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Man City vs Bournemouth Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Can Bournemouth upset the odds at the Etihad?

  • Manchester City host Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup on Thursday
  • City will rest most of their stars and give opportunities to youngsters
  • Bournemouth can take advantage of a weakened Man City outfit
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Bournemouth can upset the odds at the Etihad against young City side (Getty Images)

A young Manchester City host Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night. Given the Citizens injury list and fixture pile-up, it is looking increasingly possible that Bournemouth can get a positive result in this clash.

Manchester City Form


Manchester City have only played once this season after getting the first week of the Premier League off. 

They impressed in that outing as they defeated Wolves 3-1 away from home. Kevin de Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus all found the back of the net.

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that he will have to play this match with a lot of youngsters. The season is very cramped for fixtures and City have a number of key injuries to deal with.

Manchester City News


Centre-back Eric Garcia, midfielder Bernardo Silva and left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko are all missing through injury. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has already said that he is likely to make wholesale changes for this clash. 

Ilkay Gundogan tested positive for COVID-19 so is unavailable while centre-back Aymeric Laporte and winger Riyad Mahrez are just returning from injury so are unlikely to be risked. Forward Sergio Aguero is also missing through injury.

Bournemouth Form


Bournemouth have started their season well after being relegated from the Premier League. 

The Cherries began the Championship with a 3-2 home victory over Blackburn before a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup, Bournemouth advancing on penalties.

In their last match Bournemouth got a credible 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough. 

Bournemouth News


Bournemouth should make a few changes to freshen things up but they have a full squad to pick from. Their only absentee is Joshua King who has been given permission to remain in Norway as he tries to find another club.

Man City vs Bournemouth Head to Head


Manchester City hold a 11-1 advantage over Bournemouth in their 12 previous matches. The last time they met was in July 2020 where City ran out 2-1 winners at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City vs Bournemouth Odds


Manchester City is paying 1.44 to win with Bournemouth at 6.50. A draw is priced at 5.00.

Over 2.5 goals can be backed at 1.53 while under 2.5 goals will get you odds of 2.40 with bet365.

Man City vs Bournemouth Match Up


Manchester City are expected to field a weakened side which opens up the opportunity for Bournemouth to get a result. We could well see an upset here.

Man City vs Bournemouth Stats


  • Manchester City are likely to play a number of youngsters in this fixture.
  • Manchester City have seen BTTS Yes in their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • Bournemouth have seen BTTS Yes in 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Bournemouth have seen BTTS Yes in 3 of their last 4 matches against Manchester City (Premier League).
  • Bournemouth are unbeaten in their 3 matches this season (all competitions).

Man City vs Bournemouth FAQ

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Where is Man City vs Bournemouth being played?

Manchester City vs Bournemouth is being played at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.

When is Man City vs Bournemouth being played?

Manchester City vs Bournemouth is being played at 19:45 BST on Thursday 24 September 2020.

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Verdict

I'm backing BTTS with Bournemouth to come out on top after 90 minutes.

Best Bet: BTTS - Yes BTTS @-142.86 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Bournemouth +1 Handicap @+162 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Winner Tip: Bournemouth Full Time Result @+550 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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