Manchester City vs Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens seem to be in the mood to score goals. They have been offensive far superior to any other team in the whole of Europe – and that’s with their main striker injured in the sidelines. Moreover, this has been sending a message to Real Madrid.
Their second leg match-up of UCL Round of 16 is coming up, and the Spaniards will have to overturn a 2-1 scoreline at the Etihad.
Three more games remain till the end of regular season, and we can count on Pep Guardiola’s men to keep this same intensity going on for the rest of the fixtures.
Considering that they are taking on the 19th placed team in the table – over whom they have a phenomenal h2h record over the years, expect a Manchester City win this Wednesday.
However, they will have to be wary of the desperation of the Cherries to avoid relegation – a fact that Leicester could vouch for.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Citizens have a 100% winning record against this rival in PL games.
- They had won the reverse fixture with a 1-3 scoreline on the road.
- They had scored two or more goals in eight of the previous nine games.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% winning record since 1998.
- The combined scorecard for the past five encounters at this stadium is, 18-3, in favor of the home team.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth: Prediction
Pep Guardiola’s men registered a massive 0-5 win on the road the last match-day, against Brighton.
In the meantime, Eddie Howe’s men recorded a 4-1 victory at home against Leicester. Despite conceding an early goal, the hosts equalized it late into the fixture, and then scored three more goals to ensure the three points.
However, the Cherries have now lost the element of surprise. Guardiola will know what to expect, and the best tactician in Europe will prepare accordingly.
His team also have a 100% winning record in Premier League matches against this rival, and have a 100% winning record at home in overall h2h fixtures as well. They have also scored 18 goals from the past five such games here, and have scored a total of 91 goals in the league so far.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in nine of their last ten overall matches, and are on an eight-game losing run on the road.
By all means, expect a huge win for Manchester City.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth: Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 1.60 (3/5)
Manchester City to Score in Both Halves @ 1.44 (4/9).