What is Bournemouth and Man City's form ahead of this match?
Bournemouth kicked off the competition with a somewhat disappointing draw against the recently promoted Sheffield United. Fortunately for Howe's men, they had a better performance against Aston Villa and ended up bagging three points thanks to their 2-1 win.
Manchester City was off to a great start, as they walked past West Ham with an emphatic 5-0 win. Unfortunately for Pep's men, their game against Tottenham ended in a 2-2 draw, leaving them in third place with four points to their name.
Bournemouth vs Man City - Who's in and who's out?
Coach Eddie Howe is currently facing an injury crisis, as he will have to prepare this clash without seven players. David Brooks, Dan Gosling, Lewis Cook, Simon Francis, Lloyd Kelly, Junior Stanislas and Arnaut Danjuma have all been ruled out, meaning that Howe will have to come up with a new plan to face the current EPL champions.
Pep Guardiola will also have cause for concern, but not as deep as Bournemouth's. Three players have been ruled out by the Citizens' medical staff, including Benjamin Mendy and Leroy Sané. The latest addition to the Citizens' "hospital" is John Stones, who needs time off to recover from a muscular complaint.
Bournemouth vs Man City - Head-to-head stats
Manchester City has a six-game winning streak against Bournemouth.
Bournemouth has only been able to score one goal in their last three home games against Manchester City.
Manchester City has outscored Bournemouth 16-2 in their last six meetings.
The last game between these teams concluded with a one-nil win for Pep Guardiola's men.
Bournemouth has never won a single game against Manchester City. Since their first meeting in 1987, the Cherries have only drawn two games against the Citizens, both of them when these teams played in the League Division 2.
Bournemouth vs Man City - Pre-match talk
Bournemouth's boss Eddie Howe spoke on Friday about his opponents and highlighted the antics of one man in particular: Raheem Sterling. Even if the Englishman was the object of Howe's praise, the boss admitted that holding back Manchester City will not only be a matter of stopping the top scorer in the Premier League with four goals in two games.
EH: "Raheem Sterling has done well against us in recent seasons, he's an outstanding talent.— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) August 23, 2019
"You look through their team and they've got so much quality so we'll have plenty of players to keep quiet."#BOUMCI // #afcb pic.twitter.com/cfRlQWW2bi
On the other hand, Manchester City's boss kept the analysis inside the team, and looked into David Silva's contribution to the club and how he will be crucial to achieve their goals in the ongoing season, which will be his last as a Citizen.
PEP I admire (@21LVA) a lot. Almost ten seasons here, doing that, incredible. Big congrats. All city fans support him - a privilege for what he has done in this club The last season, he can help us. Play the way we want to play and try and make him happy.— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 23, 2019
Broadcast info: Bournemouth vs Man City
In the U.K.: BBC Radio Manchester, Sky Sports Premier League, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports Main Event, SKY GO Extra.
In the U.S.: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBC Sports App, NBCSports.com, NBCSN.
In Canada: DAZN.
In Australia: Optus Sport.
In France: RMC Sport en direct, Canal+ Sport, RMC Sport 1.
In Germany: Sky Sport 1 HD, Sky Go, Sky Sport UHD.
In Spain: DAZN Spain.
AFC Bournemouth vs Manchester City Broadcast Information
Stadium: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth, Dorset)
France: Canal+ Sport, RMC Sport 1, RMC Sport en direct
Germany: Sky Sport UHD, Sky Sport 1 HD, Sky Go
Indonesia: Mola TV, TVRI
Malaysia: Astro Go, Astro SuperSport 3
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport 14, Ziggo Sport Select
Nigeria: Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 3 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV1
Spain: DAZN Spain
Turkey: S Sport+, S Sport, Digiturk Play, Idman TV
United Kingdom: Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Go UK, Sky Sports Main Event, NOW TV, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio 5 Live, SKY GO Extra
United States: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBCSN, fuboTV, NBC Sports App, NBCSports.com