Football Betting Tips: Manchester City vs Bournemouth

Manchester City continued their incredible form with a sparkling 4-1 win over Tottenham last time out to extend their remarkable winning run to 16 Premier League games in a row. Bournemouth are the next lamb to the slaughter it seems but Eddie Howe’s men play very good football and will be relishing the opportunity to test themselves against one of the strongest outfits in world football.

English Premier League – Manchester City vs Bournemouth – Etihad Stadium, Saturday 23rd December 2017, 15.00 GMT

Manchester City

Best Odd of: 1/10 at Sky Bet


Best Odd of: 21/2 at Coral


Best Odd of: 21/2 at BetVictor

Manchester City

The Blues have been in devastating form of late – their crucial wins over Tottenham and Manchester United have left them 11 points clear of United at the top of the league and seem to be too strong for most opponents currently.

With 56 goals scored and only 12 conceded, their staggering +42 goal difference is setting them apart at the top of the table with Pep Guardiola deservedly getting all the plaudits. Raheem Sterling scored two more goals against Tottenham to take his seasonal tally to 15 in all competitions – the 23 year old’s best ever return in a single campaign already.


The Cherries are enduring a difficult period and now sit 16th – one point outside of the bottom 3 following a 4-0 thumping at the hands of Liverpool. Their minimal goal threat (only 15 goals scored in 18 games) is the fundamental issue for Eddie Howe’s men at present.

Jermain Defoe has only notched 3 goals for Bournemouth in the Premier League since his summer mover but is always a threat in forward areas.

Head to Head

Remarkably, Bournemouth have never beaten Manchester City in a competitive fixture with City winning 9 and drawing 2 of their 11 previous matches in all competitions.
It was City’s last gasp win over Bournemouth back in August (2-1) that kick-started their incredible winning run, a result the Cherries are sure to be seeking revenge for.

Manchester City vs Bournemouth Odds &Predictions

Bournemouth have lacked attacking flair this season and shouldn’t trouble City too much.
Both teams to score – NO – is the wise move at 4/5 with Coral.

Raheem Sterling has had his best ever season as a professional and has scored more goals against Bournemouth than any other club he’s faced (7).
Raheem Sterling to score anytime looks unbelievable value at 1/1 with Sky Bet.

Bournemouth have been a little leaky in recent games defensively and may struggle to contend with City’s attacking options.
Manchester City to score 2+goals is a banker bet at 1/8 with Coral.

City have the bit between their teeth and will want to get this game won with a busy festive schedule on the cards.
Manchester City to be winning at half time and full time is a great bet at 4/9 with Ladbrokes.

Score Prediction: Manchester City vs Bournemouth

Manchester City 3 – 0 Bournemouth – 7/1 with Bet Victor.

Top Betting Tip: Manchester City vs Bournemouth

Bournemouth won’t hide at the Etihad and will create chances but City look to strong for most at present. Manchester City to win the game with a -2.5 Asian Handicap looks good at 1/1 with Paddy Power.