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On January 3, Old Trafford (Manchester) will host the match of the 19th round of the English Premier League, in which Manchester United will compete with Bournemouth. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The club has experienced a lot over the previous year. It returned Ronaldo to great fanfare, signing up the contract with the legend in the summer of 2021, which then had been broken with a scandal by the start of the World Cup. The recent idol, Solskjær, was fired, but Rangnick was also extremely disappointing – as a result, the management parted with him as fast as possible, realizing that the season was completely overwhelmed. The new coach, ten Hag, stops conflicting assessments, but the fact is that “the Red Devils” celebrated Christmas outside the Champions League quartet. It goes without saying that Manchester United made a good start with a grandmaster 2-0 win against Burnley in the Cup in December. Then it turned out to take the maximum in the Premier League, beating Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton in a row. Rashford's goals became decisive in those matches – that's a player who is in top form.
The team managed to change not only the coach, but also the owner during half a season. Maxim Demin has become one more owner who transferred the Premier League project to the Americans, and it is interesting to see how this will affect the behaviour of “the Cherries” during the transfer window. Being a beginner, they approached it with pretty good results. A lot of people believe that Scott Parker was fired in vain; moreover, they do not believe that his successor, O'Neil, will cope without independent experience. But Gary finished the autumn part of the season with a kind of positive balance, getting rid of the “interim” prefix. He had got a difficult schedule in December. First, Bournemouth finished its struggle for the EFL Cup, losing minimally to Newcastle. There were no chances to score in the Premier League. As a result, the team lost with an identical 0-2 score in the battles with both Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Bournemouth has got 1 win in 9 previous matches, among which one can count 7 defeats. Moreover, the success with Manchester United still does not help to protect from the relegation to the Championship.
Bookmakers do not expect any intrigue in this match. Manchester United, having gained momentum, will beat the newcomer and the outsider with “a -1.5 goal handicap” (odd: 1.84).
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