Manchester United vs AFC Bournemouth EPL Betting Prediction

Manchester United vs AFC Bournemouth Prediction 4/13/2024

Manchester United (15-12-4) travel to face off against AFC Bournemouth (11-12-8) on Saturday, April 13th. This match will be played at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth. Manchester United is coming off a draw while AFC Bournemouth is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 12:30 PM ET.

Manchester United vs AFC Bournemouth

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Manchester United Is Coming Off A Draw

Manchester United will be looking to get back on the winning track after picking up a draw vs. Liverpool. This draw came on their home pitch, but they were still a heavy underdog due to Liverpool being the better overall club. The four combined goals jumped up from the pre-match over/under line of 3.5 goals.

On offense, Manchester United scored two times on their five shots on goal and nine total shots. They needed very little production from the rest of the club, as Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo were the only two players to score or take more than two shots.

André Onana finished with six saves on Liverpool’s seven shots on goal. Overall, Liverpool took 28 shots, and Manchester United’s defense intercepted 10 passes and finished with two blocked shots.

Manchester United enters this match against AFC Bournemouth sitting in 6th place in the EPL, with a record of 15-12-4. They have struggled of late, going just 2-3-2 over their last seven matches. On the road, Manchester United is 7-7-2, and overall, they have been favored in 20 of their 31 matches, going 12-6-2 in those contests. Following this match, they will return home to take on Sheffield United FC on April 24th.

AFC Bournemouth Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their last match, AFC Bournemouth took on Luton Town FC and came up just short, losing by a score of 2-1. This match took place on the road, with the over/under line being 2.5 goals and the payout line on Bournemouth being -110.

On offense, Bournemouth was extremely unproductive, taking just one shot on goal and eight shots overall. Marcus Tavernier was the only player on the club to score, and Justin Kluivert finished the match with an assist.

Neto made a total of seven saves between the posts, but he was unable to come up with the win. Bournemouth’s defenders intercepted 11 passes and finished with one blocked shot.

In their last seven matches, AFC Bournemouth has gone 4-2-1, including a loss to Luton Town FC on April 6th. Overall, they are 11-12-8, putting them 12th in the EPL. They are just one point behind Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and one point ahead of Fulham FC. At home, they have gone 6-5-5, while on the road, they are 5-7-3. Following this match vs. Manchester United, they will take on Aston Villa FC on April 21st.

Manchester United Offense Breakdown

Manchester United has taken more shots on goal than their season average in four straight matches. On the season, they are 9th in the EPL in shots on goal and 7th in corners. Alejandro Garnacho is their top scorer with seven goals, while Bruno Fernandes has six goals and six assists. Fernandes is also 9th in the EPL in shots on goal and 32nd in assists. Overall, Manchester United is 10th in the EPL in goals scored, averaging 1.5 per match.

AFC Bournemouth Offense Breakdown

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Through 20 matches this season, AFC Bournemouth has scored 1.4 goals per match, which is 12th in the EPL. They have scored less than their season average in three straight matches. Dominic Solanke is the club’s top scorer with 16 goals, which is fifth in the EPL. He also leads the club in shots on goal and is 10th in the league in that category. Marcus Tavernier is the club’s leader in assists with four, and he is also fourth on the club in goals scored.

Manchester United Defense Breakdown

Manchester United’s defense has been struggling of late, giving up four goals to Chelsea FC and two goals to Liverpool FC in their last two matches. Overall, they are 6th in the EPL in goals allowed at 1.5 per match. André Onana leads the EPL in saves with 120, and he is 5th in clean sheets with eight. Overall, Manchester United is 4th in blocked shots and 10th in interceptions. They are also 2nd in the EPL in fouls committed.

AFC Bournemouth Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Manchester United, AFC Bournemouth’s defense is 16th in the EPL, allowing 1.8 goals per match. However, they have been playing better of late, allowing just 1.3 goals per match over their last six matches. They are 7th in blocked shots and interceptions, and they are 7th in fewest fouls. Keeper Neto is 6th in clean sheets, and he is 5th in saves.

Manchester United vs AFC Bournemouth Prediction

Even though Manchester United comes in with the edge on defense, we are still expecting AFC Bournemouth to pull off the upset at home in this one. The projected final score is 3-2 in favor of Bournemouth, with Antoine Semenyo coming in with the best chance to score a goal. On the other side, Marcus Rashford has been given the best odds to score for Manchester United. When looking at our projections, Bournemouth is 10th in shots on goal and 7th in interceptions.

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