Bournemouth v Manchester City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 1st April 2016 12:30

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In-form Bournemouth may fancy their chances at Dean Court on Saturday against a Manchester City side struggling to score on the road.

Team news

Bournemouth have doubts over Joshua King and Harry Arter due to hamstring and Achilles problems respectively, while Tyrone Mings is now not expected to play again this season having suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee injury. Callum Wilson is back in training but won’t feature.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart could miss out again with the calf injury that kept him out of England’s friendlies against Germany and Holland.

Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling are definitely still sidelined, but Kevin De Bruyne and Samir Nasri could feature after returning to full training.

Opta stats

  • Bournemouth and Manchester City have played seven times in the league, with the Citizens winning five and losing none.
  • Bournemouth have failed to score in all three previous competitive games in which they’ve hosted Manchester City.
  • City have scored just six goals in their last 10 Premier League away games.
  • Manuel Pellegrini’s side have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League matches. The last time they failed to score in three Premier League games in a row was March 2008.
  • Glenn Murray has scored in both of his last two Premier League games against Man City.
  • The Cherries’ goal came from their only shot on target when they lost 5-1 to City back in October.
  • Bournemouth have netted more goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches than any other team (8).
  • City have scored 11 goals from outside the penalty area this season, more than any other Premier League side.
  • Benik Afobe has scored four goals from just five shots on target in the Premier League.
  • Only Leicester (37) and Spurs (36) have earned more points than Bournemouth (28) since December 1.


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