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Bournemouth vs Man City prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 24 February 2024
Kick-Off:  17:30 UK, 18:30 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium
TV: Sky Sports Main Event

Bournemouth vs Man City: Top free betting tips

Bournemouth take on Man City at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, 24 February with the Blues in need of a win to move to within one point of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table. Bournemouth, on the other hand, still need to pick up more points to guarantee Premier League survival so could be tricky opponents on Saturday. Who will come out on top on Saturday? Check out our Bournemouth vs Man City prediction below.

Match result prediction: Man City to win

On paper, Bournemouth away looks like a tricky fixture for the champions but they should take confidence from the fact Liverpool won 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium last month. Iraola's men can be good on their day but their form has dipped over the past six weeks so the Blues could be facing them at the right time. City have won 11 of their last 12 fixtures in all competitions with their recent draw with Chelsea the only blemish on an otherwise faultless 2024.

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Although City's form has been excellent over the past couple of months, they are still regularly conceding goals away from home which should give the Cherries some hope. Guardiola's men have conceded at least one goal in each of their last six Premier League away fixtures with their last league clean sheet coming back in October. Bournemouth, meanwhile, have scored at least once in 18 of their last 19 matches in all competitions.

Correct score prediction: Bournemouth 1-3 Man City

Bournemouth have the potential to do damage to Man City, however, their form coming into the match is far from ideal with zero wins in their last six league matches. To beat a team as good as Man City you need to be confident but that isn't Bournemouth right now. We expect a comfortable evening on the South Coast for the Blues.

Vitality Stadium, home of Bournemouth | Bournemouth vs Man City predictions
Vitality Stadium, home of Bournemouth – Photo by Icon sport

Bournemouth vs Man City team news

Bournemouth predicted lineup vs Man City

Bournemouth are missing several first team players for the match against Man City which will do nothing for the lack of confidence within the squad at present. Tyler Adams, Ryan Fredericks, Max Aarons, James Hill and Darren Randolph are all ruled out through injury while Philip Billing is still suspended after his red card against Nottingham Forest a few weeks ago. Iraola could tinker with his forwards to try and bring about more quality in the final third.

Neto – Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly – Cook, Christie – Tavernier, Kluivert, Sinisterra – Solanke

Man City predicted lineup vs Bournemouth

Man City will be without Josko Gvardiol and Jack Grealish for the trip to Bournemouth on Saturday, although neither man would likely have played anyway. Guardiola gave Kevin de Bruyne a rest against Brentford in midweek to avoid any reoccurrence of the hamstring problem that kept him out for four months but the Belgian is expected to start the match on Saturday. Jeremy Doku will also come back into the team to replace Oscar Bobb.

Ederson – Walker, Ajanki, Dias, Ake – Rodri, Bernardo, De Bruyne – Doku, Haaland, Foden

Bournemouth vs Man City: What the fans think

Bournemouth fans think they can pick up a point

City fans don't want Pep to risk KDB

How far will Man City fans travel to the Vitality Stadium?

Man City fans have one of their longest away trips of the season on Saturday when they make a 250-mile trip to see their team play in Bournemouth. By car or coach, the journey will take the travelling Blues around four and a half hours down the M6, M1 and A34 while it will take slightly longer via public transport. If getting the train, City fans will need to go from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston then make their way across London to Waterloo before boarding a direct service to Bournemouth.

Bournemouth vs Man City: Tickets

Bournemouth have sold all tickets for the match against Man City on Saturday with the club now urging fans to check the re-sale section of the website to pick up any returns. Man City were given an allocation of 1,307 tickets and all of these have been sold to eligible Man City season ticket holders.

FAQs: Bournemouth vs Man City

Who is the referee? Jarred Gillet has been appointed as the referee for Bournemouth vs Man City.

Who is the Man City manager? Pep Guardiola is the current Man City manager.

How big is the Vitality Stadium? The Vitality Stadium has a capacity of 11,379.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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