Pep Guardiola will be desperate for his side to find their best form after struggling in their last two games, but Manchester City face a Bournemouth side who are fighting for every point available.

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Manchester City caved in to the pressure failing to keep up with Arsenal last weekend and facing a similar scenario when they travel to the south coast to meet Bournemouth.

Pep Guardiola’s men had already seen Arsenal escape Villa Park with all three points last Saturday, just days after City claimed a huge victory in the Gunners’ patch. But City were unable to maintain their top of the table status as they lost two points against Nottingham Forest due to a late equalizer from Chris Wood.

City again head into this weekend with a later kick-off time than Arsenal, who take on Leicester, but will be looking for a better showing against relegation-battlers Bournemouth, although the Cherries have picked up four points in their previous two games.

Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.

When is Bournemouth vs Man City?

The two sides will meet at Vitality Stadium on Saturday, February 25, with kick-off scheduled for the afternoon at 5:30 p.m.

Guardiola would gladly repeat the previous meeting between the teams from the match earlier this season in August. City beat Scott Parker’s then team 4-0.

Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden scored before Jefferson Lerma’s late own goal compounded the rout.

Bournemouth have endured indifferent fortunes ever since, although a crucial win against Wolves last time out knocks them out of the relegation zone and has brought renewed optimism under the management of Gary O’Neill.


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