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Manchester United will be facing visiting rivals Bournemouth at Old Trafford in this Premier League match on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Manchester United v Bournemouth, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Manchester United will be looking for a repeat result of the 0-3 Premier League success vs Brighton & Hove Albion.
In that game, Manchester United had 63% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Manchester United, the goals were scored by Mason Greenwood (16') and Bruno Fernandes (29', 50'). Brighton & Hove Albion got 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that things are going according to plan in the Manchester United rearguard. The Red Devils have been mean at the back, with the total number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past 6 clashes standing at 2. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, of course.
Ahead of this meeting, Manchester United are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Newcastle United in Premier League action, Bournemouth will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Bournemouth managed 54% possession and 12 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Bournemouth was Dan Gosling (90'). On the other side, Newcastle United got 12 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Dwight Gayle (5'), Sean Longstaff (30'), Miguel Almirón (57') and Valentino Lazaro (77') scored for Newcastle United.
The numbers tell their own story, and Bournemouth have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 14 goals overall. Defensively, The Cherries have been far from perfect.
Coming into this clash, Bournemouth haven’t won away from home in the past 7 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 04/03/2017 shows that Manchester United have won 4 of these and Bournemouth 1, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 10 for The Red Devils and 4 for The Cherries. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was Premier League match day 11 on 02/11/2019 when it finished Bournemouth 1-0 Manchester United.
In that match, Bournemouth had 42% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Joshua King (45').
Manchester United had 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Chris Kavanagh.
Team News: Manchester United
Manchester United boss Ole Solskjær has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection.
We are thinking that The Red Devils could go for a 4-2-3-1 system in the match featuring David De Gea, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Victor Nilsson-Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial.
Team News: Bournemouth
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there is just the sole fitness issue for the Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe to be concerned about. Charlie Daniels (Knee Surgery) won’t be playing here.
From our viewpoint, The Cherries seem most likely to elect for a 4-4-2 system using Aaron Ramsdale, Adam Smith, Steve Cook, Nathan Benjamin Aké, Lloyd Kelly, Harry Wilson, Lewis Cook, Jefferson Lerma, Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, Joshua King and Junior Stanislas.
We believe that Manchester United certainly have the ability to fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they come up against Bournemouth, who will be up against it getting goals.
We’re predicting a decent 2-0 winning score for Manchester United after 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Old Trafford (74,879)
Captain: Harry Maguire
Chairman: Joel & Avram Glazer
Manager: Ole Solskjær
Competitions: Premier League position 6, FA Cup (Semi-Finals), Europa League (Round of 16)
⭐ Star Player: Mason Greenwood
Normally played in the Striker position, Mason Greenwood was born in England. Having made a first senior appearance for Manchester United in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in this Premier League 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in 24 appearances.