City to score lots of goals

Last updated: October 15, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: WWLWL
Away form: DLWWL
Last season:
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.

Team News

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 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 Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) : “There is no blame attached to Artur, he has been excellent since he came here.”

Expected line-ups:

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.
Injured: Delph.
Not available:
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
Not available:

Key Battle

fernandinho Fernandinho this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
8 699 2 0,9 1 2 4 0
charlie daniels Charlie Daniels this season
Games Minutes Tackles per game Interceptions per game Clearances per game MotM Yellows Reds
7 586 2,4 1 1,4 1 0 0

So far this season

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Manchester City this season Bournemouth this season
1 League Position 15
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
5 Clean Sheets 1
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