The last match of the round number 25 in the first League Championship English will take place Monday evening when Bournemouth will play at home in the company of Manchester City, a match where the guests are favorites, although likely not be a burden easy. Before reading my pick for this game, here are some of the most relevant data and statistical issues related to the general situation of the two bands in order to duel on Vitality Stadium.
The beginning of the year proved extremely modest for Eddie Howe’s team, which failed to achieve any success in the five championship matches played in 2017.
The home had only taken two points from the last four matches of the Premier League thanks to equal results recorded with Arsenal and Watford, being beaten by Southampton, Crystal Palace respectively.
The hosts will have to do without defender Charlie Daniels and striker Callum Wilson are both unavailable due to medical problems.
The team coached by Pep Guardiola has reached ten points behind leaders Chelsea before this stage, so that any misstep could compromise the hopes regarding the fight for the title.
The movement gained only three points in the latest three rounds of the championship, at the end of the success recorded with West Ham, 4-0, having previously beaten both Liverpool and Everton.
The midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will be the only notable absence from camp guests regarding the situation of players unavailable.
Direct meetings between Bournemouth and Manchester City
Only five games were played so far between the two teams, Manchester City managed to win four games, unlike in Bournemouth who are still seeking their first success.