Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth preview: Trio face late fitness tests

By Ric Turner, Fri 30 November 2018 16:10


Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth preview: Trio face late fitness testsGabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan could return after missing midweek game

Manchester City vs AFC Bournemouth

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 3.00pm, Saturday 1st December 2018

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Stuart Atwell Assistants: S Burt, D Eaton Fourth Official: A Taylor

Odds: City 1/9, Draw 10/1, Bournemouth 22/1

Tickets: Available via tickets.mancity.com

TV: Match of the Day (highlights)

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Grimshaw, Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko, Delph, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus

Injured: De Bruyne, Bravo, Mendy

Doubtful: Jesus, Gundogan, B Silva

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWWD

AFC Bournemouth

Manager: Eddie Howe

Squad (from): Boruc, Ramsdale, Begovic, Francis, Cook, Ake, Daiels, Rico, Simpson, Mings, Surman, Pugh, Lerma, Ibe, Cook, Stanislas, Brooks, Fraser, Taylor, Mousset, Wilson, King, Defoe

Injured: A Smith

Doubtful: Gosling

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWLLL

Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan face late fitness tests ahead of the visit of Bournemouth. All three players missed the midweek Champions League draw against Lyon but Pep Guardiola confirmed that they could come back into contention for tomorrow's game.

“I don’t know, we have a training in a few hours and we will assess and see how they are.

“Gabriel doctor says he is much better. Of course, he will play a lot of games.

“Maybe [I will make changes], yeah, because it was a really tough game.

“The Champions League is always there and after this game we have another in three days and everybody deserves to play and will play.”

City's last home game against Bournemouth ended in a 4-0 victory, with Sergio Aguero (2), Raheem Sterling and Danilo netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 10 of the 12 games played against the Cherries, with 2 draws and no defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph, Fernandinho, D Silva, B Silva, Sterling, Sane, Aguero

Score prediction: Manchester City 4 Bournemouth 0

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