Man City vs Bournemouth – Premier League: TV channel, team news prediction
NAME: Manchester City – Bournemouth
DATE: 4 Nov 2023
TIME: 15:00 UTC
VENUE: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Manchester City is going head to head with Bournemouth starting on 4 Nov 2023 at 15:00 UTC at Etihad Stadium stadium, Manchester city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
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Bournemouth are next up for Manchester City in their quest to assert their authority on the Premier League title race.
City will go top of the table with a win on Saturday afternoon as they look to make it three on the bounce as another international break looms, after which they face the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham.
Bournemouth have only picked up one point on the road this season and the pressure is rising on coach Andoni Iraola, although this is largely a free-hit given the club has never beaten the defending champions.
Having been knocked out of the Carabao Cup already, Pep Guardiola’s side got a rare and well-earned rest midweek – ominous news for Bournemouth. The Premier League champions know they could be top of the table come Monday evening with difficult fixtures for Arsenal and Tottenham up against Newcastle United and Chelsea respectively this gameweek.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth were in action this Wednesday, losing 2-1 at home to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup. The Cherries, fresh from their first league win of the season against Burnley last weekend, will be hoping for a miracle when they travel to Manchester this Saturday.
Here is all you need to know ahead of Man City vs Bournemouth this weekend.
Man City team news
The bad news for Bournemouth is that Man City have only one absentee for this weekend’s clash. That’s Kevin De Bruyne, who Guardiola has managed to live without since his injury on the opening day of the season against Burnley.
Centre-back Manuel Akanji will return for the visit of Bournemouth after he served his one-game suspension following a red card against Brighton, giving Guardiola some food for thought across his backline.
With a midweek clash against Young Boys in the Champions League before a trip to Chelsea, Guardiola is likely to rotate his side in the coming week.
Bournemouth team news
Man City may boast a clean bill of health for Saturday’s match, but Bournemouth certainly don’t. The Cherries will be without long-term absentees Tyler Adams, who is yet to feature for the club, Ryan Fredericks and Emiliano Marcondes,
Lewis Cook remains out with Man City serving as the final game of his three-match suspension following a red card against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Bournemouth have a few goalkeeping problems, the biggest of which being club captain Neto. The Brazilian will be out until at least after the November international break, while Darren Randolph is ill. As a result, Andrei Radu will retain his place in the starting lineup and will likely be a busy man on Saturday.
Centre-back Marcos Senesi returned to the bench against Liverpool midweek and could be in line to start.
Man City vs Bournemouth team news
Manuel Akanji returns from suspension to bolster a near fully-fit City squad, now missing only Kevin De Bruyne.
After a week off having been knocked out of the Carabao Cup, Pep Guardiola has a refreshed set of players to pick from and may not see the need to rotate ahead of the Champions League visit of Young Boys.
The Cherries put out a fairly full-strength team for the defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night.
A considerable injury list includes Tyler Adams, Neto, Emiliano Marcondes, Darren Randolph and Ryan Fredericks. Lewis Cook is suspended.
Man City vs Bournemouth prediction
With the history and form these two teams possess going into this fixture, it is hard to imagine a more nailed-on certainty of a result.
Man City vs Bournemouth score prediction
Regardless of Bournemouth picking up their first win of the season last Saturday and putting in a spirited display against Liverpool midweek, they will be lucky to avoid a tonking when travelling to the Etihad.
Guardiola’s men are in devastating form once again following the return of Rodri to midfield and should have no issues dismantling a Bournemouth side that have kept just one clean sheet in ten Premier League games.
Even if the Cherries put in a good display, they could easily be on the end of a hammering on Saturday afternoon.
Prediction: Man City 5-0 Bournemouth