Manchester City welcome Bournemouth to the Etihad Stadium hoping to extend their unbeaten Premier League streak against this opponent. Surprisingly, City do not lead the table and they trail leaders Tottenham by two points.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth H2H Record
The Manchester City vs Bournemouth stats reveal an encounter which has been dominated by the team from Manchester.
- Manchester City Wins: 16
- Draws: 1
- Bournemouth Wins: 0
Bournemouth are still searching for the first win against Manchester City and the closest that the team has come to expect three points against this opponent was a stalemate. A majority of the recent City victories have been by a huge margin.
Last time out…
The Manchester City vs Bournemouth recent H2Hs will reveal that the recent encounter between the two teams finished as a 4-1 victory for City. Erling Haaland, Phil Foden, and Julian Alvarez were able to get on the scoresheet for City while an own goal from Chris Mepham completed the rout. A late goal from Jefferson Lerma was able to provide some consolation for the Cherries.
Manchester City vs Bournemouth H2H: Potential MVP
Erling Haaland remains the key player in the Manchester City team by a huge margin. Erling Haaland, on his own, has been able to get more goals (11) in the league than the entire Bournemouth (8) outfit after the first 10 matches. Apart from carrying this incredible statistic, the 23-year-old has been shouldering the goal-scoring burden by a sizeable number.
After failing to score in his first game against the Cherries, Halland did manage to get his goals against Bournemouth in a 4-1 success. Haaland has come up with five goals in his last three games for City. This is a tremendous run of games, as the last time City had scored in the Premier League was in September. Since then, Haaland has been unable to find the incredible scoring touch until now.
Manchester City: Players in focus
Erling Haaland sparkling in goals
Erling Haaland might have missed out on the Ballon d’Or award but he is the best forward in Europe by a significant margin. The Norwegian has 11 goals from 10 league appearances. He is looking to score in a fourth consecutive game for City.
Jack Grealish adding zing to the game
Jack Grealish might be waiting for his first league goal of the season, but the 28-year-old has come up with some strong performances in the last two matches. Grealish might just grab the first-team spot as a result.
Rodri providing the major support system
Rodri remains an integral part of the Manchester City set-up. Pep Guardiola’s teams are set up in such a way that the protection offered by Rodri allows them to go forward in big numbers. Especially in the last two games against Young Boys and Manchester United, Rodri’s performances have been outstanding.
Bournemouth: Players in focus
Dominic Solanke being the key source of goals
Dominic Solanke is the key source of goals for Bournemouth. The former Chelsea youngster has managed four goals in 10 league appearances this season. Despite not scoring in his last two appearances, he remains in good shape.
Philip Billing flying high on form
Philip Billing has played extremely well since the last international break. The 27-year-old Danish midfielder has come up with a goal and an assist in his last three matches. There will be plenty of expectation on Billing to push higher in counter-attacking situations.
Marcus Tavernier adding inconsistency in the midfield
Marcus Tavernier has been a big source of consistency in the midfield. Apart from a handful of appearances while he has failed to deliver, the 24-year-old has been a dependable player whenever picked in the first team.
Manchester City are expected to continue their dominance over Bournemouth given the struggles faced by the Cherries in the last few weeks. Bournemouth have lost four of their recent five matches and manager Andoni Iraola is keen to get himself into the record books by leading Bournemouth to a victory over Manchester City. However, City will benefit from the immensely high confidence levels and the poor defensive play of the opposition.