Match Preview: Bournemouth vs Manchester United

Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions (W5,D1). The Cherries are only two points off fourth and will leapfrog Tottenham and Arsenal with three points here.

Manchester United have shown signs of life in their last few Premier League matches. Jose Mourinho’s side has only lost one of their last seven in the league.

United have won their last two matches away to Bournemouth but the Cherries are in fantastic shape heading into Saturday’s encounter. Eddie Howe’s side have a real opportunity to cause an upset this weekend.

Team News

Bournemouth- Joshua King has missed Bournemouth’s last two matches through injury and will be keen to turn out against his former club on Saturday. His availability will decide what formation they play against Manchester United. Start forecasting your weekend games on NaijaBet

Eddie Howe made changes for Tuesday’s EFL Cup triumph over Norwich and will revert back to his usual starting XI on Saturday, with Ryan Fraser and David Brooks on the wings and Callum Wilson up front.

Manchester United- Jose Mourinho dropped Romelu Lukaku to the bench against former club Everton last weekend and the out-of-form striker came on and missed a sitter.

Lukaku has scored seven goals in four league appearances against Bournemouth in the past, but Mourinho may hand Marcus Rashford another chance to impress on Saturday.

Fred started his first game in more than a month in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Everton and could retain his place in midfield after a positive display against the Toffees. Few changes, if any, are expected by Mourinho when they travel to Dean Court.

Marcos Rojo hasn’t featured since the 2018 World Cup but was on the bench against Everton. Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez were also both back from injuries to form part of the matchday squad.

Marouane Fellaini, Antonio Valencia, Scott McTominay, Phil Jones and Diogo Dalot remain injury concerns for Jose Mourinho ahead of Saturday’s tricky away match against Bournemouth.

Match Facts

Bournemouth has kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches in Premier League.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man Utd’s last 4 games (Premier League).

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Bournemouth’s last 6 Premier League games.

Bournemouth has seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Man Utd in all competitions.

Bournemouth are undefeated in their last 6 home matches (Premier League).

Man Utd has scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches in Premier League.

Man Utd are undefeated in their last 5 matches against Bournemouth in all competitions.

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As at the time this post Bournemouth has 3.79 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Manchester United has 2.02 odd to win the match, the odd to draw the match is 3.74.

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