Manchester City vs Bournemouth
English Premier League
Date: 13 August 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
When Manchester City hosts Bournemouth at the Etihad on Saturday, they will be looking to make it two victories in a row to start the Premier League season.
This weekend marks the start of Gameweek 2 of the 2022–23 Premier League season, with the match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park serving as the opening contest.
After that, Manchester City will play, continuing their title defense against Bournemouth at the Etihad.
A few weeks ago, Liverpool defeated Manchester City in the FA Community Sheild match to start the season.
However, the Citizens looked confident as they defeated West Ham United 2-0 at the London Stadium last Saturday in their Premier League season opening.
Bournemouth, on the other hand, defeated Aston Villa 2-0 to begin the 2022–23 season.
The two goals were scored by Jefferson Lerma and Kieffer Moore, and as a result, the Cherries were able to move up to second place in the Premier League after Gameweek 1.
Scott Parker will be hoping that his team starts out strong so they can stay in the top flight come May.
The previous time Manchester City hosted Bournemouth in the Premier League, they managed a 2-1 victory, with Gabriel Jesus scoring the game-winning goal.
The Hard Tackle examines the encounter in more detail before the most recent meeting between the two parties.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth Head-to-head
- It’s been two years since these two teams last met each other and back then they battled it out in the League Cup.
- Manchester City won the tie 2-1 on the occasion, celebrating their 11th consecutive victory over the Cherries.
- Man City won 12 and drew 1 of the previous 13 meetings with the Cherries who have not left Etihad Stadium unbeaten in any of the previous seven trips.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth Prediction :
After defeating Aston Villa 2-0 in their season-opening match last weekend, Bournemouth will be filled with confidence.
But when they play Manchester City at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon, the Cherries are about to run into a brick wall.
The English champions already appear to be the team to beat in the Premier League after their victory against West Ham United last weekend.
Manchester City displayed fluidity and precision throughout the game. On Saturday, Erling Haaland ought to be back in action after leading Manchester City to a comfortable 2-0 victory with his impressive partnership with Kevin De Bruyne.
Manchester City 3-0 Bournemouth
Manchester City vs Bournemouth Team News :
Aymeric Laporte and Kalvin Phillips won’t be available for Man City on Saturday, and Cole Palmer is questionable with a foot injury but wouldn’t have started anyway.
It would be intriguing to see if Bernardo Silva starts here after refusing to rule out a summer departure from the Etihad. He was notably left out of the starting lineup due to ongoing rumors of a move to Barcelona.
While Sergio Gomez’s transfer from Anderlecht could be official before the weekend, it is unlikely that he will play right away. Riyad Mahrez is also vying to reclaim his spot on the right flank from Phil Foden.
As for Bournemouth, Parker has disqualified Joe Rothwell and Ryan Fredericks from the match against the champs, and the pair still has a few weeks before they can play again.
After being diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin cancer last year and subsequently recovering, David Brooks is still trying to make a comeback, and Parker must decide whether to plunge Neto and Senesi right into the fray in the trickiest domestic match of them all.
Mark Travers would start in goal at the Etihad because Parker might want to ease the pair into Premier League play from the bench.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Grealish
Bournemouth possible starting lineup:
Travers; Smith, Kelly, Mepham, Lerma, Zemura; Tavernier, Pearson, Billing, Solanke; Moore