Relegation-battlers Bournemouth are looking for a miracle when they travel to face Manchester City on Wednesday evening.
Bournemouth gave themselves a survival lifeline with a remarkable 4-1 victory against Leicester on Sunday, coming from a goal behind to record an emphatic victory all of their goals coming after the hour mark. It ended a run of eight games without a win (seven defeats, one draw) and moves them within three points of a great escape.
But they face a Manchester City side that have won six of eight games since the restart. Second place is mathematically certain, but they’ve not let their foot off the gas of late, thrashing Newcastle and then Brighton 5-0 over the past week. They’ve also beaten Bournemouth in all four of their Premier League visits to the Etihad, scoring 16 in the process.
Phil Foden is expected to return to the starting line-up, having only featured off the bench for City in their 5-0 thrashing of Brighton. The highly-rated academy graduate has scored four goals in seven appearances since the hiatus - he’s 5/1 to open the scoring and 1/1 to notch anytime.
Manchester City are priced at just 1/7 to win here, so we recommend looking for value elsewhere.
Guardiola’s men are 21/10 to win by four or more goals, as they’ve done in each of their last two Premier League outings, and three of the last four home matches against Bournemouth. Two of those victories have been via a 4-0 scoreline - which is 9/1 to happen once again here.
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