Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth
English Carabao Cup
Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
One of the most interesting clashes this mid-week in English Carabao Cup is taking place at Etihad on Thursday.
Manchester City welcome AFC Bournemouth who recently got relegated to tier two league, but opened the new campaign in more than promising fashion.
Can they pose a threat to Premier League runners up from season 2019/2020?
Judging by the odds, that is hardly going to happen. The Citizens are massive favorites for the win at super-low 1.14 rate.
The Cherries never won a match against Man City in club’s history.
Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth Head-to-head
There were grand total of 12 head to head matches between these opponents.
As mentioned above, Bournemouth are not having a great time, having lost 11 encounters, while escaping with only one draw.
The Cherries scored six and conceded 32 goals in these matches.
The Citizens won both games in the EPL last season – 2-1 FT at home, 3-1 FT on the road.
Bournemouth scored at least one goal in four out of the last six meetings against Man City.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth Prediction
Just three days after this match Manchester City will face Leicester City in the Premier League.
Considering there was Monday night action against Wolverhampton Wanderers, there is no doubt Pep Guardiola is going to shuffle starting roster a bit. The last time we watched Citizens play was in disappointing 3-1 loss to Lyon in UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
When it comes to transfers, David Silva and Leroy Sane have left Etihad. The Citizens were not extravagant when it comes to spending this time – the biggest acquisitions are Nathan Ake from Bournemouth and Ferran Torres from Valencia.
Bournemouth had a solid start in the Championship, having won four points and scored nine goals in the last five matches across competitions. Even though we think Cherries will lose to Citizens, backing Home win and both teams to score feels like value.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth Bet Tips
Home win and both teams to score @ 2.75
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.10