Match: Bournemouth vs. Manchester United Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Sunday, 13 August, 2016
Start time: 13:30 UK
Manchester United travel to Bournemouth in their first match under the leadership of Jose Mourinho in the Premiership.
Bournemouth has a series of nine games without a win last season and their place in the Premier League was questionable. Eddie Howe, however, managed to stabilize the team in the second half of the season and eventually finished in 16th place, five points clear of the relegation zone, which is not so bad for a team with their limited finances.
This summer the team broke their transfer record by bringing in Jordan Ibe, which indicates that they are eager to establish themselves in the middle of the table. City and Wilson are fully prepared for new strong matches, so Bournemouth could hamper the top teams in the elite. In their friendlies games this summer they beating Minnesota United, Cardiff, and Angers.
Manchester United did not extend the contract of Louis van Gaal and appoint Jose Mourinho as the new manager. Mourinho strengthens the team with 23-year-old central defender Eric Bailly, Mkhitaryan Henry, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, who returned to “Old Trafford” with a record transfer. Attracting such world-class players means that Manchester United will fight for the title in the Premier League. “Red Devils” have already won their first trophy under Mourinho once beat Leicester 2:1 in the game for “Community Shield”. Success brought with Ibrahimovic winning goal late in the game, proving it will be a leading figure for the team this season.
Bournemouth lost five of their last eight home games in the Premier League and their rivals will be ambitious to begin the new season with a victory. The odds of winning the guests in this game is pretty good and I think they will leave with three points at Vitality Stadium.
Tip: Manchester United to win @ 17/20 (1.85) with Bet365