Manchester City v Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 27, 2018
Etihad Stadium - Premier League
Premier League leaders Manchester City host Bournemouth this weekend, with Pep Guardiola's side looking to extend their unbeaten league run to 14 games in 2018-19.
City beat Bournemouth home and away last season, with an aggregate score of 6-1 across the two matches. In fact Guardiola's side have won all six Premier League meetings with Bournemouth in the past three seasons.
Guardiola will have Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva back in action for this clash, following his absence last weekend due to a injury. Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne is not expected to return until mid December, with Bernard Mendy, Claudio Bravo and Eliaquim Mangala sill absent.
Bournemouth will be without midfielder Jefferson Lerma, who collected his fifth booking of the season in their last game against Arsenal, meaning a likely recall for Lewis Cook.
Manchester City v Bournemouth Preview and Predictions
City are in irresistible form at the moment, unbeaten in league action this season and on a run of eight consecutive wins in all competitions, ahead of the visit of Bournemouth.
In contrast, Eddie Howe's Cherries have hit a particularly rough patch of form of late, following an impressive start to the season - with three defeats in a row, against Manchester United, Newcastle and Arsenal - ahead of their daunting trip to the Etihad Stadium this weekend.
The home side side should win this one comfortably, and with 13 goals in their last three Premier League games, they should get a few more on the score sheet - with a City win and over 2.5 total goals scored available at 3/10.
City have been in ruthless form in recent weeks, scoring for fun, netting in both halves in four of their last five games - and the hosts to score in both halves in this clash comes in at a very tempting 4/9.
Manchester City to win 3-1 at 11/1
City are going to take some stopping this season, and an in form Bournemouth would have presented a tough task for them, but given the visitors recent form, Guardiola' side should have little problem in maintaining their strong run of results.
Raheem Sterling to score first at 7/2
Sterling has been in excellent form in front of goal this season, with seven goals in the Premier League - just one behind top scorer Sergio Aguero - and he has two goals in his last three appearances, He also has a magnificent record against Bournemouth, scoring seven goals in his last six games against them,