Manchester City vs Bournemouth Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Our tipster thinks that there is plenty of potential for goals at both ends when Eddie Howe's Cherries face Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders

Premier League leaders Manchester City are in magnificent form ahead of Saturday's showdown with Bournemouth.

Pep Guardiola's men showed their steely side as they twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Lyon in midweek, which guaranteed a place in the Champions League knockout stages, but will be targeting an immediate return to winning ways here.

Eddie Howe's men have suffered three straight defeats and face an enormous task in their quest to stop the rot here, for City have lost just one of their last 38 league matches on home soil.

Latest odds

Given that remarkable domestic dominance, it is no surprise that the hosts are as short as 1/10 (1.10) with bet365 to take all three points.

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Bournemouth have never beaten Manchester City, losing 10 of the previous 12 meetings between the clubs, while City have scored 21 goals and conceded just twice in their previous six matches in this competition.

The 16/1 (17.0) quote for the visitors to come out on top, then, is reflective of the enormity of the task facing the Cherries, while Howe's team are chalked up as a 9/1 (10.0) chance to pick up a point.

Team news

Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva could all return for City, but Benjamin Mendy and Kevin De Bruyne are sidelined.​ Mendy's absence could mean another start for Leroy Sane, who scored twice against West Ham last weekend.

Adam Smith is facing a prolonged spell on the sidelines for Bournemouth through injury, while Jefferson Lerma will miss out as he serves a one-match ban.

Goals galore?

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City have won by at exactly four goals in their previous three home matches against Bournemouth and bet365 go 8/11 (1.73) that Guardiola's men beat the -2 handicap mark again, while the same firm go even money (2.0) that they score at least four goals on this occasion.

Prediction

Bournemouth have scored in all but one of their last nine matches and were desperately unlucky not to score more than once against Arsenal at Vitality Stadium last time out.

The Cherries possess a genuine threat in the final third and could make their mark in Manchester, but the home side are in outstanding form and will be expected to make their superiority count again here.

As such, the 11/8 (2.38) quote for Guardiola's charges to take all three points from a match in which both teams score could provide punters with a path to profit ahead of Saturday's showdown.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Manchester City to win and both teams to score at 11/8 (2.38) for a 1pt stake at bet365

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