Competition/Round: 2019/20 English Premier League – Matchday 3
Venue: Dean Court, Bournemouth, England, UK
Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Simon Long
Fourth Official: Simon Hooper
VAR: Kevin Friend
Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes
TV Info: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); NBCSN (USA)
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Radio: BBC Radio Manchester (UK); TalkSport Radio World (USA)
English Premier League Matchday 3 of the 2019/20 season will see AFC Bournemouth host Manchester City on Sunday. The Cherries and the Sky Blues are level on points going into this match as both earned four points from a possible six from their opening two fixtures.
AFC Bournemouth are without the injured Arnaut Danjuma, Daniel Gosling, David Brooks, Junior Stanislas, Lewis Cook, Lloyd Kelly and Simon Francis.
Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy, John Stones, Leroy Sané and Scott Carson are inured and will not feature in this match.
Ramsdale; Smith, S. Cook, Aké, Daniels; Solanke, Surman, Lerma, Fraser; King; C. Wilson
Manager: Eddie Howe
Bravo; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, D. Silva; B. Silva, Agüero, Sterling
Manager: Pep Guardiola
AFC Bournemouth have struggled in their previous EPL meetings against Manchester City, where the Cherries lost all eight of their encounters. During these eight fixtures they were vastly outplayed by City as the Cherries only scored three goals in eight games. In contrast, City scored 25 goals. Finally, Bournemouth did not register a single shot on goal in their last meeting. In short, things do not look good for the Cherries, but stranger things have happened.
Meanwhile, Manchester City will have to overcome last weekend’s result against Tottenham Hotspur. The Sky Blues vastly outplayed their opponent but were unable to record a victory. City will have to put this match behind them, however, as loathing for missed chances will not help them earn a victory in this upcoming fixture. City will have to keep a level head, and should they produce the same level of football that they did against West Ham, this game on Matchday 3 could easily turn into another routine victory for the Sky Blues.
Bournemouth have the talent and skill to trouble City. If the visitors are not careful, this could be another match where they could potentially drop points. Given last week’s display, however, City will do everything in their power to ensure they record a victory on Sunday.
AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester City