Bournemouth vs Manchester City – Betting Tips & Predictions – 02-03

Last updated & checked: 10/08/2021


Title holders Manchester City have a terrific record on the road and come into the game on the back of four straight league successes. They recently lifted the league Cup when beating Chelsea on penalties and are currently just a point behind Premier league leaders Liverpool. The Citizens have also never lost a league game against Bournemouth and have scored a total of 24 times in their last six encounters in the top flight. Bournemouth, meanwhile, currently sit in 12th place and have lost three of their last four games – getting walloped 5-1 away at Arsenal in midweek. Everything suggests that this will be another three points for City and not surprisingly they are as short as 1/5 to win this. On form it looks a formality.

Bournemouth vs Manchester City Prediction: Bournemouth 0-3 Manchester City

Manchester City have have triumphed in their last three league visits to the Vitality Stadium. Two of those wins have been to nil, and they have netted a total of eight goals in the process. Bournemouth have only found the net once in those encounters, so it suggests that City have every chance of keeping a clean sheet in this. So, given that they have averaged nearly three goals a game in this fixture in the last three seasons and have a formidable squad packed full of potential goalscorers we predict a comfortable 3-0 win for Pep Guardiola’s men.

Our recommended tip: Sterling to score anytime

With Manchester City so short in the betting to win the game the value punt has to be Raheem Sterling in the anytime goalscorer market at 13/12 with Unibet, as many firms make him odds on to find the back of the net during 90 minutes. He has done so in six of the last seven league encounters between the two sides. Those game have produced a total tally of eight goals and he comes into the game in top form. His lightning pace could see him split open the Bournemouth defence and once again get on the scoresheet.

Previous matches

The head-to-head stats reveal Manchester City have never lost in the league to Bournemouth. They pair have met 13 times with The Citizens winning 11 times. The two draws came back in 1988/89 and 1998/88 when they both played in Division 2 of the English League.In the Premier League, City have won every encounter and bagged a superb 24 goals in the process. By stark contrast Bournemouth have only found the back of the net on three occasions. It’s therefore clear what an uphill struggle Bournemouth face in this fixture and why City are long odds-on to come out on top once again.

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Players to watch: Josh King & Kevin de Bruyne

Bournemouth: Josh King
If Bournemouth are to get anything out of a game in which they look really up against it, then they will need striker Joshua King to be at his very best. The 27-year-old Norwegian was superb when bagging a brace in his side’s 4-0 home drubbing of Chelsea back in January. The Blues’ defence found him simply too hot too handle and he has scored nine times in the league this season.

Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne is arguably the best midfield player in the Premier League, and one of the very best in the world. He makes keeping the ball look easy and his precision long balls are capable of splitting open any defence. The 27-year-old also gets into plenty of goal scoring positions and is deadly when it comes to free-kicks outside the box. It makes him a key player for City and a game changer in many cases.

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