Saturday 1 December, kick-off 3pm
Etihad Stadium – Premier League
Manchester City continue their title defence against Bournemouth in this Premier League preview, with records seemingly set to tumble once again this season. The Blues have netted an incredible 40 goals already, while Bournemouth have made an excellent start to the campaign too.
Manchester City have only conceded five goals this season, with four of those coming at home. Two were penalties in their most recent matches against Manchester United and Southampton. Bournemouth have impressed going forward this season, while Joshua King takes a good penalty. Both teams to score is 11/10, and you can add City as the winners for 6/4 with Betfred. The hosts are 11/1 to win 3-1 in our Man City vs Bournemouth prediction for this game.
Man City to win and both teams to score
Sergio Aguero is in excellent form this term, with 12 goals in 17 appearances in all competitions. He’s started all of City’s Premier League matches, and is the 5/2 favourite to score first with William Hill. Aguero is 1/2 to score anytime in the football betting odds for Saturday, and 37/1 to strike first in a 3-1 City victory.
Sergio Aguero to score first
City are massive favourites for the win, so you’ll need to get creative in this weekend’s football betting predictions. The bet365 Bet Builder is great for doing just that. Going with our 3-1 score prediction, you can add Aguero and Leroy Sane to score anytime for 33/1. If you also predict the first half will see the most goals, the odds rise to 125/1. It’s 80/1 if you choose the second period.
City to win 3-1, Aguero and Sane to score
What’s the story with Man City vs Bournemouth?
Is Man City vs Bournemouth on TV? Unfortunately, the game’s not on TV in the UK.
What happened last time? City recorded a comfortable 4-0 victory when the teams met at the Etihad last December. Sergio Aguero hit a brace, with Raheem Sterling and Danilo also on target.
What are the Man City vs Bournemouth odds? Manchester City are huge favourites in your Premier League predictions, priced at 1/8. Bournemouth are available at 33/1, while the draw is 11/1 with Betfair.
Remember that time…Sterling scored in the 97th-minute at the Vitality Stadium last season? The teams looked set for a 1-1 draw in the opening weeks of the campaign, but Sterling’s dramatic last-gasp winner gave the visitors the points.
Team news and form
Last six: WWWWWD
Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus are all doubtful for this game. Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy are also out of these Man City vs Bournemouth predictions. Pep Guardiola isn’t short of options, but things are a little stretched after a tough Champions League game in Lyon on Tuesday.
Last six: DWWLLL
Eddie Howe is without two players for this tough trip to Manchester. Adam Smith has been ruled out for up to three months after knee surgery. Jefferson Lerma is suspended after receiving his fifth booking of the season. He’ll be a big miss after an impressive start to life in the Premier League.
Man City vs Bournemouth prediction, preview and betting tips
Manchester City bring their unbeaten record into their 14th game of the season on Saturday. They’ve only drawn twice, but Liverpool are only two points behind and the pressure’s on City to keep winning. Bournemouth are eighth in the table and just two points off sixth-placed Everton. They’ve lost their last three matches though, so the Cherries could use a result here.
Man City are 1/8 for the win, which would be their sixth successive Premier League victory. The Blues have won all six of their games against Bournemouth since the Cherries reached the top flight in 2015. The last two matches at the Etihad have finished 4-0 to City, while the other was 5-1. The Cherries are much improved this season, but anything other than a home win would be a major shock.
The visitors are 33/1 in your Man City v Bournemouth betting tips, and that’s a huge price. The Cherries might have little chance, but they could be worth a pound or two at those odds. Having said that, City have outscored them 21-2 over the past three seasons. Bournemouth have lost some momentum with three 2-1 losses in a row against Manchester United, Newcastle United and Arsenal. Expect it to become four straight defeats for Eddie Howe’s side.
The draw is 11/1 but even that Man City v Bournemouth prediction would be a big shock. The Blues have drawn twice this season, but they were both away from home, against Wolves and Liverpool. City have won 23 of their last 26 home games since the start of last season, scoring 88 goals.
Leroy Sane is 11/2 to score first, with the German in red hot form right now. He has five Premier League goals this season, including two at West Ham last weekend. Raheem Sterling has two more this term and is 9/2 in your first goalscorer predictions. Callum Wilson’s six goals have seen him win his first England cap, and he’s 14/1 to break the deadlock.
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