Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Manchester City romped to yet another big win over West Ham at a London Stadium after a 4-0 success during the weekend. First-half goals from David Silva, Raheem Sterling, and Leroy Sane meant that Guardiola had to provide little input to City players at half-time. Sane scored his second deep in injury time to make it a comprehensive win. City, though, suffered once more against Lyon after a 2-2 draw in the Champions League. Bournemouth lost three consecutive matches as they were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium. Jefferson Lerma’s own goal was cancelled out by Joshua King at the stroke of half-time, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang restored Arsenal’s lead in the second half.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bournemouth suffered four consecutive defeats at the start of last season. However, there is a significant danger of the Cherries losing four on the bounce even if Manchester City were involved in the midweek Champions League action. Guardiola has more than enough strength at his disposal. Even with rotation, City are expected to be far superior. Since Bournemouth also have a decent attacking line-up, the best option is to choose a Manchester City win and over 3.5 goals.

Raheem Sterling has scored more goals against Bournemouth than any other team. His return of nine goals in the seven games provides reason for Eddie Howe’s men to be wary of the winger, who has scored in all league appearances against Bournemouth. I would pick Raheem Sterling to score anytime.

Manchester City win and over 3.5 goals – 8/11

Raheem Sterling to score anytime – 5/6

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester City are undefeated in all of their last 7 games against AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

AFC Bournemouth saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 7 games played against Manchester City

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

9

Draw

0

Lost

1
W H

14-01-2019

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

20-01-2019

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

23-01-2019

EFL Cup

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-01-2019

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-02-2019

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

06-02-2019

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

10-02-2019

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 6 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

W A

16-02-2019

FA Cup

Newport County Team Logo Newport County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

20-02-2019

Champions League Final Stage

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

AFC Bournemouth Form Guide

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo

AFC Bournemouth

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

26-12-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

30-12-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

D H

02-01-2019

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 3 - 3

(HT 3 - 3)

L H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

13-01-2019

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-01-2019

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-02-2019

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

09-02-2019

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

23-02-2019

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Manchester City Preview

Manchester City may have met their match in the form of Lyon, but the team have been head and shoulders above the rest of the Premier League. Even with the season yet to hit the halfway stage, City have a goal difference that has almost hit +40. City may be on course to setting new records in the 2018-19 campaign with the team only conceding five league goals. City have been able to enjoy a string of positivity since every player has gone through a spell of good form. Still, Aguero leads the scoring charts in the Premier League with eight goals.

Manchester City Team News

Bernardo Silva (knock) is doubtful for the game, while Gabriel Jesus (groin), Ilkay Gundogan (foot), Benjamin Mendy (meniscus), Claudio Bravo (Achilles tendon), and Kevin De Bruyne (knee) are certainly ruled out.

AFC Bournemouth Preview

Eddie Howe quickly needs to find a way to stop the recent run of poor form for the Cherries, as it could see them drop out of contention for Europe. After a brilliant start to the season, Bournemouth have lost three consecutive games and this is their worst run of form in the league since April. There is a heavy dependency on Joshua King and Wilson. This could be one of the factors leading to Bournemouth’s downfall. The Cherries are clearly low on confidence and they need a lucky break due to the tough run of fixtures coming up.

AFC Bournemouth Team News

Jefferson Lerma is suspended for the game, while Adam Smith (knee) is ruled out due to injury.

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

AFC Bournemouth Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth Sidelined Players

Manchester City
17 Kevin De Bruyne Injured
22 Benjamin Mendy Injured
1 Claudio Bravo Injured
AFC Bournemouth
15 Adam Smith Injured
8 Jefferson Lerma Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 89
3 LB Danilo 184 78
30 CD Nicolas Otamendi 183 82
14 CD Aymeric Laporte 191 85
35 RB Oleksandr Zinchenko 175 61
20 CM Bernardo Silva 173 64
25 CM Fernandinho 179 66
8 CM Ilkay Guendogan 180 79
19 RF Leroy Sane 183 75
7 LF Raheem Sterling 170 69
33 CF Gabriel Jesus 175 73
No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK Asmir Begovic 199 83
3 CD Steve Cook 185 83
5 CD Nathan Ake 180 71
26 CD Tyrone Mings 191 80
16 CM Lewis Cook 175 71
6 CM Andrew Surman 178 72
2 LM Simon Francis 183 90
11 RM Charlie Daniels 178 75
17 LF Joshua King 180 74
13 CF Callum Wilson 180 66
24 RF Ryan Fraser 163 70