slip up against The Baggies, even if the league title was lost to City months ago, and Mourinho is the master of turning these types of situations around. He will be sending his players out with a clear message to make a statement against a Bournemouth side that look to be waiting for the season to end.

Romelu Lukaku to score first at 9/2

Lukaku is United's leading scorer this season, with 15 goals in the Premier League and 26 goals overall in 2017-18. He is without a goal in his last two appearances for United, against he will be itching to end the season on a high an potentially reach 20 league goals in his debut campaign at the club.

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