Manchester City vs Bournemouth 10/17/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds & Prediction
Bournemouth vs Manchester City
Saturday 17th October 2015 10:00(ET)
The Line: Manchester City 1/3 Draw 4/1 Bournemouth 9/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: nbc sports; west wood sports
Manchester City look to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League when they take on an injury plagued Bournemouth at the Ethiad Arena. Manchester City themselves though have lost top marksman and best player Sergio Aguero to a hamstring injury, the little argentine looks likely to miss at least six weeks. The summer addition of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne have looked to be very shrewd signings and Wilfred Bony will now have a chance to stake his claim as Manchester City's main man up front. Ya Ya Toue has been back to his best this season but the greatest improvement for City this year has been their solid defensive displays. Manchester City are tough to break down and playing against Bournemouth on Saturday the Citizens will again fancy their chances of getting another win.
The newly promoted Bournemouth lost both of their big money summer signings Gradel and Mings to long term injury and just lost Calum Wilson to a season ending knee injury as well. Eddie Howe's side have been ripped apart through injury but they will not give up they will continue to work hard for each other and try to stay competitive in games being defensively sound and playing on the counter attack. This is a huge ask for Bournemouth though having lost three of their four away games this season.
I cant see past a win for Manchester City here, I think they cover the handicap as well. A two goal win should be the least that Manchester City are looking for here although there is no doubt that the loss of Sergio Aguero will effect their season overall I dont think it effects them in this game.