Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Manchester City return to the Etihad Stadium after back-to-back away games and they host Bournemouth this weekend. Even with the season yet to hit the midway point, City have a 15 point advantage over Bournemouth ahead of this match. City have been the best team in the Premier League by a significant margin but they have been unable to build on the two-point lead over Liverpool. Bournemouth have slipped to eighth place after the recent slump in form. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Manchester City’s eight-game winning streak concluded with a 2-2 draw against Lyon, who are the only team to beat Pep Guardiola’s men this season. City are one of the two teams yet to lose this season.
Bournemouth lost 2-1 for the third consecutive match and it was Arsenal’s turn to get the win in the latest game against Eddie Howe’s team. Bournemouth’s last success came at the end of October against Norwich City in the League Cup.
The recent match between City and Bournemouth produced a 4-0 success for Guardiola’s team at the Etihad Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Manchester City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester City win at 1.10[/bet_tip_now]
City have dropped only four points this season and they have been rampant – without any signs of complacency – from the word go. Bournemouth might have been confident about getting a result at the Etihad Stadium a few weeks ago but their own form has suffered a major blip. The three consecutive defeats will force players to doubt their style. Bournemouth are unlikely to have much of the ball against City, who have found a way to play against high pressing opponents. Our preview would go with a win for Manchester City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester City win at 1.10[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester City vs Bournemouth draw odds: 10.00
Bournemouth win odds: 17.00
Correct Score odds
Manchester City have an incredible +35 goal difference coming into the game. Apart from being brilliant in the offensive area of the pitch with 40 goals, they have also conceded only five league goals. Eddie Howe’s team have been able to score just one goal past City in the last five meetings. Our correct score prediction would go with a 3-0 win for City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Manchester City 3-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though Bournemouth have contributed very little to the total goals tally in the head-to-head games against Manchester City, five out of the last six meetings have ended up producing more than 2.5 goals. This is largely down to City’s brilliance going forward. Even after showing defensive susceptibility against Lyon, our total goals prediction would easily go with over 2.5 goals in the game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.25[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Raheem Sterling has a brilliant record against Bournemouth after grabbing nine goals in just seven matches against this club. In fact, the former Liverpool winger has scored more goals against the Cherries than any other team in his career. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Raheem Sterling.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Raheem Sterling at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.