When you’re struggling for Premier League survival with three games to play and three points from safety, the last fixture you want is Manchester City away, but such is Bournemouth’s lot. Find out how to watch a Manchester City vs Bournemouth live stream below, and see if Eddie Howe’s side can pass this sternest of tests.
UK football fans can watch Manchester City vs Bournemouth free on Pick. Scroll down to find out how to access the free-to-air broadcast. Meanwhile, fans in the US can buy a season pass from NBC Sports Gold and watch every minute of every remaining Premier League game live for just $9.99! (Don’t forget to use a VPN if you’re a US citizen stuck away from home.)
Bournemouth stunned Leicester in their last fixture and will have the wind in their sails. Their draw against Chelsea and near miss against Liverpool will also give them confidence ahead of their trip to the Etihad. With West Ham and Watford playing one another on Friday, a win would lift the Eddie Howe’s side out of the relegation zone.
Bournemouth will have to do it without defender Nathan Ake, who looks set to miss the rest of the season, and Adam Smith but striker Joshua King returns. All the same, that leaves the Cherries in particular difficultly at the back – exactly where you need to be strong against City.
Ilkay Gündogan returns to City’s starting XI. There are also starts for Phil Foden and Bernado Silva while Kevin De Bruyne drops to the bench.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth kicks off at 6pm, BST. Read on below to find out how to watch a Manchester City vs Bournemouth live stream in the best possible quality, wherever you are in the world.
Watch all remaining live Premier League games for $9.99
Premier League restart rights in the US belong to NBC, CNBC and NBCSN and you can watch all the remaining EPL games on NBC Sports Gold’s Premier League Pass for just $9.99, including Manchester City vs Bournemouth.
It’s only available in the US, so any US citizen stuck outside their own country during the crisis will need to use a VPN to get access.
The NBC Sports Gold app is available iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast. You can also watch EPL streams on NBCSportsGold.com.
How to watch Manchester City vs Bournemouth abroad using a VPN
US citizens away from home or stuck abroad will need a VPN to access the their NBC Sports Gold Pass streams from outside the States. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access – even if you’re a US national.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
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Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the match. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.
Watch Manchester City vs Bournemouth for free in the UK
This one is expected to draw a sizeable TV audience due to the fact that it’s available on Sky’s free-to-view Pick TV channel (Freeview channel 11, Virgin Media channel 165, Freesat channel 164).
The bottom-half-of-the-table clash is one of a handful of Premier League games (full details here) due to be screened on a free-to-air, rather than pay-per-view, basis as a result of being played behind closed doors.
In addition to Pick, Sky subscribers can watch the watch the match across Sky One, Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event in HD and on Sky Sports Ultra HD in 4K.
Sky has warned fans not to expect free admission to become a regular thing, so enjoy it while you can!
Best deals for the remaining Premier League games
As for the rest of the games this season, you’ll find that the majority are behind a paywall of one sort or another.
If you’re looking to catch as many as possible, we’d highly recommend pay-per-view access with both Now TV and BT Sport.
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BT Sport monthly pass £25, contract-free
Full access to all the BT Sport channels for one month, for one fee; anyone in the UK can enjoy the EPL, Champions League and more through the BT Sport app on smart TVs, mobiles, tablets, games consoles, Chromecast or through the BT Sport website – no contract, no fuss.
Premier League fixtures
All fixture times are in BST. Games on BT Sport Ultimate and Sky Sports Ultra HD are available in 4K.
Wednesday 15th July
Man City vs AFC Bournemouth – 6pm, Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick FREE TO AIR
Burnley vs Wolves – 6pm, BBC One / BBC Two / BBC iPlayer FREE TO AIR
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur – 6pm, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate
Arsenal vs Liverpool – 8.15pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
Thursday 16th July
Everton vs Aston Villa – 6pm, Sky Sports Action / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
Leicester City v Sheffield United – 6pm, Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Arena / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick FREE TO AIR
Crystal Palace v Man Utd – 8.15pm, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate
Southampton v Brighton & Hove Albion – 8.15pm, BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Extra 2
Friday 17th July
West Ham v Watford – 8pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
Saturday 18th July
Norwich City v Burnley – 5.30pm, Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick FREE TO AIR
Sunday 19th July
AFC Bournemouth v Southampton – 2pm, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City – 4pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
Monday 20th July
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United – 6pm, Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick FREE TO AIR
Sheffield United v Everton – 6pm, Amazon Prime Video / Twitch FREE TO AIR
Wolves v Crystal Palace – 8.15pm, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Extra 1 / BT Sport Ultimate
Tuesday 21st July
Watford v Man City – 6pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
Aston Villa v Arsenal – 8.15pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
Wednesday 22nd July
Man Utd v West Ham – 6pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
Liverpool v Chelsea – 8.15pm, Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD