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Bournemouth are ninth in the Premier League, two places behind Manchester United but only on goal difference. The home side are going through a stage of their Premier League life that hasn’t really happened before. Their last two games have both been goalless draws. Will that uncharacteristic run end when they host Manchester United on Saturday?

Latest Odds

Bournemouth are known for scoring lots of goals and conceding plenty too. It’s therefore surprising that they have had two 0-0 draws in a row. The odds of another goalless draw are 11/1 (12.0) at Ladbrokes.

What is worrying about those two draws is the fact they were against Norwich City and Watford. Both opponents are in the bottom three and have conceded 45 goals between them. Bournemouth fans will be happy with the two clean sheets though, they’re not used to those. It’s 16/5 (4.2) at Betfair that they don’t concede against Manchester United on Saturday.

Three of Bournemouth’s last four league games have ended level. You can get 5/2 (3.5) on this match being drawn if your wager is placed with BetVictor.

Manchester United moved up to seventh after their win at Norwich City last Sunday. They are seven points behind the top four and just the 15 behind league leaders Liverpool. United followed up that league win with victory over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. William Hill have odds of 23/20 (2.15) on a third United victory inside a week.

They only have one loss in their last four league games. The win at Norwich was their first away league win of the season. It also ended a run of seven league games with under 2.5 goals scored in them. The odds on under 2.5 goals in this match are 1/1 (2.0) at Coral.


Bournemouth have only taken one point from their last seven games against Manchester United. Three of the last four home games have seen both teams score. Unibet will give you 4/6 (1.66) on that stat coming up on Saturday.

Team News

Manchester United have injury problems ahead of this match. Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof picked up injuries in the midweek cup win over Chelsea. Will the thought of those players being missing affect your betting plans? Try out Betbull to see what others are thinking about this match.


Bournemouth are in the top ten but not firing on all cylinders, far from it. Manchester United have had good wins in the Europa League, Premier League and Carabao Cup. A bet on United to win with under 2.5 goals has odds of 4/1 (5.0) at Paddy Power.

Published by Steve Ashfield

Steve is a self-employed freelance writer with years of experience writing about everything from sport to politics. He loves his statistics and quotes them at every opportunity.

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