Bournemouth 1-4 Manchester City – Betting Review

Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Manchester City was a huge favourite but did drift notably in the market due to key absences. They went from @ 1.31 to around 1.41 pre kick off.

As mentioned in the preview it was the sort of game they would bounce back and hammer Bournemouth, but I didn’t trust them at that price and 1.41 also would not have attracted me. To their credit, despite no Kevin De Bruyne, City won easily.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest where City blitzed the handicap of -1.75 @ 2.01. in line with the drift on city mentioned above, the handicap fell to -1.25!

Looking at The Under/Over goal betting last of all, where the line was set at 3 goals. Over won easily @ 1.81.


Match Summary

Manchester City continued to pressure Arsenal at the top of Premier League by easing to a 4-1 victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Despite not convincing the betting market before the game due to De Bruyne starting on the subs bench, it was a rampant and clinical first period for the visitor.

Pep Guardiola’s men clearly didn’t want a repeat of the wasted two points in Nottingham last time out in the league.  And to be fair, they made their big chances count unlike what happened in the previous seven days.

City played with a ruthless and classy edge to their attacking performance, particularly in the opening period.

A dominant start calmed their supporters’ nerves, and within 15 minutes it was 0-1. Foden’s loose touch provided Erling Haaland with a gift but his chance came back off the bar, but Julián Álvarez was on hand to convert the rebound.

Gündoğan was pulling the strings centrally and had a big hand in the 2nd goal. He moved the ball to find Foden inside the area and the England star was very unselfish to square the ball and give Haaland a tap-in before the half hour.

Looking set for defeat but still in the game to an extent, it suddenly started to get embarrassing for the Cherries just before the break.

Philip Billing’s awful square ball into danger fell to Foden, who finished emphatically in his 200th game.

The second half improved on the scoreboard for the host, but in truth Gary O’Neil’s men only came into it once City racked in the 4th goal.

After a massive scramble in the box, Alvarez eventually fired home for 0-4.

A loyal home support could only applause the current champions of England, but they were given some late cheer thanks to a consolation.

In the final moments former levante midfielder Jefferson Lerma rifled home a powerful volley to ensure City were deprived a clean sheet. Fair score 1-4.