Manchester United v Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
December 11, 2017
Old Trafford - Premier League
Manchester United welcome Bournemouth to Old Trafford on Wednesday night, looking to bounce back from their derby defeat to Manchester City.
United have a strong recent record against Eddie Howe's side, winning two and drawing once in their last three Premier League meetings.
Bournemouth did beat Manchester United 2-1 at home in the 2015-16 season, but they have not won at Old Trafford in competitive action in their history.
Paul Pogba remains suspended for Manchester United, as the Frenchman serves the second game of his three match ban for a red card against Arsenal. Michael Carrick and Eric Bailly are both long term absentees for United, and Marcos Rojo is set to miss out after sustaining a head injury in the defeat to City.
Marouane Fellaini could return to action following a knee injury, but he will be assessed closer to kick off.
Howe is set to have no new injury worries ahead of the trip to Old Trafford, with long term casualties the only issues for the Cherries boss.
Defensive pair Tyrone Mings and Brad Smith are both still out through injury, and not expected to be back until the new year.
Manchester United v Bournemouth Preview and Predictions
United's loss to City opens up an 11 point gap between the two clubs, and has dealt a hammer blow to Jose Mourinho's title bid, but they should bounce back in midweek against an inconsistent Bournemouth side.
Prior to the City loss, United were on a five game Premier League wining run and Mourinho will want an immediate response from his players - and a home win is priced at 2/7.
He will also be looking to make a statement, if United are to launch a miracle title chase of Pep Guardiola's side and the intentions will be signalled with a convincing win here, a home win to nil is priced at 17/20.
Manchester United to win 3-0 at 7/1
United will be stung by their loss to City, and a reaction is thoroughly expected when they host Bournemouth in midweek, with a powerful United attack up against a Bournemouth defence that has not kept a clean sheet in their last three Premier League games.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score anytime at 5/6
Former Swedish international Ibrahimovic has made a number of recent substitute appearances as he nears his way back to full fitness from a serious knee injury, and he could start against Bournemouth. He is yet to score this season, and will be relishing the chance to find the back of the net if he is handed a starting role.