By Matthew Jackson, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28352922
1:30pm – 14.08.16 – Dean Court
Jose Mourinho takes charge of his eighth club and has been given licence to spend in the transfer window bringing in some big names that include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the world record signing of Paul Pogba. Expectation is high at United and they begin with a tricky trip to Dean Court where Bournemouth impressed last term under Eddie Howe, defying injuries to key players to stay in the division.
The Cherries fared reasonably well when hosting the top teams last term, only losing half of their games against top-six finishers and managing to find the net in four of these. United, meanwhile, only managed seven away wins all season and won just two of their trips to the bottom-six, but perhaps we shouldn’t read too much into that given they look a different prospect this year.
Zlatan has started his Utd career with a bang having followed a bicycle-kick in a friendly by scoring the winner at the Community Shield last Sunday. After scoring a career best 50 times last season he’ll be eager open his league account as soon as possible, and with the Cherries conceding almost two goals per game at home last term he’s likely to get a few chances.
Recommendation: Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Score Anytime at 2.0
Both teams have scored in Bournemouth’s last six league matches. Yes Both Teams To Score Bet 1.85
There have been Under 2.5 goals in seven of Manchester United’s last 10 league matches. Under Total Goals 2.5 Bet 1.75