Manchester City have very little room for error the rest of the way as the two-time defending champions try to clinch a treble, starting with their trip to Vitality Stadium to face Bournemouth on Saturday (watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).
STREAM LIVE BOURNEMOUTH vs MANCHESTER CITY
Last weekend’s draw with Nottingham Forest was as shocking as it was painful for Manchester City (52 points – 2nd place), who remain two points behind leaders Arsenal after playing one more game so far. . Bournemouth (21 points – 17th place) sit one point and one place above the relegation zone thanks to a 1-0 win against Wolves on the final day.
Here’s everything you need to know before Bournemouth vs Manchester City.
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How to watch Bournemouth vs Manchester City live, streaming link and start time
Start: 12:30 p.m. ET, Saturday Television: USA Network Online:Broadcast via NBCSports.com
Key stories and star players
Just three days before dropping points against Forest, Manchester City seemed to have once again asserted their dominance over the rest of the Premier League when they dispatched Arsenal, at the Gunners’ home ground, to return to the top of the table on difference. of goals. On Wednesday. But Saturday turned out to be a day of twists and turns, as Arsenal overcame a pair of one-goal deficits to win 4-2 at Aston Villa, and Man City blew a 1-0 lead in the 84th minute. more disappointments in the UEFA Champions League this week (another blown lead and 1-1 draw, away to RB Leipzig on Wednesday) as Kevin De Bruyne missed through illness and Erling Haaland went unmarked for the fifth time in six games (all competitions).
For one thing, nobody has conceded more goals than Bournemouth this season (44 in 23 games). On the other hand, the Cherries have conceded just 28 in 19 games since Scott Parker was sacked following a 9-0 loss to Liverpool (and a 3-0 loss to Arsenal, and a 4-0 loss to Liverpool). Man City, in successive matches). However, problems still linger at the other end of the pitch, where Bournemouth have not scored multiple goals in a game since November 12. In fact, he has only scored three times in eight games since beating Everton 3-0 in the final. game before the World Cup break.
Bournemouth team news, injuries, line-up options
OUT: Lewis Cook (knee), David Brooks (thigh), Lloyd Kelly (calf) | QUESTIONABLE: Marcus Tavernier (thigh), Jefferson Lerma (illness), Jordan Zemura (punch), Junior Stanislas (undisclosed), Illia Zabarnyi (foot)
Manchester City team news, injuries, line-up options
OUT: John Stones (thigh), Benjamin Mendy (suspension – PLUS) | QUESTIONABLE: Kevin De Bruyne (illness), Aymeric Laporte (illness)