Bournemouth vs Man City: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:18 PM UTC

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 5:18 PM UTC

Man City are aiming for a ninth straight win against the Cherries!
<div><div><div><div id=":rg"><div id=":py"><div dir="ltr"><h2>Bournemouth vs Man City</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/afc-bournemouth-vs-manchester-city-3838794/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sunday, August 25, at Vitality Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Man City will aim to extend their 100% record against Bournemouth when they travel to the south coast on Sunday. These teams have met eight times since the Cherries were promoted in 2015 and Man City have won each match comfortably. In that time they have scored 25 goals and conceded just three. Bournemouth are simply a team that Man City love to face, as they commit men forward, leave spaces at the back to exploit and allow themselves to be ripped apart by players of superior technical ability. It is not in Bournemouth’s DNA to sit deep and park the bus, and their ambition always proves to be their downfall against Pep Guardiola’s men.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Man City looked close to full strength when they faced Spurs at the weekend and Pep Guardiola has no new injury concerns. New signing Rodrigo has emerged as the perfect foil for the creative talents of Kevin De Bruyne, while David Silva and Ilkay Gundogan appear to be competing for the final midfield berth. Fernandinho is now fit, but he may be eased back into proceedings off the bench. Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva are likely to start either side of Sergio Aguero, with Gabriel Jesus acting as a supersub. John Stones and Aymeric Laporte are first choice centre-backs with Kyle Walker and Oleksandr Zinchenko at full-back.</p><p>New signings Philip Billing and Harry Wilson have slotted straight into midfield for a Bournemouth team that have taken four points from their opening two games. They drew 1-1 with newly promoted Sheff Utd here in their opener and then beat Aston Villa 2-1 on the road. Now the challenge steps up significantly against the Premier League champions. Eddie Howe will need big performances from key players Nathan Aké, Ryan Fraser, Joshua King and Callum Wilson if they are to stand a chance in this match.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Man City are the heavy favourites to win this game and deservedly so. They have swatted Bournemouth aside eight times over the past four seasons and Guardiola’s has Howe’s measure. The Cherries’ defence is one of the leakiest in the league, and Man City boast the most devastating attack in Premier League history, so it is a recipe for disaster for Bournemouth. City picked up a 5-0 win over West Ham on their last road trip, and Bournemouth are a similar team, so you might consider giving Guardiola’s men a significant Asian handicap in this match. There are also some tempting prices on half-time / full-time betting.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Coral">Man City to win to nil at 2.10 (11/10) or Man City half-time / full-time at 1.67 (4/6) with Coral</a></strong></p></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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