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Everything you need to know, Predicted XI – Bournemouth vs Manchester City Preview

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are on the road for the fourth consecutive game in tomorrow's evening Premier League clash against Bournemouth at 5:30 pm (GMT), live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.


Team News

After Kevin De Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte, and John Stones didn't travel to Leipzig on Wednesday, Pep Guardiola revealed today that the former had trained today and will be available for selection tomorrow.

Unfortunately, both Laporte (illness) and Stones (hamstring) are out for Bournemouth. However, Guardiola revealed some positive news that Stones could take part in partial training on his road to recovery.

Predicted XI:

Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Bernado, Rodri Gundogan, De Bruyne, Foden, Haaland, Mahrez

Photo courtesy of JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images


Gary O'Neil's Bournemouth side won against Wolves last Saturday; the Cherries' first win in eight fixtures and was enough to climb them just outside the Premier League relegation zone.

Having only scored three goals in the last eight games, the fewest goals it any other side since the World Cup, Bournemouth are a side struggling for goals.

Bournemouth have never beaten City in their 18 previous meetings but may find hope in the fact they have scored in five of the last eight games against the Blues.

In the pre-match conference, Guardiola had this to say about Bournemouth:

"Different manager, this short time. They won against Wolves, I was quite impressed. They do nice and really good things."

The game-winning goal scorer Marcus Tavernier misses out with the hamstring problem that caused his early substitution last weekend.

David Brooks is nearing a return to training but will miss this game. Lloyd Kelly, Illia Zabarnyia and Lewis Cook are all unavailable.

Photo courtesy of Dan Istitene/Getty Images


Played: 18

Won: 16

Drawn: 2

Lost: 0

The Blues dominated play in the reverse fixture, winning the game 4-0 at the Eithad courtesy of goals from Ilkay Gundogan, De Bruyne, Phil Foden and a Jefferson Lerma own goal.

City will fancy their chances of continuing an impressive 100% win rate in the Premier League against Bournemouth, winning all 11 of the last meetings against the Cherries, which happens to be the longest any team has faced another without ever winning in English league history.



Referee: Paul Tierney

Assistants: Constantine Hatzidakis and Neil Dayles

Fourth Official: Gavin Ward

VAR: Andy Madley

Assistant VAR: Gary Beswick

Photo courtesy of Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Written by: @MoNasereldin

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