Can Manchester city seal a victory at the Vitality Stadium today.

B’mouth vs Man City
Premier League ,2:00pm
Sunday 25th August
Vitality Stadium

AFC Bournemouth are looking to continue their unbeaten start to the season after recording a 2-1 win at Aston Villa last weekend.

Manchester City, also on four points, aim to return to winning ways after being held to a draw by Tottenham Hotspur.Manchester City’s quest for a third successive Premier League title continues as they travel to the Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth on Sunday.

Despite dominating proceedings in their clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Pep Guardiola’s men had to settle for a point as a combination of Lucas Moura and VAR denied them victory over the north London side.

Team news

Leroy Sane (knee) will miss the game for City, while we’ll have to wait until Pep Guardiola’s Friday press conference for an update on Benjamin Mendy’s fitness.

Lewis Cook, Simon Francis (both knee), Junior Stanislas (hamstring), David Brooks (ankle), Dan Gosling (hip), Arnaut Danjuma (foot) and Lloyd Kelly (ankle) have been unavailable for Bournemouth recently.

We’ll have the latest the Cherries’ injury news when Eddie Howe speaks to the media later in the week.

Last time out

City’s first home game ended in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Potential LineupsBournemouth:Ramsdale: Smith, Mepham, Cook, Ake, Rico; Billing, Lerma; Fraser, King; Wilson.

Manchester City:Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Cancelo; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, D. Silva; B. Silva, Sterling, Aguero.

Head to head stats

  • Bournemouth have never beaten Manchester City in 14 previous league meetings (W0 D2 L12), losing each of their last eight games, all of which have been in the Premier League.
  • City’s 100 per cent win record in eight games against Bournemouth is the best in English top-flight history. City have won those eight matches against the Cherries by an aggregate score of 25-3.
  • Bournemouth have never kept a clean sheet in their 21 previous Premier League games on a Sunday, shipping 56 goals in total (W3 D2 L16). Their only two home wins on Sunday in the top flight have been vs ‘big six’ sides (4-3 vs Liverpool and 2-1 vs Arsenal).
  • None of City’s last 16 away league games have finished level – with the Citizens winning 13 including the last eight in a row (L3).
  • Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in 10 goals in just seven Premier League appearances against Bournemouth (8 goals, 2 assists), with the England forward netting in two of his three games at the Vitality Stadium.
  • Kevin De Bruyne has assisted 49 goals in his 122 Premier League appearances so far – the fewest number of games taken to assist 50 goals in the competition’s history is held by Mesut Ozil (141 games).
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Prediction
Last season Bournemouth didn’t have a shot when they played Manchester City at home and lost 1-0.

City can let goals in if you have a go at them, we have seen that from set-pieces.However,

City were brilliant for long periods against Tottenham and Kevin De Bruyne was amazing. They have goals, pace, cleverness, and I can only a see comfortable win here.

predicted scoreline: 1-3

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