Bournemouth vs Manchester City Premier League Predictions

Premier League Bournemouth vs Man City
Bournemouth vs Manchester City Premier League

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What should be one of the most entertaining Premier League games of the weekend sees mid-table Bournemouth welcome title-chasing Manchester City. The visitors are favourites to win but the Cherries are one of the most unpredictable teams in the division.

Predictions

Manchester City are closing in on Liverpool at the top of the table and this will be the latest instalment of an intriguing title race.

Pep Guardiola’s side have won six games in a row in all competitions and 14 in their last 15 – they are the form team in England and will be favourites again in this match.

By contrast, Bournemouth are not in form whatsoever – they have won just two of their last 10 games although they are in no danger of relegation.

Eddie Howe’s side are currently sitting relatively comfortably in 10th position, with 34 points to their name.

The visitors will be favourites to continue their winning streak despite not possessing home advantage, as they have superior form and quality over the Cherries.

The away side are favourites to win this game and it should be relatively comfortable – a 3-1 triumph for the Premier League holders would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

The England international loves scoring against Bournemouth – he has scored in each of the last five fixtures between these two sides and his last seven outings against Eddie Howe’s side have brought a remarkable eight goals. This is among the best online betting odds for this round of fixtures, and Sterling is evens to score anytime with Royal Panda.

An incredible 27 goals have flown in across the seven previous meetings between these two sides, while City have found the net more times than any other Premier League side this season – netting 74 times in 27 league games to date. No side outside the top seven has scored more goals than Bournemouth (38) but their goals against tally of 48 is two worse than Southampton, in the relegation zone. 888Sport price the City win and both teams to score at 31/20.

Statistics

Head to Head

Manchester City have won all seven meetings between the two since Bournemouth’s promotion in 2015 – leading by an aggregate score line of 24-3. City won the meeting between the sides at the Etihad 3-1 earlier this season and won 2-1 on the South Coast last season, secured with a late Raheem Sterling goal.

Stats

  • Manchester City have eight wins and 26 points from their 13 away matches to date this season – the third strongest record in the division.
  • Bournemouth have enjoyed strong home form this campaign – they have collected seven wins and 25 points from their 14 home matches to date.
  • City have kept nine clean sheets in their last 15 matches, scoring 52 goals in that run.
  • After collecting 20 points in their opening 10 league games, Bournemouth have added just 14 points over their next 17 games.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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