May 24, 2024

Manchester City will take on Bournemouth at the Etihad on Saturday, August 13 in Week 2 of the EPL. It is obvious that the citizens will please their fans with a resultant victory.


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In the last round of the 2021-22 season, the Citizens beat Liverpool for the Premier League title. The Bianconeri have won the league in three of the last four seasons and have no intention of stopping, having strengthened their ranks significantly in the summer. The club strengthened Erling Haaland, Calvin Phillips and Julian Alvarez in the transfer market, but also let Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho go.

Josep Guardiola’s side had a poor showing in the Super Cup, losing 3-1 to Liverpool. In contrast, City made a good start to the domestic league last week, beating a tough West Ham side in London thanks to Holland’s double. Only centre-back Emeric Laporte is sidelined.



The visitors finished second in the Championships in May with 88 points and a six-point lead over the relegation zone. The Cherries have conceded the least in the league (39 goals) and scored 74. The visitors are undefeated in their last nine meetings. Last weekend, the newcomer to the EPL did not lose: at the Vilati, Bournemouth beat Aston Villa 2-0 thanks to the goals of Lerma and Moore. However, the opponents took twice as many shots on goal and squandered many chances.

The Red and White were bolstered on the transfer market by goalkeeper Neto, defender Marcos Senesi and midfielder Ryan Fredericks. Of the losses, only midfielder Todd Cantwell returned from a loan at Norwich. The club’s sickbay includes midfielders David Brooks and Joe Rotwell.


The last time these teams met each other was in September 2020 in the League Cup 1/16, and then City won 2-1. “Bournemouth has not been able to score points against the Citizens in the last 11 games.
Manchester City have made some lineup changes this summer, and the hosts need to start their Premier League campaign with immediate success. Erling Holland already marked a double a week ago and is not going to stop there. The visitors, despite their unbeaten streak, will arrive at the Etihad as clear outsiders. It is unlikely that the newcomer to the league will be able to stop the Guardiola machine. I predict an individual total of more than 2.5 goals for the hosts.

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