Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth: Preview and Predictions

Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 23 December 2017
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).

It’s all about Manchester City in this term of Premier League. The Citizens confirmed the complete domination once again last weekend when they demolished top-half rivals Tottenham Hotspur to make it 17 wins and a draw in 18 matches so far. There is no side capable of holding them down at this stage by the look at things and we’re just not confident AFC Bournemouth can make us think otherwise this Saturday when the Cherries are to travel to Etihad.

Pep Guardiola’s side is 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League standings at the moment and they’ve confidently topped their respective Champions League group. They will come into this after bagging four goals in each of last two league ties against the Swans and the Spurs. More importantly, it’0s never a one-man show as goals can come literally out of nowhere.

Against Tottenham, it was the defensive midfielder Ilkay Gundogan who broke the deadlock before Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling (a brace) added their names to the scoreline. The Spanish manager was particularly thrilled with de Bruyne’s display naming the Belgian as the man of the match last Saturday.

The Cherries came on the brink of the danger area after being winless in last six matches. Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic had some fine saves in a demolishing 0-4 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday which best describes how poor the performance Eddie Howe’s men have put on was.

Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth: Predictions

Bournemouth conceded four to Liverpool and we can honestly expect a similar outcome this time out when they are to face even a stronger opposition.

There’s no need for underlining the gulf in quality between the two likes and we can back Man City to win by three or more goals as the only logical betting pick here.

Additionally, we also believe de Bruyne can build on the fine display from last weekend and we believe backing him to score anytime is well worth a punt at 2.75 odds.

Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth: Bet Tips

  • Manchester City -2.5 handicap 1.75
  • Kevin de Bruyne to score anytime 2.75

Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth: Head-to-head

Bournemouth have never been a tricky opposition for Manchester City.

The Citizens have won six and drawn one of seven meetings with the Cherries with the total goal difference of 19-3.

Man City picked up a narrow 1-2 win at Vitality in the first part of the season in late-August.

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