Michael Owen states his prediction for Bournemouth v Man City

BT Sport pundit Michael Owen is backing Manchester City to beat Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium on Sunday

Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen (Photo: BT Sport)

Michael Owen is backing Manchester City to ease to victory over Bournemouth in their Premier League meeting at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Pep Guardiola’s side will be eager to return to winning ways following a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at The Etihad last weekend.

Manchester City took the lead twice either side of half-time through Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero but Tottenham equalised thanks to goals from Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura.

The defending Premier League champions lost their 100 per cent start to the new season and the Eastlands outfit currently trail Liverpool FC and Arsenal by two points.

Bournemouth are still unbeaten in the Premier League season so far following a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa last weekend after a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.

Former Liverpool FC and Manchester United striker Owen is backing Manchester City to beat Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on the south coast on Sunday.

“The controversy surrounding VAR and City’s disallowed “winner” against Spurs on Saturday took some of the gloss off what was a cracking game with the champions having 30 shots on the Spurs goal,” Owen told BetVictor.

“City put five past West Ham at the London Stadium on the opening weekend of the season and they are likely to still be smarting after dropping two points to Spurs when they take the field at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday.

“It could be a long afternoon for the Cherries despite their own unbeaten start to the campaign.”

Manchester City won the Premier League title last season after the Citizens finished a point ahead of Liverpool FC in a competitive title race.

Pep Guardiola’s men managed to beat Liverpool FC 2-1 at The Etihad in January in what proved to be the decisive fixture.

Manchester City beat Liverpool FC in the Community Shield at Wembley at the start of the season.

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