Bournemouth vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 25 August 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
Bournemouth are undefeated in the new campaign so far. The hosts bounced back from the frustrating 1-1 draw in their opener against Sheffield United with a 2-1 win against Aston Villa on the road last week. Despite registering far fewer shots at goal than their foes in the latter clash, the Cherries were less wasteful of the opportunities that came their way and were leading by two goals at the break.
The reigning Champions failed to come away with all three points in their respective clash on the previous matchday and were held to a 2-2 draw by Tottenham at the Etihad. The squad were much the better side in that matchup and took thirty attempts at goal, ten of which were right on target.
The hosts won by no more than a slender margin in their most recent game and are more than likely to crumble as City are sizing up as the outright favorites to win this one.
Bournemouth vs Manchester City Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other ten times.
- Their last encounter finished 1-0 in favor of Manchester City.
- Bournemouth are yet to record a win against this foe.
- Only four out of their last ten clashes have seen both teams find the back of the net.
Bournemouth vs Manchester City Prediction
The home team were held to a draw in their last clash on home soil, that too against the freshly promoted Sheffield United. So, you can rule out home advantage playing any part in this clash for Bournemouth.
The titleholders hammered five past West Ham in their previous trip on the road, and are now without a defeat in their last five outings in the Premier League. Moreover, City have never lost to Bournemouth in their previous visits to this venue, and have netted nine goals in the process while conceding just once.
It will take nothing short of a miracle to rescue the home side now as Pep Guardiola’s men coming out on top is definitely in the cards.
Five of their last ten meetings have seen Manchester City win with a clean sheet intact. Considering that they have also been winning with unanswered goals in three of their last four trips here, Bournemouth are unlikely to get their names on the scoresheet by the end of the ninety minutes.
Bournemouth vs Manchester City Betting tips
Half time result: Manchester City @ 1.50 (1/2)
Manchester City to win to nil @ 2.00 (1/1).