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Match Day 11
AFC Bournemouth vs. Manchester United
Saturday, November 3rd 2018
20:30pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Vitality Stadium

AFC Bournemouth: 
Last five matches form: L W W D W
Average goals per match: 1.90
Average goals against per match: 1.20
Top Scorer: Callum Wilson (5)

Manchester United:
Last five matches form: D L W D W
Average goals per match: 1.70
Average goals against per match: 1.70
Top Scorer: Romelu Lukaku & Anthony Martial (4)

In-form Bournemouth kick off the action on Match Day 11 in the Premier League as they welcome Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side to the Vitality Stadium.

Manchester United did the double over Bournemouth last season, winning this fixture 2-0 and coming out on top 1-0 at Old Trafford.

No confirmed absentees for Bournemouth, with just a slight doubt surrounding Joshua King. Marouane Fellaini and Diego Dalot are out for United.

It's certainly been a turbulent start to the season for Manchester United, but there have been a few signs of late that the ship may stabilising now. They were excellent in the second half against Newcastle, for just about the whole game against Chelsea, and were again pretty good against Everton last weekend. They will be keen to keep up the momentum here.

It won't be easy against this Bournemouth side though who are unbeaten in five at home in the league this season. This will likely be their sternest test yet though and they did only manage a draw against Southampton here in their most recent home outing.

This looks a tough one to call and whilst we wouldn't be all that surprised to see Manchester United continue their recent upsurge in form with a win here, we fancy Bournemouth will have enough going forward to claim a point against what still looks a leaky United defence.

Prediction: AFC Bournemouth 2 - 2 Manchester United


Half time: 1 - 1
Full time: 1 - 2
Shots:  11 - 9
Shots on target: 8 - 6
Corner Kicks: 9 - 5
Possession: 49% - 51%

Jefferson Lerma, Junior Stanislas, Callum Wilson and Adam Smith were all booked for the home side in this one, with referee Paul Tierney also taking the names of Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford of Manchester United.

Bournemouth were just about ahead in the shot count here and did take the lead early. In the end though they were just unable to hold off a trademark Manchester United comeback.

The home side started brightly here and almost took the lead inside the opening five minutes. Ryan Fraser breaking clean through in the area only top be thwarted by David de Gea.

The opening goal wasn't long in coming though as Bournemouth broke the deadlock in just the eleventh minute. An incisive move down the right-hand side seeing Junior Stanislas play a low ball across the six-yard box for Callum Wilson to finish into the bottom right hand corner. On watching this back though there did look to be more than a hint of offside about the goal.

Manchester United were back on level terms ten minutes before the break as man of the moment Anthony Martial struck once again. Ashley Young and Alexis Sanchez combining well down the right-hand side, and Sanchez playing the ball to around the penalty spot for the arriving Martial to finish into the right hand side. 1-1 at the break.

David Brooks went close for Bournemouth in the second half with a clever back-heeled effort, but it was Manchester United who would ultimately have the last laugh.

The winner came in the second minute of stoppage time. Good work from Paul Pogba down the left, dinking the ball in to find Marcus Rashford around six yards from goal. Rashford controlling on his chest before finishing from close range with the defence floundering.

Manchester United move up to seventh on the back of this win and are now level on points with sixth placed Bournemouth.

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