The top four have become more challenging for Manchester United day by day. Following their dramatic draw against Liverpool, the Red Devils are ready to face off against AFC Bournemouth away from home today.

Manchester United are winless in their last three league games, which makes them desperate to get back to the winning track. They can’t afford to lose a single point at this stage to enter into the top four. 

Stats & Facts

  • Bournemouth have already defeated Manchester United back in December. A win would see them completing the league double over Man United for the very first time in history.
  • Man United’s away records against Bournemouth are very good. They have won four of their last six away games against Bournemouth.
  • Although Bournemouth are out of the top ten, they have won each of their last three home games in the Premier League. Bournemouth haven’t won four consecutive home matches in this competition before.
  • Since a number of defenders are injured, weakness is evident in Man United’s defense. The Red Devils have conceded each of their last eight away games in the Premier League. Before that, they had conceded only two goals in their previous six away matches, keeping four clean sheets.
  • Manchester United have won only one of their last five games, where they lost two and tied two. Meanwhile, Bournemouth have won three of their last five matches and lost only one.

Team News

The home team will miss the service of Tavernier, Luis Sinisterra, and Ryan Fredericks due to their respective injury. Additionally, Tyler Adams, Antoine Semenyo, and Chris Mepham are uncertain and will be assessed ahead of kickoff.

Lloyd Kelly and Marcos Senesi returned to the squad during the weekend and should be available for today’s match against Manchester United.

As for the Red Devils, they have to play without their first-team defenders. Raphael Varane and Jony Evans picked up an injury during the match against Chelsea and are out of the squad for today’s match. Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, and Victor Lindelof are long-term absentees for the Red Devils. As a result, ex-captain Harry Maguire will lead Man United’s defense with the academy graduate Willy Kambwala.

Scott McTominay was also absent in the match against Liverpool. He is still uncertain ahead of the Bournemouth clash. “Scott? I don’t think so. He is so keen to be part of it tomorrow, but I think it is very questioning,” said Erik Ten Hag in the press.

Possible Lineup for Bournemouth:

Neto; Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly; Christie, Cook; Semenyo, Scott, Kluivert; Solanke

Possible Lineup for Man United:

Onana; Dalot, Kambwala, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka; Casemiro, Mainoo; Rashford, Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund

Prediction: Bournemouth 1-2 Man United

Although Manchester United are winless in their last three games, they showed their ability to score against teams like Liverpool and Chelsea. Man United scored three goals against Liverpool and Chelsea respectively. Therefore, scoring against Bournemouth should not be difficult for the Red Devils. If they maintain a solid defense, they should win this match.

Betfair Odds

Bournemouth: 2.45

Draw: 4.10

Man United: 2.70

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