As a consequence, the men from Manchester make the trip to the south coast to face Bournemouth in Monday's match from the top tier chasing a hat-trick of Premier League wins. Guardiola's charges are 4/9 (1.44) favourites with Paddy Power to maintain momentum by coming out on top in this tussle.
The Cherries have had a dreadful start to 2017, with Eddie Howe's men still searching for their first victory of the year. Bournemouth, just six points clear of the Premier League's bottom three ahead of this weekend's fixtures, will be keen to get back to winning ways as they seek to avoid being sucked into a scrap for survival. Their worsening situation has been made worse by the absence of Callum Wilson, whose knee injury will mean he will miss the rest of the campaign.
The hosts have been beaten in four of their last five outings, but can be backed at 6/1 (7.0) with Paddy Power to buck the trend by winning this one, while the same firm go 7/2 (4.50) that Howe's side claim a share of the spoils.
If the Cherries are to take something from this match, they will certainly have to tighten up at the back; Bournemouth have shipped 19 goals in their last six games - including a 6-3 thumping against Everton at Goodison Park last weekend.
Furthermore, the hosts have conceded at least three goals in six of their last nine matches in all competitions and there is certainly plenty of potential for the goals to flow when Guardiola's men visit Vitality Stadium.
There have been more than two goals scored in 17 of City's last 18 wins in all competitions; the odds compilers offer 10/11 (1.91) that the trend continues here, while the same firm go 7/5 (2.40) that the visitors heap yet more misery upon Howe's side by scoring more than twice.
There have been more than two goals scored in each of City's last 10 away wins in the Premier League - a sequence of results that began with a crushing 4-0 win against the Cherries at Vitality Stadium last season.
Howe's side are struggling to stem the flow of goals and punters can profit by backing Guardiola's side at 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power to take all three points from a goal-laden game.
|Over 2.5 goals and Manchester City to win at 10/11 (1.91) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power|