By Anis Bazza
Last Updated: 1st November 2018
High-flying Bournemouth face their toughest test of the season when they host Manchester United at the Vitality stadium in the early Saturday afternoon kick-off. The Cherries sit three points above the Red Devils and merely six points off the top of the table.
Bournemouth vs Man United: Odds and predictions
Eddie Howe’s side are matched up as 12/5 outsiders for the win by the William Hill traders while Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are betting as 11/10 favourites.
A draw is wagering at odds of 13/5 which makes up the first instalment of our Bournemouth vs Man United predictions.
With three wins and a draw in their last four Premier League games, Bournemouth have shot up the Premier League table and find themselves on the tails of the nation’s elite.
Eddie Howe’s side have been potent going forward and solid defensively, surprising many with the way they’ve taken to what is now Eddie Howe’s fourth season in charge in the Premier League.
While Bournemouth had a Carabao Cup Round of 16 bout with Norwich to contend with, Manchester United will have the whole week to prepare after crashing out the competition last month to Derby on penalties. Bournemouth are trading at a 20/1 pick to win the English League Cup in 2018/19.
The Red Devils, however, will visit the Vitality stadium on the back of a 2-1 win of Everton at Old Trafford which saw Anthony Martial score the winner – his fourth goal in his last four games.
Mourinho has tempered the furore and storm surrounding his position in the club and that of his best players including Paul Pogba of course.
Head-to-head (most recent first): Bournemouth 0-2 Manchester United, Manchester United 1-0 AFC Bournemouth, Manchester United 1-1 AFC Bournemouth, AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester United, Manchester United 3-1 AFC Bournemouth.
Bournemouth vs Man United predictions: correct score, best bet, assist tips
Predicted score: 1-1 draw, odds betting at a 5/1 pick
Bournemouth have enjoyed three wins and a draw in their last four games, conceding only once. They have hit somewhat of a purple patch winning three in a row.
That said, our forecast is for United to bring that run to a halt. Mourinho’s Red Devils are undefeated in the Premier League since September, recovering well from their early-season slump.
Our Bournemouth vs Man United predictions and betting tips are backing a 1-1 draw at odds of 5/1.
Best bet: Under 2.5 goals, odds of 21/10
The second instalment of our Bournemouth vs Man United predictions and betting tips see us back an under 2.5 goals punt at odds of 21/10.
Bournemouth have remained firm and steady at the back, particularly in recent games in which they’ve seen just one goal against them in their past four games.
Keeping three consecutive clean sheets against Watford, Southampton and Fulham is no mean feat either and coupled with United’s average return of 16 goals (three fewer than the Cherries) we reckon an Under 2.5 goals bet should be on the cards.
Predicted to assist: Ryan Fraser, our pick to assist a goal (odds TBC).
The industrious wide man has been a revelation for the Cherries this season, churning up a very respectable return of goals and assists from the left-midfield position.
Fraser has already scored three goals in the Premier League this season but has provided five assists to on top as well. His average of 2.5 key passes per game has helped produce a host of chances for the Cherries this campaign.
Having contributed to 42% of Bournemouth’s 19 league goals this season, we’re forecasting Ryan Fraser to do the same when United visit the Vitality stadium as part of our final Bournemouth vs Man United predictions and betting tips.
Bouremouth vs Man United predictions: Opta Stats
- Bournemouth have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three Premier League games – they’ve never done so in four consecutively in the top-flight.
- Man Utd have won just two of their last seven away Premier League games (W2 D2 L3).
- Man Utd striker Romelu Lukaku has scored six goals in his last three Premier League meetings with Bournemouth, including netting in both matches for the Red Devils last season.
- Man Utd’s Anthony Martial has scored in each of his last three Premier League games (4 goals in total) – he’s never scored in four in a row in the competition.
- Under Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba has been directly involved in more goals in all competitions than any other Man Utd player (20 goals, 22 assists).
- Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson has been directly involved in nine goals in 10 Premier League games this season (5 goals, 4 assists) – just one fewer than he was in 28 games last term (8 goals, 2 assists).
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about many different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Sport Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.