Bournemouth vs Manchester United Preview

April 17, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Wednesday’s Premier League action comes from the Vitality Stadium where Bournemouth take on Manchester United.

The South Coast club go in to the game on the back Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Liverpool extending their winless run to three games.

They have in fact won just one of their last eight league games though they sit ten points clear of the bottom three and a victory here would move them ever closer to securing their top flight status for another season.

Adam Smith and Junior Stanislas will both miss this game though Tyrone Mings could feature after recovering from a long term injury.

Callum Wilson is widely available at 8.0 (7/1) to get the first goal of the game ahead of 8.5 (15/2) chance Jermaine Defoe.

The home win is as highly priced as the 5.0 (4/1) on offer from several firms with the visitors favourites at 1.75 (3/4). The draw can be backed at 4.0 (3/1) with a selection of bookmakers.

Having stunned their neighbours in the Manchester derby two games ago Jose Mourinho’s side fell to a shock 1-0 home defeat to bottom of the table West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.

That result both handed Manchester City the title and allowed Liverpool to move to within a point of them in the race for second so they will be keen to again restore a four point advantage over Jurgen Klopp’s men here.

A number of changes are expected ahead of the Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with Tottenham Hotspur with Marcos Rojo, Scott McTominay and Phil Jones among those pushing for recalls, along with fit-again defender Daley Blind.

Romelu Lukaku is favourite to open the scoring at 4.6 (18/5) with Unibet, with Jesse Lingard a 7.0 (6/1) shot with Sky Bet.

A Lukaku goal was enough to separate the sides at Old Trafford back in December while last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a 3-1 win for Manchester United.

Aside from that game earlier this season both teams have scored each time they have faced each other so you may be tempted to back that outcome this time around at 1.75 (3/4) with Betfair.

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