AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City preview: no new injuries for Guardiola

By Ric Turner, Fri 10 February 2017 15:15


AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City preview: no new injuries for GuardiolaManager 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

Bournemouth

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

Injured: Wilson

Doubtful: Francis, Smith, Daniels

Suspended: None

Form guide: LLDLLD

Manchester City

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

Injured: Gundogan

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

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

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