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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has signed his new star after Erling Haaland scored twice against West Ham on his debut last Sunday.

team news

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has ruled out Aymeric Laporte, who is recovering from knee surgery.

New signing Calvin Phillips is unwell and Cole Palmer is suspect due to leg problems.

Bournemouth new signings Marcos Senesi and Neto could be involved following last week’s additions.

Ryan Fredericks and Joe Rothwell are still injured and will have to wait for their debut.

Chris Sutton Predictions

Erling Haaland is going to lick her lips before this one. If Manchester City score the first goal, Bournemouth will be in trouble.

I think Cherries will try to limit the damage if he falls behind, but I don’t know if that will work.

Bournemouth are the tallest team in the Premier League. And they’re probably going to take the biggest hit this weekend.

predict: 5-0

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Erling Haaland of Manchester City

match facts

face to face

  • Manchester City’s record of 10 wins in 10 matches against Bournemouth is the best 100% winning percentage in Premier League history.
  • Bournemouth have not won all 16 league games against Manchester City (D2, L14). It is the record for the most times in English league history that one team has not won against the other, alongside Halifax Town vs. Cardiff City and Wrexham vs. Crystal Palace.
  • The Cherries have only led eight minutes in total in 16 league games when Charlie Daniels briefly took the lead in August 2017.

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  • Manchester City have only lost their home league opener once in the last 22 seasons, losing 5-2 to Leicester in 2020/21. In his last four games at home to his league opener, he has scored 23 goals at an average of 5.8 per game.
  • City have scored at least two goals in each of their last ten Premier League games. They are responsible for four of the 13 such runs the team has had.
  • For Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland scored nine goals in five home Bundesliga games against promoted opponents, averaging one goal every 41 minutes.
  • Guardiola has lost just three of his 73 Premier League games against the English manager in charge of Manchester City.


  • Bournemouth seek to become just the fourth promoted side to win the first two games of a Premier League season, emulating Bolton (2001-02), Hull (2016-17) and Huddersfield (2017-18). I’m here.
  • Two of their five Premier League away games have been against the reigning champions, but both of their losses in such matches have been against Manchester City.
  • Scott Parker could become the first manager ever to beat the reigning champions at two different promoted clubs as he beat Fulham against Liverpool in 2020-21.
  • However, he has lost all four managerial meetings with Manchester City in all competitions held at Fulham between 2019 and 2021.

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