The prediction of Manchester City and Bournemouth comes before the match of the EFL Cup 3rd round. This game will be played on September 24th at Etihad Stadium, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth Match Preview and Team News
Manchester City begins their bid to win the EFL Cup for the fourth season in a row. They host Championship side Bournemouth who have already beaten Crystal Palace in this season’s competition. City started the season on Monday and in grand style with a 3: 1 victory in Wolverhampton Wanderers. They played a great match and showed strength, and it will be interesting to watch this team. That win was achieved with players like Torres, Mahrez, and Otamendi on the bench. The City has only lost two of their last 22 games in this competition, both to Manchester United. Pep Guardiola is often in a dilemma as to who will start the match in the starting lineup. Raheem Sterling is the engine of this team, and he goes through the opponent’s defense like a fast train. He has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance. Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Muscle Injury), Sergio Agüero (Knee Injury), and Ilkay Gündogan are not available for Man City’s boss Pep Guardiola.
Bournemouth has been relegated from the Premier League last season and has lost some key players since then. That includes Nathan Ake, who now plays for City and may well feature in this cup tie. Ake was the best player of the team, as he commanded the defense. Bournemouth’s away form was one of the reasons they were relegated last season. They lost nine of their previous ten league games in the Premier League last season, the final defeat being a 2-1 loss at Manchester City. They have made a steady start to life in the Championship with a home win over Blackburn Rovers and a draw at Middlesbrough but with three goals conceded. The visitors have to play better if they think they will play in the Premier League next season. Dominic Solanke is a great player, and many teams are interested in this guy. He has good dribbles, and his greatest virtue is speed. Joshua King is injured.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth Predicted Lineups
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Garcia, Ake, Mendy, De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.
Bournemouth: Begovic, Smith, Kelly, Cook, Mepham, Stacey, Groeneveld, Lerma, Cook, Brooks, Solanke.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth Betting Tips and Predictions
Manchester City is the big favorite in this match, and they are expected to proceed to the next round. We think there won’t be any surprises in this clash, and the Citizens will book a victory.
There are a lot of goals in their head to head matches, and we should expect more than 2.5 goals in total. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Manchester City to win @1.42
Over 2.5 goals FT @1.55
Correct score 4:1 @19.0