Bournemouth vs Man. City: Premier League Week 25Published February 13, 2017 by Sol FH
Crucial match for Man. City at Bournemouth tonight at 20:00 GMT with second place on the line.
Manchester City have a chance to take over second place in the Premier League standings against a team whom they have never lost. In fact, Bournemouth has only ever scored one goal in the three Premier League game against Man. City conceding 13 in the process. The odds are in favor of a City win tonight, which will put them behind Chelsea with 52 Points, just 8 points away from the league leaders.
Pep Guardiola will have a full City roster to choose from tonight and there are no injuries for their trip to Vitality Stadium. City fans are excited to see the return of their top scorer Sergio Aguero, who started the last two matches on the bench.
The Cherries lost Australian goalkeeper, Adam Federici for the rest of the season after he underwent knee surgery, so even more stress will be on Artur Boruc who has made 54 appearances for Bournemouth since starting in 2015. Eddie Howe will need to make a final decision before the game regarding the ability of defenders Adam Smith, Simon Francis and Charlie Daniels, due to worries regarding their fitness.
The Citizens will be throwing a strong side at the Cherries tonight knowing that it will pull them in front of Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, but need to play it safe with their Champions League Round of 16 Match due tomorrow night against Monaco at the Emirates. City will be rested until Matchday 27, as their match planned for this coming weekend against Manchester United has been postponed. Funny, but they will face Bournemouth on Matchday 27. This one will be a win for City keeping yet another clean sheet 0-2.
Premier League Betting Markets
bet365 Sports is offering bettors attractive odds ahead of, and during tonight's match. Man. City are way out in front at 1.44, while the Cherries are at 7.00. A draw will give bettors a return of 5.25 and there are literally dozens of props bets, team lines and live in play odds throughout the match.