Manchester City vs Bournemouth match preview | English Premier League

Raheem Sterling, SIlva, Aguero
Raheem Sterling, SIlva, Aguero of Manchester City

Table toppers Manchester City welcome Bournemouth (eighth) to the Etihad with the visitors desperate to cling onto their position in the top-half following three defeats in a row.

Raheem Sterling

Overall it’s 12 City wins in their last 14 matches (W12, D2 – in all competitions), and goals continue to pour in – a combined 44 for City during that run (3.14 average per game).

Having secured Champions League progression midweek, they can now focus solely on domestic duties.

The hosts have scored over three goals per PL match on average (3.07), whilst conceding just 0.38 (average).

At home, City have won all seven league matches so far with a combined aggregate score of 27-4.

Bournemouth appear to have a penchant for a 2-1 scoreline, with their last four matches (in all competitions), ending with that result.

Unfortunately for the visitors, the three most recent have all been PL defeats.

Trying to stop that losing run will not be easy here, especially as the ‘Cherries’ have lost all six PL meetings with City since their promotion in 2015.

At the Etihad, Bournemouth have conceded 4.3 goals on average from three visits, losing each match with a margin of four goals.

Players to watch: Raheem Sterling (City) has seven PL goals and six assists to his name so far, whilst Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, is not shy in front of goal himself, and has bagged six league goals and four assists.

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