In modern football, it takes time and a whole lot of money to put together a winning team. The bad news for many teams is that the money is simply not there to be able to compete with the big boys. There are plenty of clubs whose sole focus is to stay in the Premier League and rake in the big bucks for as long as they can. Smaller market teams are constantly trying to stay ahead of the relegations zone, as dropping out of the EPL can often mean a fast drop down the leagues once those massive TV revenues stop coming in. Let’s see how these teams arrive to this Bournemouth Vs Manchester United so you can set down your bets against their Premier League odds.
Bournemouth Vs Manchester United Game Preview
We have a pair of teams at the opposite end of the scale going head to head this weekend, with Bournemouth hitting the road to face a suddenly hot Manchester United. This is a case of the haves versus the have nots. United are looking to clinch a Champions League spot this season, while Bournemouth are in the fight of a lifetime for survival. United are favored by 2 goals and are clear favorites at home, with the goal total for this one set at 3.
Why bet on Manchester United
Manchester United have been a pale shadow of their former selves in the years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. There is some genuine hope in the air in Manchester now, though, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is beginning to look as though he is building a team ready to compete again. This offseason will be a big one for United, as they will be looking to add a few more pieces to take this team to the next level. For now, though, United are on a 15-game unbeaten run and are starting to bang in the goals, scoring 6 and surrendering 0 in their last 2 games. They are now chasing down Chelsea and Leicester for a UCL spot and can potentially take a step closer with a win here. At home this season, United are 9-5-2, scoring 32 goals and surrendering 12.
Why bet on Bournemouth
You cannot deny that in his time in charge at Bournemouth, manager Eddie Howe has done an absolutely incredible job. That he has kept this team in the Premier League for as a long as he has is amazing, but without the money to improve the squad, the chances of staying there become slimmer with each passing season. Right now, Bournemouth are in the bottom 3 and in danger of dropping out of the EPL, which would likely mean the end of the road for Howe if they are relegated. Watford and West Ham can both still be caught, but Bournemouth need points and quickly. They did beat United 1-0 at home earlier this season, but the road has been a nightmare for Bournemouth, who are 3-1-12, scoring 12 and surrendering 27.
General Match Info Bournemouth Vs Manchester United
- When: Saturday, July 4 at 10 AM EST
- Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
- Bournemouth Vs Manchester United Live: NBCSN
- Money Lines: Bournemouth wins +1485 / Man Utd wins -625 / Draw +585
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
There are few teams in the EPL hotter than Manchester United are right now. They are scoring goals for fun and I think they will come up with another comfortable win this weekend at home to Bournemouth.
Pick: Manchester United 4 Bournemouth 1