Bournemouth vs Man City prediction, odds & betting tips – 24/02/2024

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Manchester City versus Bournemouth; Nathan Ake of Manchester City under pressure from Antoine Semenyo of Bournemouth – Photo by Icon sport

It's time for our Premier League predictions ahead of Bournemouth vs Manchester City on Saturday. Man City only just managed to beat Brentford at home on Tuesday night so how will Pep Guardiola's men fair away at a Bournemouth side that have secured some really good results this season?

Bournemouth vs Man City predictions: Man City too good for the Cherries?

Bournemouth vs Man City Predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot Tip

Over 2.5 Goals

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Bournemouth 1-2 Man City

⚽ Both Teams to Score prediction

BTTS

Bournemouth are without a win in their last five league games and this weekend they play host to the Champions-elect, Man City. City certainly haven't been at their very best of late but should win this game.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Man City odds on to win

  • HOME: 13/2 (7.50) – 13.3%
  • DRAW: 21/5 (5.20) – 19.2%
  • AWAY: 4/9 (1.44) – 69.2%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Bournemouth drew 2-2 away at Newcastle over the weekend but have now gone four games in all competitions without a win. Man City made it five wins from their last six fixtures with a 1-0 victory over Brentford on Tuesday.

Last five H2Hs: Bournemouth have never beaten City

England Premier League 04/11/23

Man City

Man City

6
Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

England Premier League 25/02/23

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1
Man City

Man City

4

England Premier League 13/08/22

Man City

Man City

4
Bournemouth

Bournemouth

0

England EFL Cup 24/09/20

Man City

Man City

2
Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

England Premier League 15/07/20

Man City

Man City

2
Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

Man City have won 15 of their 16 previous encounters with Bournemouth, with that other meeting between the pair ending in a draw. City ran out 6-1 winners at home against the Cherries back in November.

Team news and form guide

Bournemouth: Struggling to win games

James Hill, Tyler Adams, Romain Faivre, Ryan Fredericks and Maximillian Aarons could miss out this weekend due to injury, while Philip Billing is suspended.

Predicted lineup: Neto (GK), Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Zabarnyi, Christie, Cook, Tavernier, Solanke, Kluivert & Semenyo 

England Premier League 19/05/24

L

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

England Premier League 11/05/24

L

Brentford

Brentford

2

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

England Premier League 04/05/24

L

Arsenal

Arsenal

3

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

0

England Premier League 28/04/24

W

Brighton

Brighton

0

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

3

England Premier League 24/04/24

W

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

0

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

Man City: Back to winning ways in midweek

Josko Gvardiol and Jack Grealish remain the two main injury concerns for Pep Guardiola's side ahead of their trip to the south coast on Saturday.

Predicted lineup: Ederson (GK), Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji, Silva, Rodri, Foden, Bobb, Haaland & Álvarez

England FA Cup 25/05/24

L

Man Utd

Man Utd

2

Man City

Man City

1

Others 21/05/24

D

Stoke

Stoke

0

Man City

Man City

0

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

West Ham

West Ham

1

Man City

Man City

3

England Premier League 14/05/24

W

Tottenham

Tottenham

0

Man City

Man City

2

England Championship 13/05/24

D

Man Utd

Man Utd

0

Man City

Man City

0

Our free expert picks: City to do just enough to win

Man City are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 69.2%, and it's hard to argue with the bookmakers on this one. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Erling Haaland is the favourite to score in this game at 8/11 (1.73) which has a probability of 57.9%, while a bet on Dominic Solanke to score is priced at 13/5 (3.60) with a probability of 27.8%.

Hot tip – Over 2.5 Goals

  • Each of the last six encounters between Bournemouth and Man City have produced over 2.5 goals.
  • Four of Bournemouth's last six outings have featured at least three goals.

Other tips

Bournemouth 1-2 Man City

  • Man City have never lost against Bournemouth, winning 15 of their previous 16 encounters.
  • Man City have scored at least two goals in four of their last six matches.

Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have scored in each of Bourenmouth's last four matches.
  • Four of Man City's last six outings have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard.
Julian Alvarez player to watch
Julian Alvarez of Manchester City surges forward during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Julian Alvarez

Julian Alvarez played his part while Erling Haaland was out injured and continues to be an excellent squad member now that the Norwegian goal machine is back in action. Alvarez has chipped in with eight goals and seven assists in the Premier League this season, making him a key member of Guardiola's side.

A true team player

Alvarez set up Haaland to score the only goal of the game against Brentford in midweek, ensuring Man City picked up the three points they simply couldn't afford to miss out on.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things