Manchester United vs. Bournemouth prediction, start time, odds: Premier League picks, bets for Jan. 3, 2023 – CBS Sports

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Manchester United can’t afford to slip up when they host Bournemouth on Tuesday at Old Trafford in an English Premier League match. The Red Devils (10-2-4) can strengthen their hold on their top-four spot and keep pace with those at the top by beating the struggling Cherries. United are fourth in the EPL table and can open up a five-point lead on No. 5 Tottenham with a victory. They are also just four points behind Manchester City, while Bournemouth are in 15th place in the EPL standings. The Cherries (4-4-9) are trying to avoid being sent back down to the Championship, where they spent the past two seasons. They sit just four points above last-place Southampton as the season nears its halfway point.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET. United are -430 favorites (risk $430 to win $100) in the latest Manchester United vs. Bournemouth odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Bournemouth are +1100 underdog, a draw is priced at +490, and the over/under for total goals scored is 3.5. Before you lock in any Bournemouth vs. Manchester United picks, make sure you check out the Premier League predictions and best bets from proven SportsLine soccer insider Brandt Sutton.
Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe. 
Sutton also has been on a roll with his best bets, going 165-131-2 (+20.61 units) on his soccer picks since the start of 2022. That’s a return of almost $2,100 for $100 bettors.
Now, Sutton has broken down Manchester United vs. Bournemouth from every angle and locked in his picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Bournemouth vs. Manchester United:
The Red Devils have been almost unstoppable since losing to Brentford and Brighton by a combined 6-1 in their first two league matches. They are 17-2-3 in all competitions since then, including a 3-1 victory against Arsenal that is the Gunners’ only loss of the season. They have scored 12 goals over their past five games in all competitions. The last time these teams met, the Red Devils took a 5-2 victory at Old Trafford, partly thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Bruno Fernandes. All three remain crucial pieces for Manchester United.     
Rashford has six goals, Martial has three and Fernandes has two, and they have a combined seven assists. Christian Eriksen (five assists) should see that they get plenty of opportunities against a Cherries defense that has allowed a league-high 36 goals. Bournemouth have conceded a stunning 26 goals in eight road matches, going 1-2-5. 
The Cherries have failed to score in three straight games, but they scored seven goals over their previous two matches and are due for a breakthrough. They beat Everton 3-0 in a league match and 4-1 in the League Cup before the World Cup break. Kieffer Moore (four goals), Philip Billing (four) and Dominic Solanke (three) are all capable scorers, though Billing’s status is unclear because of a hip problem. Bournemouth have had some trouble on both ends, but they have been efficient with their shots. They have put 39.6% on target, second-best in the league.
They have scored just 18 goals and have struggled on the back line, but 19th-place Wolves held United scoreless for 75 minutes on Saturday. The Red Devils could take this match a little bit for granted with FA Cup and League Cup matches coming up over the next week. This is the time of year for upsets, and with Man U lacking a truly ruthless striker, the Cherries might build a wall in the back and hope to score a goal on the counter.     
Sutton has analyzed the Man U vs. Bournemouth match from all sides, and he is leaning Under on the goal total. He also has two other confident best bets, including a plus-money play on a goal scorer, and a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing those picks here.
So who wins Manchester United vs. Bournemouth? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Bournemouth vs. Manchester United, all from the expert who has crushed his soccer picks, and find out. 
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