Manchester United are up against Bournemouth at Old Trafford hoping to make it three consecutive wins under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The arrival of the Norwegian as the interim manager has coincided with a remarkable turnaround for United, who are not just eight points away from the top four places. Bournemouth are no longer in the top 10 places owing to a bad streak of results. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Manchester United beat Huddersfield 3-1 at Old Trafford on Boxing Day to make it back-to-back wins under Solskjaer. After starting out with an emphatic 5-1 success over Cardiff, Solskjaer was delighted to see yet another big performance from United.
Bournemouth were able to come up with a disastrous away performance as they were beaten 5-0 by Tottenham at the Wembley Stadium. This was the fourth defeat in the last five matches for Bournemouth.
Manchester United were able to pick up a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth earlier in the campaign. The two teams played out a much tighter 1-0 game when they last met each other at Old Trafford with the hosts getting the victory. Our betting tips and prediction is expecting a victory for United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester United win at 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
Bournemouth are in a desperate need of an improvement with the team going through a string of defeats. The manner of the defeat against Tottenham will especially provide a rampant increase in concern amongst fans and the manager. Meanwhile, United are going through a sea change in terms of mood. Solskjaer has led United to back-to-back wins and the mood around the United is much better. Bournemouth played much better in the reverse fixture even if they ended up losing the game, but our preview would go with a win for United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester United win at 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester United vs Bournemouth draw odds: 5.25
Bournemouth win odds: 8.00
Correct Score odds
The Manchester United team have been scoring goals for fun under Solskjaer as a pressure seems to have lifted off the team. However, the Red Devils may be without key players like Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku and this could affect their play going forward. Bournemouth have been conceding far too many goals over the last few weeks. Our correct score prediction would go with a 3-1 win for Manchester United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Manchester United 3-1 win at 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though the recent matches between Bournemouth and Manchester United have been tight and cagey, this game has the potential to be different with United showing a spring in their step under Solskjaer. After conceding almost 3 goals per match over the last six games, Bournemouth have every reason to fear another thumping. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
The form of Marcus Rashford has been excellent throughout the campaign and he was one of the better players for United even when they were going through a terrible run. Solskjaer has retained the 21-year-old in his starting line-up and the forward came up with a brilliant opener against Cardiff in the first match. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Marcus Rashford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Marcus Rashford at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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