Michael Owen states his prediction for Bournemouth v Man United

Former Liverpool FC striker Michael Owen is backing Bournemouth and Man United to share the spoils on Saturday

Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen (Photo: BT Sport)

Michael Owen believes Manchester United will settle for a point in their clash against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.

The Red Devils were 2-1 winners against Chelsea FC in the Carabao Cup fourth round at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night courtesy of Marcus Rashford’s double.

Manchester United have managed to turn around their dreadful away form in the past week following three successive victories on the road in three different competitions.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were 1-0 winners at Partizan Belgrade in the Europe League before Manchester United beat Norwich City 3-1 at Carrow Road last weekend.

Bournemouth are in ninth position in the Premier League table but the Cherries have only won one of their five home games in the top flight this term.

Former Manchester United striker Owen is backing the Red Devils to settle for a point against Bournemouth on the south coast at Saturday lunchtime.

“United have built on their hard-earned point against Liverpool with, at the time of writing, back-to-back away wins against Partisan Belgrade in the Europa League and Norwich City in the Premier League although they also face a severe test of their mini-revival at Stamford Bridge in the League Cup on Wednesday,” Owen told BetVictor ahead of their 2-1 win over Chelsea FC.

“Four away games in nine games is likely to take its toll, however, and I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will have to settle for a point in Saturday’s early kick-off at the Vitality Stadium.

“Bournemouth have failed to score in their last three league games, but I expect it to be honours even on the south coast.”

Manchester United are in seventh place and two position about their opponents on Saturday following a mixed start to the Premier League season.

The Red Devils are seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea FC in the race to secure a spot in next season’s Champions League.

Solskjaer’s men have won three of their opening 10 games in the Premier League this term.

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