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Man Utd vs Bournemouth Prediction, Free Betting Tips & Odds

Date: 9 December 2023
Kick-Off:  15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford

Man Utd vs Bournemouth: Top free betting tips

Man Utd take on Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon with the doom and gloom around Old Trafford slightly lifted following the Reds' 2-1 win over Chelsea. In light of that result, our Man Utd vs Bournemouth prediction is for another victory for United but for Bournemouth to push them all the way.

Match result prediction: Man Utd to win

Before facing Chelsea on Wednesday, Man Utd looked like a team dead on its feet and Erik Ten Hag's job was at serious risk. Against Chelsea, though, United were tireless out of possession and dynamic with it and were more than worthy of the three points. We expect them to ride the wave of momentum from that game and pick up another three points at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Man Utd have been involved in some high-scoring games of late with their 3-3 thriller against Galatasaray just over a week old. The Reds have scored twelve goals in their last six games and their opponents on Saturday, Bournemouth, have also been efficient in front of goal lately. The Cherries have scored nine goals in their last four games and it would be a surprise if they didn't get one on Saturday.

Correct score prediction: Man Utd 2-1 Bournemouth

Manchester United seem to be at their best when they are prepared to play at 100mph. While this approach comes with the downside of conceding chances, the Reds can't seem to create much going forward when they attempt to be more controlled so we expect Ten Hag to embrace this style going forward. As a result, we believe there will be goals for both sides on Saturday but for United to edge it.

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Man Utd vs Bournemouth team news

Man Utd predicted lineup vs Bournemouth

Erik Ten Hag dropped Marcus Rashford for the match against Chelsea on Wednesday and considering the effort his players put in, it would be a surprise if he made any changes to his starting lineup for the match against Bournemouth. On the injury front, Ten Hag is still without Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro and Mason Mount.

Onana –  Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw – Amrabat, McTominay, Fernandes – Antony, Hojlund, Garnacho

Bournemouth predicted lineup vs Man Utd

Andoni Iraola has also found a winning formula at Bournemouth in recent weeks after overcoming a difficult start to the season. The Spaniard has been dealt a tough hand in terms of injuries, with Kelly, Adams, Aarons, Scott and Fredericks all out but he his desired style of play is starting to become evident. The partnership between Semenyo and Solanke at the top of the pitch has been particularly impressive and the pair should start together again at Old Trafford.

Neto – Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kerkez – Cook, Christie – Semenyo, Kluivert, Tavernier – Solanke

Man Utd vs Bournemouth: What the fans think

Reds call for continuity

Bournemouth buzzing with Iraola

How far will Bournemouth fans travel to Old Trafford?

Bournemouth fans have one of their longest away days of the season on Saturday when they make the journey up to Manchester from the South Coast. The total distance is over 250 miles and the journey up to Old Trafford will take close to five hours for those driving or getting the coach. Getting to Old Trafford by public transport isn't any easier as it involves getting to London Euston from Bournemouth.

Man Utd vs Bournemouth: Tickets

All Man Utd tickets for the match against Bournemouth are sold out with tickets going exclusively to season ticket holders and official members. There are still some expensive hospitality packages available which can be purchased through the club's official website. Bournemouth haven't sold out their away allocation at Old Trafford at the time of writing, meaning Bournemouth supporters can purchase tickets providing they have an account on the Bournemouth website.

FAQs: Man Utd vs Bournemouth

Who is the referee? Peter Bankes will be the referee for Man Utd vs Bournemouth.

Who is the Man Utd manager? Erik Ten Haag is the Man Utd manager

Where is the match being played? Man Utd vs Bournemouth will be played at Old Trafford.

What was the score the last time they played each other? The last Man Utd vs Bournemouth match finished 1-0 Man Utd.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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