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Defeat the Cherries and Pep Guardiola's men will have already beaten 18 of the 19 other top flight sides this season. It would be a staggering feat and one that will only add to the belief that the title is already wrapped up.
Guardiola may opt to rotate his side ahead of the busy festive period, but no matter which team is put out, City should prove too strong for Eddie Howe's side.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Man City side it believes will start the game.
Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.
And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.
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