England: Premier League
Match start: 13:30 (GMT+2)
According to two last rounds of new EPL tournament at the top of the tournament bracket is now the triumvirate of leaders – Manchester United, Huddersfield and West Bromwich. These favorites have now 6 points that is 100% outcome.
But the other football club from Manchester during the second round had lost 2 points at home meeting against Everton (1:1). More than that, during the whole 2nd half the team of Josep Guardiola was catching the opponent and was able to even the score only on the 82nd minute after an accurate goal kicked by Raheem Sterling.
Moods of the English calendar
After this draw the Citizens had increased the number of their points up to 4 points and now they take the 5th position. The meeting of the teams of Josep Guardiola and Ronald Koeman was held on Monday (late in the evening) and was closing the program of matches of the second round.
That is why, according to all laws of the logics, its next calendar match Manchester City has to play on Sunday afternoon, as minimum. But the bosses of EPL once again behaved oddly and had planned the away match of the Citizens against Bournemouth on Saturday at 13:30 (GMT+2).
Possible opponents in the Champions League
In accordance with the UEFA club ranking the team of Josep Guardiola will be in the second basket during the forthcoming draw (24th of August). And this means that at the group stage of the Champions League the Citizens will surely meet with Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, PSG, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Porto.
But the possible opponents of Manchester City may be Real Madrid, Bayern, Juventus, Roma, Napoli, Monaco, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk and Spartak Moscow.
Manchester city is an obvious favorite in the match against the team of Eddie Howe. Bournemouth is playing its 3rd season at elite League of the English football. And two previous meetings of the current opponents on Dean Court finished with two decisive victories of the guests:
02.04.2016. Bournemouth – Manchester City – 0:4 (Fernando, De Bruyne, Agüero, Kolarov);
13.02.2017. Bournemouth – Manchester City – 0:2 (Mings – own net goal, Sterling);
The team of Eddie Howe had by turns lost to West Bromwich (0:1) and Watford (0:2). Now the hosts of Dean Court do not demonstrate their best fit, all the more so as to fight against bright favorite.
Bournemouth – 8.00, draw – 5.25, Manchester City –1.40;
City (Asian handicap -1,5) - odds 1.94 Pinnacle