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Bournemouth will arrive at their opponent's ground on Saturday for their Premier League match against local side Manchester City .
See all the Manchester City v Bournemouth match facts, stats, and previews below (including the best match odds).
Manchester City will try to continue on the winning path after their 0-2 feat in the Premier League against West Ham.
In that match, Manchester City had 76% possession and 14 scoring chances, with 2 of them on target. The only player who managed to score for Manchester City was Erling Haaland (36', 65'). West Ham United had 6 shots on goal with 1 shot on target.
Manchester City have unleashed an impressive offense in recent times, scoring 18 goals over their rivals in their last six games. In those clashes, Manchester City have also seen the sum of goals allowed reach a total of 8. Perhaps we will soon find out if that trend can continue in this game.
Going into this matchup, Manchester City had not been beaten in their last 6 home league games.
Bournemouth will go into this match after a 2-0 Premier League win against Aston Villa in their previous game.
In that game, Bournemouth had 34% possession and 7 shots on goal, with 3 of them on target. For Bournemouth, the scorers were Jefferson Lerma (2') and Kieffer Moore (80'). On the other hand, Aston Villa had 15 shots on goal, with 2 of them on target.
A series of determined practices by Bournemouth's defense has seen the number of goals they have conceded stand at 4, considering their previous 6 matches combined. In that time, the number of goals their attackers scored reached 11.
Coming into this match, Bournemouth haven't been beaten in their last 4 away league games.
Face to Face
A detailed inspection of the results of their previous meetings, dating back to December 23, 2017, tells us that these games have been miserable for Bournemouth. They haven't been able to come away with any wins, while Manchester City have been simply too good for them, beating them in 100 percent of those games.
A combined 19 goals were scored between them in this period, with 15 for Manchester City and 4 created by Bournemouth. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
Team News: Manchester City
Availability is not a big issue, with only one health concern for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to cope with thanks to an almost completely healthy squad. Aymeric Laporte will not play.
It is our opinion that Manchester City will use a 4-3-3 formation for this game with a starting eleven consisting of Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, Erling Braut Haaland, and Jack Grealish.
Team News: Bournemouth
With a completely healthy group ready to play, Bournemouth manager Scott Parker has no worries to report before this match begins.
Our opinion is that Bournemouth are going to select a 3-2-3-1-1 formation, fielding Mark Travers, Chris Mepham, Marcos Senesi, Lloyd Kelly, Adam Smith, Jordan Zemura, Jefferson Lerma, Ben Pearson, Philip Billing , Marcus Tavernier, and Dominic Solanke.