Manchester United denied arch-rivals Manchester City a Premier League title party at the Etihad Stadium earlier this month with the Red Devils fighting their way back from behind to ultimately win 3-2, however the inevitable was merely being delayed and Jose Mourinho’s men suffered the embarrassment of losing 1-0 to rock-bottom side West Brom last time out while the Citizens were lifting the title at Wembley Stadium thanks to a win over Tottenham Hotspur.
The Red Devils will be in FA Cup action when they lock horns with Spurs in the semi-finals of the competition at the national stadium, however prior to that they have a journey to the south coast ahead of them on Wednesday evening when they lock horns with AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League.
Mourinho will likely afford the upcoming FA Cup clash more importance given that this is the only piece of silverware that United can get their hands on, however a top-three finish in the Premier League is also all-important given that this would secure Champions League football next term. Liverpool and Spurs remain hot on United’s heels in this regard and three points will be of the utmost importance in this midweek clash.
You can back Manchester United at 3/4 to win at the Vitality Stadium, however you can claim much better value on the Red Devils thanks to the numerous free bets available from the bookies.
Bournemouth are still hopeful of finishing the season in the top-half of the table although they have embarked upon a disappointing recent run of form which has seen them manage just a single win in their last eight league matches. Against some of the ‘better’ sides in the division the Cherries have struggled and we expect the visiting side to be heading home with the points in the bag this week. Nevertheless Bournemouth have failed to find the net in just one of their last fourteen league outings and while United should dominate from start to finish, we’ll be siding with goals at both ends, William Hill Bookies going 12/5 on Manchester United to win and both teams to score.