Bournemouth vs Manchester City
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 25th August 2019
Kick off at: 14.00 UK Time
Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England
Drawing their latest league game, Manchester City are looking to get back on winning ways this weekend. Pep Guardiola’s men will be targeting maximum points as they face up against Bournemouth on Sunday.
Bournemouth vs Manchester City Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for their third Premier League fixture this Sunday. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be preparing to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Ramsdale(g); Smith, S. Cook, Ake, Daniels(def); Surman, Lerma(mid); H. Wilson, King, Fraser (att mid); C. Wilson (att)
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Ederson(g);Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko(def);De Bruyne, Rodri, D. Silva(mid); B. Silva, Aguero, Sterling (att).
Before heading into this weekend’s premier league clash, both teams have been involved in other previous matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DWLDW
Only picking up one point on their opening league fixture, Bournemouth able to redeem themselves last weekend. Eddie Howe’s side were able to take all three points against Aston Villa on the second game.
That away victory should give a positive morale boost as they set to battle Man City on Sunday. It will be a tough encounter, but Bournemouth are ready to give their all.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWWWD
Following a fine start into their Premier League season, Man City dropped points last weekend. Pep Guardiola’s side were held into a 2-2 draw at home by Tottenham Hotspur.
Guardiola will be hoping that the disappointing result won’t be affecting his players this Sunday. City are determined in taking all three points to regain their confidence.
Howe’s team will have some names out for this weekend due to injury problems. Cook, Francis, Gosling, Brooks, Stanislas and Danjuma all reportedly won’t be available.
Nevertheless, Bournemouth will still give their best shot by putting Callum Wilson up front to lead the line. Harry Wilson set to combine with Joshua King and Ryan Fraser in providing support for their lone striker.
Guardiola will still unable to rely on Leroy Sane along with Benjamiin Mendy as both remain injured. There’s also some concerns regarding Zinchenko and John Stones, but they should still make the team.
Man City look to still count on Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva as their trio up front. Kevin De Bruyne will once again be their main creative force in breaking down Bournemouth.
Head to Head Records:
In their last five meetings, City have been dominant over their opponent winning all of their previous matchups.
Their latest battle happened in the Premier League on March 2, 2019 which saw Man City winning 1-0.
Having to play away won’t stop City from putting on their usual possession based attacking football. The away side will be eager to take maximum points after their draw in previous week.
Bournemouth won’t be going down easily though as they also keen on shocking the defending champion. Man City will be favorite to take home the victory, but must remain focus as the home side can pulled a surprise.
Final Score: 0-2