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Premier League preview and odds: Bournemouth vs Manchester United


Published on: 10/12/2015

Premier League preview and odds: Bournemouth vs Manchester United

December 12, 2015 15:00pm - Vitality Stadium

Premier League

Bournemouth will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to four games on Saturday when they face fourth-ranked Manchester United at the Vitality Stadium in the Barclays Premier League.

Cherries out of drop zone

After eight games without a win, Bournemouth finally grabbed all three points in a game by defeating reigning league champions Chelsea in their own back yard. The 1-0 victory away from home extended their unbeaten run to three games and lifted them out of the relegation basement.

With just three points separating the six teams around them, Eddie Howe’s men could make a significant move up the table if they can find a way past Manchester United this weekend.

United dumped out of Champions League

Manchester United are currently sitting in second place in the table, but after getting dumped out of the Champions League by Wolfsburg on Tuesday, the rumblings of discontent have yet to subside at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are winless in four games in all competitions having drown three in a row before Tuesday’s crucial defeat in Europe. In their latest league clash, they drew 0-0 at home to West Ham United. Prior to that they also drew away to league leaders Leicester City.

Team news

Bournemouth have been one of the worst-hit teams in terms of injuries in the current campaign. This week, they could welcome back Sylvain Distin and Tommy Elphick, however, Lee Tomlin remains a doubt.

United have plenty of injury concerns too, but could welcome back Morgan Schneiderlin from a thigh injury. Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney, Ander Herrera and Phil Jones are all doubtful for this clash.

Bastian Schweinsteiger will serve a three-match suspension for an incident that occured in the game against West Ham.

Recent form (League)

Bournemouth: DDLDL

Manchester United: WLWWD

Betting odds and tips

Bournemouth seem to have found some momentum but have not won a game at home since September. United will be feeling downbeat after Wednesday but are unbeaten in four Premier League away games. However, the extra travelling may just take its toll on the away side and give the home side an opportunity to grab a point. The draw can be backed at 23/10 with Bet365.

Published on: 10/12/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (10/12/2015 17:06:50) but are subject to change.