Bournemouth is a team on the up and at times it feels like it is only a matter of time before Eddie Howe’s side would start challenging for the top four. The Cherries continued their solid start to the season by beating Fulham 3-0 away last weekend. That result meant that they come into this game in 6th position on the league table and just 6 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.
They have lost just 2 of the 13 competitive games that they have played this season. Their 2-1 win over Norwich in the Carabao Cup in midweek was the 5th time they have won in their last 6 competitive games, so they come into this game very much in form.
Manchester United, on the other hand, are struggling to keep pace with their top four rivals this season. Jose Mourinho’s men have only won 2 of their last 8 competitive games. This run of form has seen them get eliminated from the Carabao Cup and also have their Champions League group stage qualification in jeopardy.
The Red Devils’ defence seems to be their Achilles heel at the moment as they have conceded 17 goals from their 10 Premier League games this season. They have also won just twice away from home and have conceded 9 goals in their last 5 matches.