Man United v Bournemouth
Premier League, Sunday, December 30. KO 4.30pm. Live on Sky Sports
UNITED have been revitalised under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and are no 7-20 to notch a third win in a row under the caretaker boss.
The Norwegian has quickly brought back the feelgood factor to Old Trafford with 5-1 and 3-1 win in his first two games – admittedly ones he should have expected to win but under Jose Mourinho they might have scrambled 1-0s.
Next to test Solsjkaer are Bournemouth and they're unlikely to park the boss so expect plenty of goals.
Eddie Howe's men are set for another mid-table finish but have struggled against the big guns and have conceded 33 goals – only two more than basement boys Huddersfield.
I like the way Bournemouth play but I can only see one result here – a United win combined with goals and remember they've conceded against Cardiff and Huddersfield in both of Solskjaer's games.
United and both to score pays 17-10 but United and over 2.5 goals is possibly the better shout at 10-11 with boylesports as the Cherries have recently lost 5-0 at Spurs and 4-0 at Liverpool although scored in a 3-1 defeat at Man City.
Solskjaer has already won over players and fans and it won't be long before they're clamouring for him to get the job on a permanent basis.
Paul Pogba has risen to the challenge with two goals against Huddersfield and is worth a look at 8-5 with 888sport to net and is 27-5 to break the deadlock.
After losing their first ever league match with Bournemouth it's six unbeaten for United with five wins and a draw.
Their record against the big six is two wins out of 21 and 12 losses out of 15 on the road. Nine of those have been by two or more goals and I fancy United -1 at 22-25 with 888sport.
- United & over 2.5 match goals
- Pogba to score
- Man United -1