Booking their spot in the quarter-finals of this year’s EFL Cup away at Stamford Bridge in midweek, Manchester United will look to carry on their recent momentum will they travel to the Vitality on Saturday lunchtime.
Despite enduring their worst domestic start in over 30 years, the former Premier League champions are enjoying a three-match winning run across all formats, with all three of those victories coming away from Old Trafford.
On the flip side, while the Red Devils might be a side on the rise, Bournemouth find themselves enduring an extended rut in England’s top-flight.
Playing out back-to-back 0-0 draws against relegation scrappers Watford and Norwich, Eddie Howe’s men have now failed to win any of their last five matches across all competitions and also hold a very worrying record against Saturday’s guests.
Suffering a 4-1 hammering when the two sides last met back in December, the Cherries have lost their last four meetings against United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men can be found at 23/20 with Bet365 to leave the Vitality with all three points this weekend.
Bournemouth’s attacking issues
Although Head Coach Eddie Howe may find his side sat in the top half of the table by the skin of their teeth, many on the South Coast are growing more concerned by their side’s form heading into November.
Receiving a string of criticism after only playing out a pair of 0-0 stalemates against Norwich and Watford, two sides tipped as the leading contenders to be hit with the drop this season, Bournemouth have now not recorded a single victory since the 20th of September.
Also on a run of form that has seen them win just two of their last 11 Premier League matches at the Vitality, there is no doubt that the one-time Burnley boss will have a growing headache over his side’s continued issues in the final third.
With leading marksman Callum Wilson failing to find the net in his last four matches for club and country, the Cherries have failed to find the net in each of their last three matches on the spin.
Recording just a single strike in over 450 minutes of action, you might be interested to know that a gun shy Bournemouth can be found at 9/4 with Coral to draw another blank this weekend.
United continue to shine on their travels
Picking up a 2-1 win away at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night and securing a spot in the quarter-finals of this year’s EFL Cup, many around Manchester United are starting to think that their side have turned a corner.
Landing three consecutive wins on the road across all competitions for the first time since March, Head Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now has his sights on guiding the Reds back to the Champions League.
Also marching towards a spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, one man who has really started to shine after returning from the international break is the red-hot Marcus Rashford.
Bagging a brace against Chelsea in midweek, including a tremendous free-kick, the England international now has three goals in his last two matches against Premier League opposition.
You might be interested to know that the 22-year-old has also found the net in back-to-back matches against Bournemouth and is pencilled in at 13/10 with Bet365 to extend that tally this weekend.