At the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Man City will take on A.F.C. Bournemouth in their 11th match of the Premier League 2023–24 season.
Manchester City are currently placed third in the points table, whereas Bournemouth are struggling in the 17th position. The match will be played on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at 8.30 p.m. IST.
With an average goal scoring rate of 1.92 goals per match and their current form, City will score a minimum of two goals against A.F.C. Bournemouth.
The betting tip is...
Manchester City to score over 1.5 goals.
Manchester City have started off the 2023–24 Premier League season from where they left off in the previous season. Apart from two losses by a margin of one goal against Newcastle and Arsenal, Manchester City have dominated all the other clubs they have faced yet.
Man City have an aggregate ball possession of 65.69% in the Premier League this year. Erling Haaland is once again leading the goal scoring charts with 13 goals and 3 assists, followed by Julian Alvarez, who has scored 7 goals and made 4 assists.
Their new signings, Josko Gvardiol and Mateo Kovacic, have also impressed a lot. The club looks all set to bag three more points in this upcoming match, as their goalkeeper, Ederson, is also in fantastic form with an average rate of 1.7 saves per goal.
We don't expect any major changes to the starting XI.
Predicted Lineup: Erling Haaland, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Julian Alvarez, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Josko Gvardiol, and Ederson (gk)
A.F.C. Bournemouth have not played up to their true potential in the Premier League 2023–24 season so far. They have managed to win only one game out of ten and lose a total of six games this season thus far.
The club has an aggregate ball possession of just 45.6%, which needs to be improved. Bournemouth has scored shots on target at a rate of 4.33% but conceded shots on target at a rate of 6%.
Dominic Solanke has been the club’s star so far, with nine shots on target out of the total 35 scored by the club. He has scored five goals along with one assist this season and leads the charts for his club.
Dominic Solanke will also be Bournemouth's star player in this match.
Predicted Lineup: Dominic Solanke, Alex Scott, Ryan Christie, Phillip Billing, Antoine Semenyo, David Brooks, Marcos Senesi, Chris Mepham, Lloyd Kelly, Max Aarons, and I. Radu (gk)
When we take a closer look at the team's recent form, the players' performances, and their position in the league standings, it's pretty clear that Manchester City is the team expected to come out on top in this match. They've been the better side, netting 14 more goals than Bournemouth in their ten matches.
Bournemouth, on the other hand, has only managed one win in their first ten games. If they're looking to make something happen in this match, they'll need to be on their toes. After all, they're going up against arguably the best team in the world right now.
Manchester City's robust defense makes it challenging for opposing teams to thwart their strikers. Given these factors, our prediction is that Manchester City will secure the win in this match and climb up the league standings.