Man City vs Bournemouth LIVE : Bournemouth has never earned so much as a point in eight Premier League meetings with Manchester City but hope to stage a surprise at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday. City travels to England’s south coast hoping to bounce back from a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in Week 2. The teams are currently level with four points in two games into the new term.
What’s arguably even more intimidating for Bournemouth is their aggregate goal record in those fixtures opposite the Citizens. The defending Premier League champions have scored 25 goals—an average of around three per game—while the Cherries have netted only three. Two of Bournemouth’s goals came away from home, but the strike force of Joshua King and Callum Wilson will aim to enhance their attacking threat Sunday.
Pep Guardiola could welcome centre-back John Stones back following injury, though the trip will come too soon for fellow defender Benjamin Mendy. Leroy Sane remains a long-term absentee and isn’t expected to be back until early 2020 following knee surgery
Kevin De Bruyne has been in electric form at the crest of City’s midfield this season, while club-record signing Rodri has revitalized the engine room with another strong anchoring presence.
Bournemouth has a list of no fewer than seven injuries to contend with. Midfielders David Brooks, Junior Stanislas, Dan Gosling, Lewis Cook and new purchase Arnaut Danjuma are out of action, along with defenders Simon Francis and Lloyd Kelly. However, Eddie Howe has also got joy from certain new faces after two games. Harry Wilson—a loan signing from Liverpool—scored the 2-1 winner against Aston Villa in his first appearance for the club in Week 2. Philip Billing has also had an impact in midfield following his move from relegated Huddersfield Town, and 21-year-old Aaron Ramsdale has impressed as a surprise starter in goal.
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.
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Nevertheless, they are placed third in the table going into the weekend’s action, whilst their opponents are in seventh courtesy of a win and a draw in their first two games of the new season.
That sees the pair level on points, though the Citizens have a significantly better goal difference having taken West Ham United to the cleaners on opening day.