Manchester City had to settle for a draw at home to Spurs thanks to another VAR decision. Pep Guardiola will be hoping that the margin will be clearer against the Cherries.
Manchester City hardly ever drops any points, let alone come away from a match having not scored. They will want three points here but Bournemouth have some firepower too.
MANCHESTER CITY TO WIN AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
Bournemouth were able to get off the mark very quickly against Villa in their last game and that could well be a tactic used to stop the champions getting a foothold in this game.
BOURNEMOUTH TO SCORE FIRST
The bookies don’t seem to fancy Bournemouth’s chances for getting on the score sheet – so a narrow City victory has meant for some very attractive odds.
MANCHESTER CITY TO WIN 2-1
For anyone thinking that the VAR frustration will be getting to City, a Bournemouth draw no bet wager could be the way to go. The stake is returned if the game ends all square.
DRAW NO BET – BOURNEMOUTH
Head to Head
Bournemouth have never beaten Manchester City – with all eight Premier League games between the two ending in victories for the reigning champions.
Manchester City to win the match
City fans, players and officials all thought their team had grabbed a last minute winner against Spurs but were denied by VAR. It won’t be the last time Pep comes up against the new technology this season but it should not stop a City victory here.
Darren Williamson is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.
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