Manchester United vs AFC Bournemouth Match Analysis & Prediction
03/01/2023 11:00 pm
Manchester United will be looking to strenghen their grip on a top-four place in the Premier League table when the host AFC Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils made it three straight Premier League victories and five on the bounce across all competitions, when they claimed a 1-0 win over Wolves at Molineux on Saturday.
Manchester United are also now just four points behind second-placed Manchester City on the same number of matches, while Tottenham Hotspur’s home defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday means that they can move five points ahead of Antonio Conte’s side with a victory on Tuesday.
Erik ten Hag’s side are preparing for four home matches in succession, taking on Everton in the FA Cup, Charlton Athletic in the EFL Cup and then Manchester City in the league after the contest with Bournemouth.
January is a huge month for Manchester United, as they will also travel to Arsenal on the 22nd, while February will bring both legs of their Europa League knockout round playoff with Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth enter the contest off the back of a 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve, with Jordan Ayew and Eberechi Eze on the scoresheet for the visitors.
They currently occupy 15th place in the Premier League table, boasting 16 points from their opening 17 matches through a record of four wins, four draws and nine defeats.
The Cherries have the worst defensive record in the league this season, having conceded 36 times, which will be a concern ahead of a trip to an in-form Manchester United on Tuesday.
Bournemouth suffered a 5-2 defeat when they last travelled to Old Trafford in July 2020, while they have never won away to the Red Devils throughout their history, with all three of their previous successes coming on home turf.
Manchester United vs. AFC Bournemouth Head to head
In the previous 10 meetings between these two teams in the Premier League, United have claimed seven victories while Bournemouth have won two, and they have drawn once. Bournemouth have scored 10 goals and conceded 22 in the process.
18/04/2018AFC Bournemouth0Manchester United2Premier League
03/11/2018AFC Bournemouth1Manchester United2Premier League
30/12/2018Manchester United4AFC Bournemouth1Premier League
02/11/2019AFC Bournemouth1Manchester United0Premier League
04/07/2020Manchester United5AFC Bournemouth2Premier League
Manchester United Team News
Manchester United could have Lisandro Martinez back in their starting lineup for this game, as the centre-back will have had almost a full week of training following his return from the World Cup.
Axel Tuanzebe is definitely out with a long-term issue, while Jadon Sancho has a fitness issue and Scott McTominay remains a doubt with illness.
Manchester United's Last 5 Matches
07/12/2022Cadiz4Manchester United2Club Friendlies
10/12/2022Real Betis1Manchester United0Club Friendlies
21/12/2022Manchester United2Burnley0EFL Cup
27/12/2022Manchester United3Nottingham Forest0Premier League
31/12/2022Wolverhampton Wanderers0Manchester United1Premier League
AFC Bournemouth Team News
Bournemouth’s Philip Billing is a major doubt for this contest, having been withdrawn in the first half of the defeat to Crystal Palace due to a hip problem.
Neto and David Brooks will also again be unavailable for selection, while the game is likely to come too soon for Marcus Tavernier, Junior Stanislas and Ryan Fredericks.
AFC Bournemouth's Last 5 Matches
08/11/2022AFC Bournemouth4Everton1EFL Cup
12/11/2022AFC Bournemouth3Everton0Premier League
20/12/2022Newcastle United1AFC Bournemouth0EFL Cup
27/12/2022Chelsea2AFC Bournemouth0Premier League
31/12/2022AFC Bournemouth0Crystal Palace2Premier League
Manchester United vs. AFC Bournemouth: Odds and Predictions
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