AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at Vitality Stadium. When these two teams faced off on August 13th it was Manchester City that secured the 4-0 victory.
AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City Odds
Manchester City is the favorite sitting at -330 while AFC Bournemouth is the underdog sitting at +800. The total in this game sits at 3.5 goals with the under cashing at -160.
AFC Bournemouth Betting Preview
Bournemouth comes into this game sitting in 17th place in the standings having picked up 21 points so far this season. In the last game against the Wolves, AFC Bournemouth scored a goal and that was enough to secure the victory. Marcus Tavernier scored in the 49th minute to secure the victory. They only had 31 percent of the possession and one shot on target, but it was still enough to secure the victory. Lewis Cook and David Brooks are both dealing with injuries and they aren’t going to be able to go in this game. Jack Stephens is expected to stay in the starting lineup here.
Manchester City Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Manchester City who sits in second place having picked up 52 points. Manchester City had a midweek UEFA Champions League game, Riyad Maherez scored in the 27th minute, but the defense gave up a goal in the 70th minute. Manchester City needs to pick up three points here, but at times on the road, they have had some major struggles. John Stones is dealing with a hamstring injury and he’s not expected to be able to play in this game. In this game, Manchester City needs to get the offense going early, and try to put the pressure on the AFC Bournemouth defense.
Shane’s Free Pick
Manchester City’s offense hasn’t been elite heading into this game, but it’s going to change here. This AFC Bournemouth defense overall has been an issue, and Manchester City is going to have no issue running up the score here. Manchester City will score at least three goals here, and that will be the difference here. Back Manchester City -1.5 to cash here.