AFC Bournemouth vs. Manchester City - 8/25/19 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Manchester City at AFC Bournemouth
Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM (Vitality Stadium)
AFC Bournemouth +1300.00 / Manchester City -598.80 / Draw +550.00 Click Here for the Latest Odds
In the English Premier League, Bournemouth are set to host Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth defeated Aston Villa away from home in the previous round. It was a solid performance where Bournemouth capitalized on their chances to score twice in the opening 15 minutes. While the result was desired, Bournemouth seem to lack the ability to control the ball as they only had 37% of the possession against Aston Villa. The passing was especially poor from Bournemouth as they passed at an accuracy of only 70%. Considering their opponents for this match, Bournemouth must improve their ability to retain possession if they wish to cause Manchester City any problems.
On the other side of the coin, Manchester City dropped points in their previous outing as they only managed a 2-2 draw against Tottenham. It was an unfortunate result for Manchester City as they had goals disallowed. The Sky Blues were the better team but settling for a point means that they are behind Liverpool in the title race. The midfield was outstanding for Manchester City as they had 56% of the possession and completed 610 passes at an accuracy of 90%. Kevin De Bruyne was outstanding as he created outstanding scoring chances for the team. Manchester City had 30 shots during the match. Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero both scored goals during the game. In general, Manchester City look very dominant and I see them bouncing back strongly in this match.
Bournemouth and Manchester City played each other twice last season with the Sky Blues winning on both occasions. The match at Vitality Stadium ended with Manchester City winning 1-0. Riyad Mahrez was the goal scorer.
Bournemouth look a mediocre side and I see them struggling to compete against Manchester City. Manchester City will be determined to return to winning ways and I see them having too much quality for Bournemouth. Manchester City look impressive this season and I see them getting all 3 points from this match.