Manager has an almost fully fit squad to select from for trip to Dean Court
AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 8.00pm, Monday 13th February 2017
Venue: Dean Court, Bournemouth
Referee: Neil Swarbrick Assistants: S Ledger, M Wilkes Fourth Official: A Marriner
Odds: Bournemouth 13/2, Draw 4/1, City 1/2
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: Eddie Howe
Squad (from): Federici, Boruc, Allsop, Cargill, Cook, Daniels, Francis, Mings, A Smith, B Smith, Arter, Cook, Fraser, Gosling, Ibe, Pugh, Stanislas, Surman, Wilshere, Afobe, King, Mousset
Doubtful: Francis, Smith, Daniels
Form guide: LLDLLD
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Bravo, Caballero, Gunn, Adarabioyo, Clichy, Kolarov, Kompany, Otamendi, Sagna, Stones, Zabaleta, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Fernando, Garcia, Navas, Nolito, Sane, Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Iheanacho, Jesus
Form guide: WWWDLW
City have no new injury worries ahead of the trip to Dean Court, meaning that Ilkay Gundogan is the only absentee with a long term knee problem.
“Everyone is fit,” Pep Guardiola confirmed at Friday's press conference. “They are training amazing. I am so happy to be here with these players. The only regret is I have players in the stand who cannot play.
“When I see the first half against Swansea it is what I want. We monopolised the ball - we did not create too many chances because it is so difficult.
"Since Tottenham at home, West Ham and Crystal Palace, I think we are more stable, we control more.
"But every game is completely different. Bournemouth is a tough, tough team. I admire my colleague and think it will be a tough game.
“Bournemouth start really well. Last few years, it’s outstanding what they have done. They are so aggressive. They are an honest team. They want to do something. They are fast guys to use the counter attack.
“I know what happened against Liverpool, Arsenal - big teams - it will be a tough game, I have no doubts about that.”
City's last away game at Dean Court ended in a 4-0 victory, with Fernando, Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Aleksandar Kolarov on the scoresheet for City. Overall City have won 7 of the 9 games played against Bournemouth, with 2 draws and 0 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Caballero, Sagna, Otamendi, Kolarov, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Jesus
Score prediction: Bournemouth 1 City 3