Match date: 12 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Premier League
| Stake: 6/10
| Pick: G/G
| Match result:
2-1 - Won
Bournemouth is struggling to avoid dropping into relegation zone but in previous round of Premier league they managed to achieve narrow victory over Chelsea on the road, and now will host Manchester United in 16th round. Bournemouth had great previous season, they managed to won a title in English Championship and won promotion into Premier league, but they are currently at 17th position at the table, only one place above relegation zone, with equal number of points as Newcastle which is in relegation zone. Bournemouth must improve their defensive skills, in previous 15 rounds they conceded 30 goals and it will be very hard for them to save their net here against Manchester United. Bournemouth achieved their first victory in previous round after ten games and for sure will give their best to at least stay undefeated. They celebrated three times in this season, against West Ham, Sunderland and most recently Chelsea while suffered 8 defeats and got 4 draws. Bournemouth must improve their performances otherwise they won't be able to keep their Premier league status. For this match forward Callum Wilson, defenders Tyrone Mings and Tommy Elphick and attacking midfielders Max Gradel and Marc Pugh will stay out of action due to injuries while midfielders Harry Arter and Lee Tomlin and goalkeeper Adam Federici are in doubt.
Manchester United on the other side coming here after defeat in final round of Champions league group stage and they have failed to progress further in Champions league and as 3rd placed team in group B will continue their European journey in Europa league for the next spring. Manchester is not in their best shape, before that defeat against Wolfsburg they got three consecutive draws and they seems pretty disappointed because of their failure in Champions league. Team now must try to get back on the track and focus on Premier league, they are currently at 4th position at the table with only three points less than first placed Leicester. They showed decent performances in league and suffered only two defeats in previous 15 rounds, against Arsenal and Swansea, while achieved 8 victories and got 5 draws. They are playing strong defensive football and for sure will go for a victory here. Manchester United also was eliminated from Capital One Cup by Middlesbrough in 1/8 finals after penalties. Manchester one the title in England three seasons ago and didn't impressed with results in previous two seasons, now will for sure try to stay in upper part of the table and fight for the title, especially since now are fully focused on domestic league since in Europe will compete in Europa league. Manchester also has long list of injured players, defenders Mateo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, midfielder Ander Herrera and forward Wayne Rooney will miss all miss this match while Bastian Schweinsteiger is suspended.
Bournemouth will for sure give their best to exploit advantage of home field and opponents bad shape to earn some points and they additionally boosted their morale with that victory over Chelsea in previous round, while Manchester United is disappointed with their results in Champions league and in previous two round of Premier league have failed to win over West Ham and Leicester, I expect open match with both teams to score.