Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Manchester United were desperate to melt Manchester City’s advantage in the Premier League standings to five points, but the Red Devils suffered a 2-1 loss to their local rivals in the Manchester derby at the weekend and, as a result, they have slim chances of regaining the domestic trophy. Jose Mourinho’s men are eleven points behind the league leaders ahead of Matchday 17, thus they face a must-win situation in Wednesday’s football match against Bournemouth. The Cherries are on a four-game winless run in the national championship ahead of the trip to Manchester and despite the fact that the hosts will be without suspended ace Paul Pogba, we are tempted to put our money on the Old Trafford outfit. Romelu Lukaku missed several clear-cut chances to score in the 2-1 loss to Man City, but we predict that he is going to prove a handful for Bournemouth defenders.
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.