Premier League Betting: Manchester United vs. BournemouthPublished December 12, 2015 by Florin P
Manchester United clings on rare chance to get back on top (5:30 p.m UK Time).
After an excellent season start, Manchester United is struggling on all fronts, with their Champions League future in jeopardy. On the domestic front, they are yet to win back-to-back games on the road and their inability has cost them valuable points in November. Luckily for them, all the other serious contenders drop points over the weekend, so a victory on the road at Bournemouth will see them leapfrog three teams and tie Leicester for the lead.
Rooney Still on the Injury List
Manchester United looks toothless in late November and the new month didn’t start any better, as they failed to score against West Ham. The fact that Rooney is spending time on the bench mending injuries is a good explanation for their offensive slump, but the Red Devils have plenty of alternatives upfront.
Mata is doing his part and plays some offensive football, in addition to providing the strikers with amazing passes when least expected. Much is expected from Depay and Martial, but they’ve been blowing hot and cold throughout the first part of the season and need to elevate their game.
Bournemouth Leaves the Relegation Area
The newly promoted team has a single objective for the season and this is to avoid relegation. So far they are on track and their shocking win on the road against Chelsea lifted them from the minefield. Compared to other newly promoted teams, Bournemouth plays the same offensive football it did in the lower league.
That’s why they can occasionally surprise and upset opponents, but in the long run this strategy is bound to fail miserably. Manchester United has both the ability and desire to push for an early goal and then defend the narrow lead while waiting for opportunities on the counterattack. bet365 Sports offers spectacular odds of nearly 1/1, which makes it mandatory to back the Red Devils.