Manchester City vs Bournemouth preview: Guardiola has virtually fully fit squad to select from

By Ric Turner, Fri 03 November 2023 15:13

Manchester City vs Bournemouth preview: Guardiola has virtually fully fit squad to select fromKevin De Bruyne is the only absentee for visit of Cherries

Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 3.00pm, Saturday 3rd November 2023

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Craig Pawson Assistants: M Perry, S Meredith Fourth Official: A Backhouse VAR: S Hooper

Odds: City 1/11, Draw 10/1, Bournemouth 25/1

Tickets: Available via

TV: Match of the Day

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Ortega, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Gvardiol, Akanji, Lewis, Phillips, Kovacic, Grealish, Rordi, Silva, Gomez, Nunes, Foden, Bobb, Haaland, Doku, Alvarez

Injured: De Bruyne

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWLW


Manager: Andoni Iraola

Squad (from): Radu, Travers, Kerkez, Kelly, Mepham, Smith, Senesi, Zabarnyi, Aarons, Brooks, Rothwell, Christie, Scott, Tavernier, Traore, Kilkenny, Billing, Solanke, Ouattara, Sinisterra, Kluivert, Moore, Semenyo

Injured: Adams, Fredericks, Emiliano, Neto, Randolph

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Cook

Form guide: LWLLL

City have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the visit of Bournemouth on Saturday. Kevin De Bruyne is the only absentee as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

The visitors won their first game of the season against Burnley last weekend, and Pep Guardiola expects a difficult game againt Andoni Iraola's team.

"After the first win they are confident. They competed well against Liverpool," he said at Friday's press conference.

"Andoni is incredibly well respected in Spain and did a great job at Rayo Vallecano.

"They have good spirit and they do not sit back. Result gives confidence."

City won their last home game against Bournemouth, with goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and an own goal. Overall City have won 17 of the 19 games played against the Cherries, with 2 draws and no defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Gvardiol, Rodri, Bernardo, Grealish, Foden, Alvarez, Haaland

Score prediction: City 4 Bournemouth 0