City to score lots of goals
Last updated: October 15, 2015 by Leon Marshal
|Coverage:||Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live|
|Competition:||The Premier League|
In The Citizens’ last game, Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero scored five goals in 20 minutes and practically humiliated the visiting Newcastle team. The Magpies were lucky to lead up unto the 41st minute with an Aleksandar Mitrovic header; but then Aguero’s show began and Krul took the ball from the back of his net six times before the game ended.
What can we say about Bournemouth? Without Callum Wilson, the team is not as powerful in attack as it was in the first few games. Except for the English striker, nothing impressive can be seen in The Cherries’ squad. Glenn Murray scored an opener against Watford, it was his first goal for the club, but then he missed a penalty 5 minutes before the final whistle and Bournemouth earned just one point from the match against one of their opponents in the relegation battle.
The expectations for this match is City to score lots of goals into Bournemouth’s net. Aguero and De Bruyne will be the most dangerous players in the box and with Silva’s great passes, the match looks a foregone conclusion in City’s favour.
Vincent Kompany is likely to be ready to play against Bournemouth. The Belgian international captain was suffering from a calf muscle strain.
Fabian Delph, the new City signing, has still not recovered from his hamstring problem and surely will miss the game.
Eddie Howe’s injury list is long enough; Wilson, who I mentioned above, is the main omission. The striker will be sidelined until March 2016.
Other long-term injured players for The Cherries are Tommy Elphick, Max Gradel and Tyrone Mings.
Quotes of the week
Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City) : “I am very happy for Kun. He deserves it. He is always a player who makes a difference.”
Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) : “There is no blame attached to Artur, he has been excellent since he came here.”
|Manchester City (4-2-3-1):||Hart, Sagna, Kolarov, Mangala, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Fernando, Sterling, Silva, De Bruyne, Aguero.|
|Subs||Bony, Toure, Zabaleta, Caballero, Kompany, Nasri, Clichy.|
|Bournemouth (4-4-2):||Boruc, Daniels, Cook, Bennett, Francis, O’Kane, Pugh, Surman, Ritchie, Tomlin, Murray.|
|Subs||Federici, Arter, MacDonald, Kermorgant, Distin, King, Gosling.|
|Injured:||Gradel, Mings, Wilson, Elphick|
|Fernandinho this season|
|Games||Minutes||Goals||Shots per game||Assists||MotM||Yellows||Reds|
|Charlie Daniels this season|
|Games||Minutes||Tackles per game||Interceptions per game||Clearances per game||MotM||Yellows||Reds|
So far this season
|Manchester City this season||Bournemouth this season|
|3 (3)||(at home) Wins (away)||1 (1)|
|6-1 vs. Newcastle||Biggest win||2-0 vs. Sunderland|
|0 (0)||(at home) Draws (away)||2 (0)|
|1 (1)||(at home) Losses (away)||1 (3)|
|1-4 to Tottenham||Biggest Defeat||1-3 to Norwich|
|Aguero (6)||Top scorer||Wilson (5)|
|Silva (6)||Assist Leader||Francis (2)|
|Y14, R2||Discipline||Y16, R0|
|0||Failures to score||2|
|3||Both Teams to Score Games||5|
|5||Over 2.5 Games||3|
|3||Under 2.5 Games||5|
- Both teams have met on two occasions. In the season of 1998/1999 when City and Bournemouth participated in League One, The Citizens won 2-1 at home; and then finished with an away draw 0-0.
- Bournemouth have lost 3 of their 4 away matches this season. The only away win for The Cherries’ was against West Ham, 4-3.
- The Citizens have won 6 of their 8 matches in The Premier League so far, so Manuel Pellegrini can be happy with the team’s recent form.
- Manchester City has lost only 6 of their last 90 Premiership home matches, the bookies don’t think this match will be their seventh defeat at home.
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goalscorer|
|13/02/99||The League One||Bournemouth 0-0 Manchester City||—|
|08/09/98||The League One||Manchester City 2-1 Bournemouth||—|