Bournemouth v Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
August 21, 2019
Vitality Stadium - Premier League
Defending champions Manchester City head to Bournemouth this weekend, looking to maintain their 100% Premier League record.
Manchester City beat Bournemouth home and away last season, and Pep Guardiola's side have won all eight of their Premier League meetings with the Cherries since their promotion in 2015.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has an ever expanding injury list, and he is set to be without seven first team players set to miss out on the visit of the champions this weekend. Dan Gosling, David Brooks, Lewis Cook, Simon Francis, Lloyd Kelly, Junior Stanislas and Arnaut Danjuma are also ruled out until September.
Guardiola will hand late fitness tests to John Stones and Oleksandr Zinchenko - with the latter injuring himself in last weekend's draw against Tottenham, whilst Bernard Mendy and Leroy Sane both out.
Bournemouth v Manchester City Preview and Predictions
Bournemouth have enjoyed a solid start to the 2019-20 Premier League season, with an opening day 2-2 draw against newly promoted Sheffield United, and 2-1 win at fellow new boys Aston Villa. Howe's side have a poor record against City, however will not be a pushover for Guardiola's side this weekend, and the champions will need to be patient at the Vitality Stadium.
City have an identical record so far in 2019-20, sweeping West Ham aside on the opening day with a 5-0 at the London Stadium followed up a 2-2 home draw with Spurs last weekend. The result against Mauricio Pochettino's side was dominated by Gabriel Jesus' late goal being ruled out by VAR, and the former Barcelona boss will be demanding a response for his players.
A City win looks to be too straightforward ahead of this weekend, however there is plenty of value elsewhere, with a City win with over 2.5 total goals scored available at 4/9. City have scored seven goals in two games so far this season, with goals in both halves in both of their games, and they are at 7/10 to do again against Bournemouth this weekend.
Manchester City to win 3-1 at
City looked ready to pick up where they left off in 2018-19, and they should have little issue getting past Bournemouth this weekend - despite the Cherries strong start to the season.
Raheem Sterling to score anytime at 4/5
The England international has five goals already this season, including a hat trick against West Ham, and he has an excellent record against Howe's side scoring five goals in his six appearances against them for City.