03 November 2018
Bournemouth will host Manchester United at the Vitality Stadium, hoping to extend a 5-game lossless Premier League streak.
The Cherries have been outstanding in the past five league fixtures, having achieved four triumphs, while being held to one draw in the process. Boscombe are yet to lose a match in front of the home supporters, as they’ve Cardiff City, Leicester, and Crystal Palace, while playing out two draws with Everton and Southampton. With 19 goals bagged, Eddie Howe’s players have the fourth-best goalscoring record in the English top flight, with 10 of these arriving on home soil. A 90% of Bournemouth’s games ended with a minimum of two goals, with Cherries failing to score three times in the opening ten meetings, keeping a clean sheet on four occasions during that period.
On the other hand, with just 17 points after ten league clashes, the Red Devils already trail Manchester City and Liverpool by nine points, as Jose Mourinho’s players struggling to keep consistency this season. The 3-time Champions League winners have lost two out of five road encounters, securing two wins, while playing out one draw in the process. However, United only managed to keep a clean sheet once when it comes to their matches away from the Old Trafford. The Premier League heavyweights have netted at least one goal in each road game, as they currently have the fourth-best goalscoring record away from home. An 80% of Manchester United’s road meetings have ended with three or more goals, which puts them on a pair with Everton and Chelsea.
Provisional line-up – Bournemouth:
Gk: Begovic Defense: Ake – Francis – Steve Cook – Daniels Midfield: Lerma – Fraser – Smith – Brooks – Lewis Cook Attack: Wilson
Provisional line-up – Manchester United:
Gk: De Gea Defense: Smalling – Lindelof – Shaw – Young Midfield: Pogba – Matic – Fred Attack: Rashford – Martial – Lukaku
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