Super Sunday begins with Bournemouth vs Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium. The reigning Premier League champions were denied a late winning goal against Tottenham thanks to the intervention of VAR last time out. Meanwhile, the hosts got their first win of the campaign against Aston Villa.
Bournemouth vs Manchester City – Match details, kick-off time and where to watch
Competition: Premier League
Venue: The Vitality Stadium
Date: 25th August 2019
Kick Off Time: 14:00 BST
Referee: Andre Marriner
Where to Watch
This match will be live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and available on Sky Sports Ultra HD. Super Sunday coverage gets underway at 1pm.
Bournemouth vs Manchester City – The form guide
With Bournemouth now a somewhat established top-flight team, they’ll be looking to improve on last season’s 14th place finish. Four points from two games against newly promoted teams is a solid return. Things are about to get much tougher for Eddie Howe’s men though.
Manchester City have won nine of their 10 meetings with Bournemouth and each of their eight clashes in the Premier League. That said, the margins of victory have been far greater when the pair have met at the Etihad Stadium. City’s last two wins at this ground have been by a single goal.
What are the latest odds?
Bournemouth are 14/1 (15.0) outsiders to take maximum points. That makes Howe’s side the biggest underdogs of the Premier League weekend coupon. The draw is 13/2 (7.50) while the visitors are just 1/6 (1.17) to get back to winning ways.
Bournemouth vs Manchester City Team News
Despite the season only being two weeks old, Bournemouth are expected to be without seven players for Sunday’s match. Dan Gosling, David Brooks and Simon Francis are all injured as are Junior Stanislas, Lloyd Kelly and Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld. Lewis Cook has returned to training following a knee injury but isn’t fit enough to be involved in this one.
Leroy Sane and Benjamin Mendy are the only confirmed absentees for the visitors. John Stones is working his way back to fitness after a thigh injury while Oleksandr Zinchenko should slot back into the defence after suffering from cramp.
Predicted Line Ups
Bournemouth: Ramsdale; Smith, Steve Cook, Ake, Daniels; Harry Wilson, Billing, Lerma, Fraser; King, Callum Wilson
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodri, De Bruyne, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sterling; Aguero
Predictions for the match?
Last season Bournemouth secured impressive wins over Chelsea (4-0) and Tottenham (1-0) at home. In general, however, games against the elite sides don’t end well for the Cherries. In their 12 games against the teams that finished in the top six last term, they lost 10 of them.
After Manchester City blew West Ham away on matchday one some punters might be tempted by the 6/5 on an away win by three or more goals. Injuries don’t help the case for the home side remaining competitive but they refuse to adapt their attacking style.
With City’s firepower, it’s no surprise to see over 2.5 goals available at just 4/11 (1.36). Both teams to score is 10/11 (1.91) and could be an alternative route to profit from a high-scoring clash.
Betting Tips for Bournemouth vs Manchester City
The best bet for this game is backing over 3.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) with bet365. Pep Guardiola’s side will be smarting from the draw with Tottenham last weekend. City created plenty of chances against Spurs and an injury-hit Bournemouth team may struggle to contain the title favourites in the final third.
The home side should still pose plenty of attacking threat themselves. They’re more than capable of contributing to a high-scoring game at the Vitality Stadium. As such, four or more goals looks the way to go.
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