Manchester United are in arguably one of their best runs of form in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era and will look to keep that going when they host a disastrously out-of-form and low on confidence Bournemouth outfit.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils are now on a run of 15 games unbeaten - 11 wins, four draws - in all competitions, with transformative January signing Bruno Fernandes yet to taste defeat at the club. That run has seen them progress in the FA Cup and Europa League and mount a renewed challenge for Champions League qualification after their slow start to the season. They’re still fifth, but just three points off third-placed Leicester.
They’ve also recorded back-to-back 3-0 wins in the Premier League with Solskjaer’s first-choice team, featuring record signing Paul Pogba playing deeper in midfield behind Fernandes, with Anthony Martial getting all three goals against Sheffield United before Greenwood opened the scoring against Brighton in midweek followed by a Fernandes double.
Fernandes has now scored six goals in his last 10 appearances for the club, and can be backed at 21/10 to score anytime here, or 4/1 to open the scoring.
Bournemouth, meanwhile, are in the worst form of Eddie Howe’s reign as manager and look in acute danger of relegation, only one point adrift of safety but on a truly diabolical run of form with three sorry defeats since lockdown, Wednesday’s 4-1 defeat at home to Newcastle the worst yet. They’ve now lost 16 of their last 21 Premier League outings.
The odds for a home victory are almost back to the days in which Manchester United dominated the Premier League, with little to no value at just 1/7 for a home victory. So we recommend backing a thrashing, given the chasm in form between the two sides; a 4-0 home victory is 10/1, 6-0 is 33/1 and you can go as far as 9-0 at 400-1. Or you can hedge your bets and back United to win by a margin of four or more goals at 3/1.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change