Kick-off: 1500, 01/12/2018
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
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What Trueform says for Man City vs Bournemouth
Manchester City are again setting a ferocious pace at the top of the Premier League table and it is hard to see Bournemouth halting their momentum.
The Blues have rattled off seven straight top-flight triumphs at Etihad Stadium this term and have kept eight clean sheets in 13 fixtures overall.
Those impressive stats make 87/100 for a home win to nil a percentage pick for our initial Man City vs Bournemouth prediction.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
Pep Guardiola loves to blow teams away early on and City were again irresistible from the outset when prevailing 4-0 at West Ham, leading 3-0 inside 35 minutes.
David Silva and Raheem Sterling got the ball rolling and then Leroy Sane confirmed he is back on song with a double strike.
The Hammers created more chances at the other end than many teams have against the champions, but Guardiola felt there were extenuating circumstances.
“After an international break, that is normal,” he said. “The guys have been training for 10 days in a different way, with a different rhythm, and then they come back and have one training session, then travel away.”
The Blues have also prevailed 4-0 in the last two meetings with the Cherries on home turf, so 31/4 for that scoreline to come up again takes the eye from the Man City vs Bournemouth odds.
Last Man City EPL line-up: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Gundogan, Delph, Sane, D Silva, Fernandinho, Sterling, Aguero.
Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus all remain doubtful with various knocks. Kevin De Bruyne (knee) is expected to return in the coming weeks but left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) is a long-term absentee.
A Look At Bournemouth’s Betting Odds
Bournemouth played their part in an entertaining encounter when going down 2-1 to Arsenal at Vitality Stadium, but that was still a third straight Premier League loss.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slid in to seal victory for the Gunners after Joshua King had equalised for Bournemouth following a remarkable Jefferson Lerma own goal.
The Cherries previously lost to a last-gasp goal versus Manchester United, before a surprise reverse at Newcastle, but Eddie Howe is keen for his players not to allow their morale to drop.
“We have had a very strong start to the season,” he insisted. “It is important we don’t overreact in these moments and keep doing what we are doing and know we will win again soon.”
Next Tuesday night’s home game against Huddersfield may be a better chance for Bournemouth to back up that view, though.
For now, we’re rounding off our Man City vs Bournemouth betting tips by taking 8/5 for the Blues to score in the first 15 minutes for a fifth straight Premier League match.
Last Bournemouth line-up: Begovic, Francis, Cook, Ake, Daniels, Gosling, Lerma, Brooks, Fraser, Wilson, King.
Midfielder Dan Gosling is a doubt for Bournemouth with a minor knee injury, while Jefferson Lerma is unavailable through suspension and Adam Smith (knee) is also an absentee.
Lyon 2-2 MAN CITY – Aymeric Laporte, Sergio Aguero
BOURNEMOUTH 1-2 Arsenal – Josh King
Head-to-head: Man City 4-0 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 1-2 Man City, Bournemouth 0-2 Man City, Man City 4-0 Bournemouth, Bournemouth 0-4 Man City, Man City 5-1 Bournemouth
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