Our football match prediction:
Thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late goal Manchester United defeated Southampton in the League Cup final and the Red Devils will be looking to build on the triumph when they take on Bournemouth at their Old Trafford in Saturday’s league clash. Jose Mourinho’s men aim to finish the season in top four, but they sit in sixth position in the standings ahead of the visit of Eddie Howe’s troops. Manchester United are on a six-game winning run in all competitions and seeing that the Cherries suffered a loss in each of their previous four league fixtures, we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s football match. Aforementioned attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored a brace in the League Cup final, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. When the two teams met at Vitality Stadium earlier this season Manchester United recorded a 3-1 win over Bournemouth.
Highlighted Player (Eric Bailly):
Eric Bailly started his youth career at Espanyol and he made five league appearances for the first team as well. In 2015 he joined fellow La Liga side Villarreal and after playing 35 league games for the Camp El Madrigal outfit, the Ivory Coast defenders signed a four-year contract with Manchester United. Eric Bailly is well known for his speed and he is very strong physically. He plays as a centre back, but he is capable of playing as a full back if needed as well. Bailly made his Ivory Coast debut on 11 January, 2015 in a friendly game against Nigeria. The 187-cm-tall defender represented the Elephants at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and, no doubt, he helped the team win the prestigious trophy at the tournament in Equatorial Guinea. Eric Bailly participated in the 2016 Community Shield final and it has to be noted that Manchester United defeated Leicester City 2-1 in the Wembley Stadium clash.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever. Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469. The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history. Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.