Tip Manchester United FC - Bournemouth
After two straight away matches, Manchester United will be at home to host AFC Bournemouth in Round 33 of the Premier League this Saturday. United heads to this game in fifth place on 52 points while Bournemouth is placed 19th on 27 points. In their four matches since football restarted, United have been impressive, with a draw in the very first match and three straight wins. They will look to register three more points here, which will be crucial in their top four quest, being just two points off fourth placed Chelsea. The team has scored in each of its four matches since resumption, making it 12 straight games in which they have scored. Meanwhile, they are unbeaten in 15 matches. In the last 10 matches, United have kept seven clean sheets and scored two or more goals in eight of the 10. They have back to back clean sheets in the Premier League and facing an opponent not known for scoring a lot of goals will be a plus for United. In the Premier League, Manchester United are undefeated in eight matches, though three of these are draws. In this run of eight matches, they have conceded in just two goals, coming in two matches, while they have scored 15 goals. United returned to playing at home with a resounding 3-0 win over Sheffield United which made it three straight home wins in the league and four straight clean sheets. They are now a better defensive side and the confidence in attack is clear, with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes establishing a good partnership in midfield.
AFC Bournemouth beat United 1-0 in the reverse fixture. It was one of the seven wins they have managed so far in the league and heading to this game, they are not in the form likely to repeat the feat. Matches are fast running out for them and a 4-1 defeat at home to Newcastle United dampened their push for survival. Bournemouth are a point away from the safety zone but have not achieved the results to match their ambitions. Against Newcastle, they once again had calamitous defending, and paid a heavy price for it. They now have no clean sheet in 12 matches across all competitions, and none in the Premier League in 15 matches. Their only clean sheet in the league in 21 matches, came back in December in the 1-0 away win over Chelsea. That is also the only time they have avoided defeat in their last 11 away matches in the league and have conceded two or more in seven of the 11. They have failed to score in eight of their last 13 away league matches and with just three wins in 16 away league matches, odds are heavily stacked against them here.
Key points Manchester United FC - Bournemouth
Manchester United have scored two or more in their last three matches.
Bournemouth have failed to score in eight of 13 away league matches.
Bournemouth have 10 losses in their last 11 away league matches.
Manchester United have four straight clean sheets at home in the league.
Manchester United have seven clean sheets in the last 10 matches.
Conclusion Manchester United FC - Bournemouth
A combination of bad defending and hard luck have contributed to Bournemouth’s poor season. They had a goal ruled out and hit the post against Newcastle as they suffered a 4-1 defeat to Newcastle and they head to this game as one of the poorest defensively in the league. They face a side that has been scoring consistently and with a good run at home. Manchester United have also kept four straight clean sheets at home and with the confidence in the team, we don’t see a situation where they could slump against Bournemouth. A correct score bet of 3-0 in favor of United could pass here.
Manchester United FC Bournemouth Prediction published on July 2, 2020