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.
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