Bournemouth v Man City: Back Pep’s men to batter their hosts

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Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth are now in genuine danger of being sucked into a relegation battle, and things are unlikely to get any better for the Cherries on Monday night, as they host a Manchester City side who have battered them time and again.

City have claimed victory in all three meetings since Bournemouth’s promotion last season, and they’ve so in quite some style – winning each game by a four-goal margin, netting 13 times and conceding just once.

That means it’s no surprise to see Pep Guardiola’s as red-hot favourites for victory at 4/9, with the south coast outfit 6/1 to take the spoils, and 19/5 on offer for the draw.

But with Bournemouth having drawn two and lost four of their last six games, and City having won their last two away games 3-0 (at Crystal Palace) and 4-0 (at West Ham United), we reckon the real value could lie in the Sky Blues dishing out another hammering.

There’s 16/1 on offer for this tie to end 4-0 to the Citizens for the third time in four meetings, while 7/1 says Pep’s men win by 4+ goals.

One man who certainly enjoys this fixture is Raheem Sterling. He’s found the net four times in three meetings with Eddie Howe’s men, and there’s 17/10 on offer for him to net anytime – with 66/1 on offer for him to repeat the hat-trick he produced against the Cherries in October 2015.

Elsewhere, you’re unlikely to find many safer odds-against bets this season than the Half-Time/Full-Time: Man City/Man City on offer at 5/4.

The North-West giants have led at the break in all of their last four victories, while Bournemouth were 3-0 down against Everton within half-an-hour last weekend.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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