After beating Chelsea 2-1 in the midweek action, Man United plays host to Bournemouth on Saturday’s Premier League card. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the English top-flight league. Read our preview to find out which are our best soccer bets today.
Man United Full of Confidence
Man United showed off their good side when beating Chelsea 2-1 at home on Wednesday and they should be able to see off an improving Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday as well.
The Red Devils have been way short of their best and have sometimes got away with it against so-called lesser opposition.
Scott McTominay relieved some of the pressure surrounding Erik Ten Hag as his double earned an improved Manchester United a much-needed victory.
United’s performance cut through the noise surrounding the club to finally earn a first point — and win — against an opponent in the top half of the Premier League and lifted them three points off the top four.
United’s injury and absentee list remains lengthy with Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Amad Diallo, and Jadon Sancho all unavailable. Jonny Evans, Christian Eriksen, and Mason Mount are all still rated as major doubts for the hosts too.
Bournemouth Unbeaten in 4 Games
Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last four, winning three, and Wednesday’s routine 2-0 win at Crystal Palace underlines their amazing progress.
The visitors are up to 15th, nine points clear of the relegation zone and they will approach the trip to Old Trafford with a positive mindset, even if they may ultimately come away with nothing so we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
They are also struggling with players in the treatment room as Tyler Adams, Max Aarons, Lloyd Kelly, Alex Scott, Ryan Fredericks, Emiliano Marcondes, and Darren Randolph are all expected to sit out the trip to Manchester.
Iraola’s side can play their part and we expect them to score a goal here given Man United’s lack of defensive solidity, however, they should return home empty-handed.
Dominic Solanke is the dangerous man in Bournemouth’s lineup who is enjoying a good season in terms of goal involvement. He is the club’s top goalscorer with seven goals in the Premier League and has an assist as well so if you love your soccer player props you should check him out.
Man United Forgot What a Draw Means
Man United has never been on a longer top-flight run without a draw, having now played 22 successive matches in the division without sharing the spoils. After failing to win any of their first five away games, Bournemouth has won their last two games on the road, beating Sheffield United and Crystal Palace recently.
Bournemouth has only beaten United three times in their history and, in 12 Premier League meetings since 2015, the Red Devils have won nine times, the Cherries twice and there has been one draw between them.
Manchester United vs Bournemouth Match Information
- Match: Manchester United (9-0-6) vs Bournemouth (4-4-7)
- Location: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
- Day/Time: Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. ET
- Man United vs Bournemouth Live Stream: Fox, Fubo.tv
Manchester United vs Bournemouth Soccer Betting Lines
Man United vs Bournemouth Betting Picks for December 9
United has been unpredictable. Clean sheets after clean sheets followed by atrocious defensive performances, you simply don’t know what to expect from them. The one thing we know is that United is draw-less this term and we expect that to repeat here.
They enter this clash full of confidence and we expect them to win but not without conceding. For better odds, we will combine the moneyline with the goal line.
Soccer Pick: Man Utd Wins and Both Teams To Score – Yes (+220)
Questions Of The Day
Will Dominic Solanke score over 0.5 points goal + assists in the match?
No matter how good he is, it’s difficult for a player to score and also offer an assist during the same game. He is the club’s top goalscorer with seven goals and yes he will surely have many opportunities to find the back of the net on Saturday.
Which team is more likely to score more goals?
The Red Devils scored at least twice in three of the previous four games across all competitions and they will need at least two goals on Saturday in order to pick up the three points.