Manchester City vs Bournemouth Prediction - Soccer Picks 11/4/23

Manchester City (8-0-2) vs Bournemouth (1-3-6)

Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 10 am (Etihad Stadium)

Manchester City -714/Bournemouth +2000 - Over/Under: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Round 11 of the Premier League continues on Saturday, November 4, 2023, with a duel between Manchester City and Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium. The Citizens are chasing the fourth consecutive win in all competitions; they are currently 3rd with 24 points in the PL standings. Bournemouth, on the other hand, recorded their first PL victory last weekend and now have six points. Have a look at our Manchester City vs Bournemouth betting preview and prediction.

Manchester City (Form and News)     

Manchester City cruised to a 3-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday to keep the pressure on Premier League (PL) pacesetters Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. While two defeats across their last four league games (W2) leave the reigning champions two points off the top, that derby victory was a clear reminder of their threat and a statement of intent to their fellow title chasers.

Having won each of their last 14 home PL fixtures, Pep Guardiola’s side are a force to be reckoned with at the Etihad Stadium, where they’ve conceded just twice across the last five of those league encounters. Winning 91% of home PL outings here as favorites since the start of last term, no team from outside London has beaten the Citizens here in England’s top flight since Leeds in April 2021!

Player to watch: Phil Foden completed the scoring against Man United, but his previous four strikes for club and country have all served as the opener.

Pep Guardiola is happy he doesn’t have any new injury-related problems. Kevin De Bruyne remains the only one on the sidelines with a thigh injury. He will return to contention around the New Year.

Bournemouth (Form and News)     

Bournemouth will travel to Manchester on a high after finally earning their first Premier League victory of the season with a 2-1 triumph over fellow strugglers Burnley. That W lifted them out of the relegation zone. A stunning 40-yard effort from Philip Billing secured what manager Andoni Iraola described as a “huge win” as the Cherries showed admirable determination to come out on top in a league match after going behind for the first time since beating Tottenham 3-2 in April.

Bournemouth were away from home on that latter occasion, and they’ll need all of that spirit and more as they head to the blue side of Manchester, where they’ve lost all six prior PL H2Hs while conceding an average of 3.67 goals per game. The south coast outfit are also chasing a first league away win since late April (D1, L5), with their last three defeats on the road seeing them concede exactly three times.

Player to watch: Prior to his late strike against Burnley, Billing’s last three goals for Bournemouth were first-half match openers.

Iraola will be without Tyler Adams (thigh), Lewis Cook (suspension), Ryan Fredericks (calf), Emiliano Marcondes (ankle), Neto (ankle), and Darren Randolph (illness).

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Manchester City vs Bournemouth H2H Record

Since Bournemouth entered the Premier League in 2015, they met Manchester City on 13 occasions. The Citizens won each time and scored at least two goals in 12 of those duels.

Manchester City vs Bournemouth Odds

Manchester City are massive favorites here at -714, but backing them doesn’t make sense. A draw is at +1250, while those who believe in miracles and shocks can back Bournemouth at astronomic +2000 odds. For the goals, Over 2.5 is at -303, and Under 2.5 is at +290. In case you think Bournemouth can score and the result will be BTTS YES, then back it at +146, while BTTS NO is at -143. Check out more Premier League odds here!

Manchester City vs Bournemouth Betting Pick

It’s needless to say that Bournemouth is City’s one of the most favorite rivals in the Premier League. Guardiola’s team is always victorious against the Cherries, and I don’t think it will be any different this time around. Not only that, I believe the hosts will win by a big margin.

Manchester City scored four goals in each of the previous two H2Hs and covered a -2.5 spread in the process. I am backing the reigning champions to do it again as I don’t believe the visitors can even score here. In case they do, it shouldn’t be a problem for the Citizens to score four or five in return.

 

Oliver’s Pick Manchester City -2.5 (-122)

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