Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth

Competition/Round: 2019/20 English Premier League – Matchday 3Date/Time:AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City – Sunday, 25 August 2019, 12:00 GMT (UK); 09:00 EST, 06:00 PST (USA)

Venue: Dean Court, Bournemouth, England, UK

Match Officials:

Referee: Andre Marriner

Assistants: Scott Ledger, Simon Long

Fourth Official: Simon Hooper

VAR: Kevin Friend

Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes

TV Info: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); NBCSN (USA)

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Radio: BBC Radio Manchester (UK); TalkSport Radio World (USA)

Preview:

English Premier League Matchday 3 of the 2019/20 season will see AFC Bournemouth host Manchester City on Sunday. The Cherries and the Sky Blues are level on points going into this match as both earned four points from a possible six from their opening two fixtures.

Team News:

AFC Bournemouth are without the injured Arnaut Danjuma, Daniel Gosling, David Brooks, Junior Stanislas, Lewis Cook, Lloyd Kelly and Simon Francis.

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy, John Stones, Leroy Sané and Scott Carson are inured and will not feature in this match.

Possible Lineups:

AFC Bournemouth

Formation: 4-4-1-1

Ramsdale; Smith, S. Cook, Aké, Daniels; Solanke, Surman, Lerma, Fraser; King; C. Wilson

Manager: Eddie Howe

Manchester City

Formation: 4-3-3

Bravo; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, D. Silva; B. Silva, Agüero, Sterling

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Prediction:

AFC Bournemouth have struggled in their previous EPL meetings against Manchester City, where the Cherries lost all eight of their encounters. During these eight fixtures they were vastly outplayed by City as the Cherries only scored three goals in eight games. In contrast, City scored 25 goals. Finally, Bournemouth did not register a single shot on goal in their last meeting. In short, things do not look good for the Cherries, but stranger things have happened.

Meanwhile, Manchester City will have to overcome last weekend’s result against Tottenham Hotspur. The Sky Blues vastly outplayed their opponent but were unable to record a victory. City will have to put this match behind them, however, as loathing for missed chances will not help them earn a victory in this upcoming fixture. City will have to keep a level head, and should they produce the same level of football that they did against West Ham, this game on Matchday 3 could easily turn into another routine victory for the Sky Blues.

Bournemouth have the talent and skill to trouble City. If the visitors are not careful, this could be another match where they could potentially drop points. Given last week’s display, however, City will do everything in their power to ensure they record a victory on Sunday.

AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester City

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