Bournemouth – Man City Preview

AFC Bournemouth hosts Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium in a fixture from the 26th round of the Premier League. The current champion will try to keep up with the leader Liverpool or even top the league. Let’s see what we can tell you in these best free football tips for today.

 

Let’s start with the visitors here. Manchester City lost two points against Chelsea at home, but a few days later Pep Guardiola’s team achieved difficult, but very important 1-0 win against Brentford at the Etihad.

 

It was a tougher game than expected for City, but they managed to get the three points. Erling Haaland scored the only goal in the game in the middle of the second half. The Norwegian striker now has 17 goals scored since the beginning of the season. He’s the Premier League’s top scorer with two goals ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Haaland made some big misses against Chelsea last weekend, but now he became the hero for City once again. Julian Alvarez provided the assist and Haaland put the ball in the net.

 

Just as always, Guardiola would be making some rotations in the line-up against the Cherries. Players like John Stones and Oscar Bobb started against Brentford, but now Jeremy Doku and Kevin De Bruyne could return in the starting eleven. Doku appeared as as a substitute in the last game while De Bruyne was rested. Nathan Ake could be starting in the line-up as well.

 

Man City will need a better performance against Bournemouth as the team didn’t play well enough against Brentford, despite winning. The good news for City is that Bournemouth are in a bad shape at the moment. They were impressing the fans recently, but in their last five matches they have three draws and two losses – no wins.

 

The appearance of Kevin De Bruyne will be crucial for City at the Vitality Stadium. The rest he got against Brentford would be beneficial for him so he should be at the top of his game on Saturday. De Bruyne’s creativity and assists could lead Manchester City to the win against Andoni Iraola’s team. Bernardo Silva is the player who will help him mostly in eliminating Bournemouth’s defense as the Portuguese international knows how to get between lines and even score some goals.

 

Jack Grealish and Josko Gvardiol remain injured in Manchester City’s squad. Both players are not available to face the Cherries on Saturday.

 

As we said, Bournemouth are not at the top of their game at the moment – no wins in their last five matches. For the last time Iraola’s team won against Fulham in December 23 – it’s now two months without winning in the league.

 

In their last match Bournemouth faced Newcastle United at the St. James’ Park, and got a point after a 2-2 draw. Newcastle got ahead twice in the scoreline, but the Cherries managed to equalised thanks to the goals of Dominic Solanke and Antoine Semenyo. Solanke made an assist as well so it was a really good game for him. Solanke now has 14 league goals and he’s having the best Premier League season in his career so far.

 

Andoni Iraola has some problems regarding missing players in Bournemouth’s squad. Romain Faivre, Max Aarons, Ryan Fredericks, Tyler Adams and James Hill are all injured and not available.

 

That’s the best free football tips for today for the Premier League clash between AFC Bournemouth and Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium. The Cityzens are chasing the leader so winning is a must for them here. At the same time Bournemouth’s shaky form is not making the fans optimists for what’s about to happen.