AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City Odds Preview
08/25/19, 14:00PM Kick Off (BST)
2019/20 Premier League Season
Manchester City look to get back to winning ways against Bournemouth, after a 2-2 draw against Tottenham last week. Manchester City Odds -500
The current Premier League Champions made a strong start to the season clinching the Community Shield on penalties against Liverpool and followed that with a 5-0 away win at West Ham in their first Premier League game of the season.
VAR, a new tool now used in the Premier League to help officials with contentious major decisions, was responsible for the disallowing of Gabriel Jesus’ 90th minute winner against Tottenham which ended up a 2-2 tie.
The perfect team for Manchester City to get back in the win column seems to be Bournemouth, who Manchester City have a remarkable 100%-win rate against in the Premier League. They’ve played each other eight times, with City winning all eight times and scoring four or more goals in four of those games.
Bournemouth has played a majority of their football in the lower divisions of English football therefore their first ever meeting in the Premier League took place in 2015; Bournemouth’s first ever year playing Premier League Football.
Bournemouth’s dismal record against Man City has left sportsbooks no chance but opening odds for Bournemouth to win the match at +1200, which can still be argued as reasonable. Sportsbooks has Man City’s odds to win the match at -500, making them clear favorites.
Superman Sterling Odds to Score and Aguero Golden Boot Odds
Man City star Raheem Sterling, who’s gone from strength to strength under the coaching of Pep Guardiola has been a thorn in Bournemouth’s side every time they’ve played.
Sterling has 5 goals in the last 6 matchups with Bournemouth and sportsbooks has Sterling to score anytime during the match at -167. Sterling has transformed himself into a formidable goal-scorer so favourable odds like that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Sterling already leads the Premier League goal-scoring charts this season with 4 goals, tied with Norwich’s Teemu Pukki.
City’s number 10 Sergio Aguero has identical odds of -167 like Sterling to score anytime during the match. Aguero has never won the Golden Boot the nine years he’s been at City and will be aiming to clinch that award this season. Sportsbooks has Aguero winning the Golden Boot at +800, which is quite high odds for a player of Aguero’s elk but makes sense considering the number of elite scorers in the Premier League such as Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Aguero’s very own teammate Raheem Sterling.
Bournemouth have four points from their opening two games, facing off against two of the promoted sides this season, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa. To even get a result against City would be a huge success for a team that’s literally lost every match they’ve played them in the Premier League. Sportsbooks has the match to be a tie at +550.
With all respect to Bournemouth, this should be a formality for the Premier League Champions and you can certainly bet on plenty of goals being scored in this match (most probably all by City).