Bournemouth v Manchester United Betting Tips & Odds – 18/04/18

Bournemouth v Manchester United Betting Tips & Odds – 18/04/18

Bournemouth v Manchester United Betting Tips & Odds

In our Bournemouth v Manchester United betting preview we look at what could possibly be the best bets between the two sides.

Overview

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth welcome Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United to the Vitality Stadium having not won a game since mid-March. The visitors will be looking to get back to winning ways here following a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to rock-bottom West Brom on Sunday afternoon. With the winners of the league title already decided, United are playing for second place here so desperately need a win to ensure they fend off both Liverpool and Spurs to that elusive runners-up spot.

Juan Mata Manchester United

Manchester United travel south on the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss to West Brom on Sunday.

Steady Eddie guides Cherries to mid-table security

Bournemouth have enjoyed a promising campaign this season, they currently sit 11th in the table, just two points away from that illustrious 40 point mark sides aim for to secure Premier League safety. Eddie Howe’s men have drawn two and lost one of their previous three league games though, and head into this fixture on the back of a poor performance at Anfield, where they were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s dominant Reds. Bournemouth have been solid at home since the turn of the year however, of the 8 league matches they’ve played at the Vitality since Boxing Day, they’ve lost just once (v Tottenham 4-1) so will definitely prove to be a difficult side to break down here.

Conceding goals have been the main issue Bournemouth have faced this term. The Cherries have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 21 games, so definitely need to rectify this moving forward, perhaps drafting in some new defensive personnel over the summer. They have managed to score quite a few at the other end though, which has saved them from a relegation battle. Bournemouth have scored 41 goals in their 34 games so far, with 25 of those goals coming at home. With this in mind, we can see the hosts getting on the scoresheet at least once in this clash: Josh King has been their main threat in recent outings, the Danish international has scored 3 goals in his last 5 games so could well feature on the scoresheet here. King is priced at 3/1 to score anytime with PaddyPower and we think that could be a decent bet if you think the hosts could get something from this game.

Josh King Bournemouth

Josh King is Bournemouth’s top scorer with 7 goals this season.

United embarrassed at Old Trafford

Manchester United head into this fixture severely low on confidence after suffering a humiliating 1-0 loss at home to rock-bottom West Brom on Sunday. Jay Rodriguez found himself unmarked in the penalty area to nod home from 5 yards, which proved to be only goal in a very dull game at Old Trafford. That defeat meant rivals Manchester City were crowned champions after their 3-1 win away at Spurs on Saturday evening, so United desperately need a win here to regain some pride ahead of their final 4 games.

The visitors could rest a few of their key players for this match ahead of their FA Cup semi-final clash with Tottenham on Saturday; that’s the only chance they have of obtaining silverware this term so they’ll definitely be prioritising that over a league match against a Bournemouth side who don’t pose too much of a threat to them. Matteo Darmian, Scott McTominay & Anthony Martial could line up in place of Antonio Valencia, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez for this match, while Sergio Romero, Marcus Rojo and Marcus Rashford could also come in for David de Gea, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata/Romelu Lukaku. With United potentially resting some of their big hitters for this clash, we think that this match could be a tight spectacle. Manchester United to win & BTTS is priced at 12/5 with Betfred, and we think that could be a decent bet for this one.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho could rest some of his key players ahead of their FA Cup semi final with Spurs.

Recommended Bets:

Man United to win & BTTS (Best priced at 12/5 with Betfred) – BET HERE

Joshua King to score anytime (Best priced at 3/1 with PaddyPower) – BET HERE

Draw/Man United – HT/FT (Best priced at 7/2 with SkyBet) – BET HERE

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