On Matchday 26, Manchester City will host Bournemouth to keep their championship hopes alive. The Citizens were down in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea, but they still have a lot of people picking them to win this Saturday. Josko Guardiol and Jack Grealish are still in the locker room, but Bernardo Silva is trying to get back into the starting lineup.

Conversely, the Cherries have gone winless in their last six league encounters. There’s a lot of value in betting on Pep Guardiola’s squad since Bournemouth has been having defensive issues recently. While fellow midfielder Romain Faivre should be fit to play the champions after recovering from an injury, Philip Billing has time to serve out his suspension. 

Due to injury, none of the four members of the James Hill, Max Aarons, Tyler Adams, and Ryan Fredericks teams are in the running. Man City is aiming for their fifteenth straight victory against Bournemouth across all competitions, something you should be aware of.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Manchester City to win: ⚽1.38 at Bet9ja
Over 3.5 goals: 🥅2.15 at 1xbet
Manchester /ManchesterCity: ✅1.94 at Sportybet

Bournemouth and Manchester City: Previous Games 

When these two teams meet, Manchester City usually comes out on top. Coming into today, they had a 14-game winning streak against the Cherries.

In the November matchup between the two teams at Etihad Stadium, the Citizens celebrated a 6-1 victory against Bournemouth.

In their last three meetings against Bournemouth, Manchester City scored four or more goals in each match.

Probable Bournemouth Lineup

Neto; Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Zabarnyi; Christie, Cook, Tavernier; Solanke, Kluivert, Semenyo

Probable Manchester City Lineup

Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji; Silva, Rodri, Foden; Bobb, Haaland, Álvarez

Betting tips: Bournemouth x Manchester City

Check out our predictions of the day for Bournemouth vs. Manchester City

Prediction 1: Bournemouth x Manchester City / Manchester City to win

After a frustrating week, Manchester City fans may need to keep their patience on Saturday when their team faces Bournemouth on the coast.

Last Saturday, Pep Guardiola’s squad salvaged a draw at home against Chelsea, but they lost momentum in the championship race and were poised to take a further hit in midweek from Brentford. In the end, however, the Bees let it slip away, as Erling Haaland put his detractors to rest by scoring the game’s lone goal with a last-ditch effort.

Guardiola must be worried that City have to play at a high level for long periods in games they usually would have won before the hour mark, as it took them a while to get into their best gear in both matches.

Prediction 2: Bournemouth x Manchester City / Over 3.5 goals

Having defeated Bournemouth 14 times in a row since the turn of the century, they often dispatch the Cherries with relative ease. City has won ten of those matches by two goals or more, and in each of Guardiola’s past three games, his club has scored four or more goals.

After last week’s events, some may hesitate to support the visitors to a resounding victory. However, Kevin de Bruyne’s return from a rest against the muscular Bees should give them a lift.

Haaland could benefit from the Belgian’s rapid return to form after a lengthy hamstring injury, as he has swiftly regained his best form. When he isn’t communicating well with his teammates, the Norwegian, who depends on De Bruyne’s assistance, could seem clumsy.

Prediction 3: Bournemouth x Manchester City / Manchester /ManchesterCity

Manchester City has dominated in the last two years when the two teams meet. They scared the Bournemouth supporters with 14 goals in their previous three matches against the Cherries. Worse still, the Cherries’ defensive play this season could have been better. Andoni Iraola’s team has let in 46 goals thus far in Premier League season, which ranks them fourth-worst. Seven days earlier, at St. James’ Park, they let Newcastle score on many golden opportunities. A mistake here would be disastrous for Man City. Our primary wager is on the away team to take a halftime lead and ultimately win the match.