26 August 2017

Bournemouth vs Man City – what time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is the latest team news?

BOURNEMOUTH have had a tough start to the new top-flight campaign, losing their opening two games.

Blues boss Pep Guardiola will be hoping that his side can avenge the dull 1-1 draw with Everton at the Vitality Stadium this weekend.

Guardiola will be hoping that his team can redeem the shaky start to the seasonGuardiola will be hoping that his team can redeem the shaky start to the season
Guardiola will be hoping that his team can redeem the shaky start to the season
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Bournemouth lost 2-0 to Watford at Vicarage Road on the opening day of the season
Bournemouth lost 2-0 to Watford at Vicarage Road on the opening day of the season

When is Bournemouth vs Manchester City?

The Citizens face Eddie Howe’s side on Saturday, August 25.

The match kicks off at 12:30

What TV channel is showing Bournemouth vs Manchester City?

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 11:30.

🤔THE ANALYST: Man City v Bournemouth betting tips🤔

By Danny Higginbotham, The Analyst

I’M CERTAIN Gabriel Jesus will get off the mark against Bournemouth.

He just loves buzzing around Sergio Aguero and the way City set up, he will have loads of space between the channels.

Jesus will be looking to burst through the back line – and luckily for the Brazilian, there are few better men to pick the lock for him than Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva and Bernardo Silva.

ADD TO YOUR BETSLIP: Jesus to score first, 16/5

Team news

Man City new boy Benjamin Mendy has been included in Guardiola’s travelling squad after recovering from a thigh injury.

Kyle Walkers remains out due to suspension.

A return to the first-team is pending for Illkay Gundogan who is recovering from knee ligament damage.

Jermain Defoe could return to the first team line-up for the Cherries on Saturday after featuring for 90 minutes in the midweek meeting with Birmingham in the Carabao Cup.

There are no fresh injury concerns for Howe, but Cherries skipper Simon Francis remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Midfielder Junior Stanislas is out with a groin injury and Callum Wilson’s knee is still keeping him out of action.

Fact me

  • Eddie Howe’s side have lost all four of their Premier League meetings with Man City with a combined scoreline of 1-15.
  • Manchester City are one of only two clubs to have won away at Bournemouth in both 2015-16 and 2016-17 in the Premier League (the other being Chelsea).
  • Bournemouth have faced Manchester City on 10 occasions in league football previously, but haven’t won any of these games (W0 D2 L8).
  • The Cherries have a 0% win ratio against five different clubs in league football (Arsenal, Man City, Spurs, Wimbledon & Kidderminster) & Manchester City are the team that they have faced the most without winning (10 games).
  • Bournemouth have lost both of their opening two Premier League games this season – they haven’t lost their first three league games in a campaign since 1994-95 in the third tier.
  • The Cherries have won just one of their previous nine Premier League matches in the month of August and have picked up just five points from these games (W1 D2 L6).
  • Manchester City have won eight and drawn one of their Premier League matches in the month of August since 2015-16.
  • Manchester City have had a possession figure of at least 55% in all 40 of their Premier League games under Pep Guardiola. Their two games so far this season have seen them post 78.2% (vs Brighton) and 65.3% (vs Everton).
  • Sergio Aguero has scored in seven successive Premier League away appearances – only one player has enjoyed a better run than this in the competition; Robin van Persie with a nine-game run between December 2010 and May 2011.
  • Raheem Sterling has scored five Premier League goals against Bournemouth; more than versus any other club in the competition. This includes his only Premier League hat-trick, netted in October 2015 at the Etihad Stadium.

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