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Bournemouth vs Manchester City predicted XIs: Confirmed team news and probable lineups

By Squawka News

Published: 10:56, 24 February 2024

Manchester City will be looking to close the gap on Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table to just a point this weekend, with the Reds contesting the EFL Cup final against Chelsea on Sunday.

The Citizens take on a Bournemouth side that have been in decent form but will need to turn some of their draws into wins if they are to secure a top-half finish.

Easier games are on the horizon for the Cherries so they may well see this clash as a free hit against one of the best teams in world football.

Man City, meanwhile, are hitting the form we usually expect of them in the second half of the season, with 14 wins and two draws in their last 16 games across all competitions.

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Bournemouth vs Manchester City team news

Ryan Fredericks, James Hill, Phillip Billing, Tyler Adams and Max Aarons are all injury absentees for Bournemouth, while Romain Faivre is a doubt as he recovers from illness.

Josko Gvardiol and Jack Grealish are the only two players that Manchester City will be without for this matchup, while Kevin De Bruyne faces a late fitness test after being rested for the Citizens’ midweek game against Brentford with a hamstring issue.

Bournemouth vs Manchester City predicted line-ups

Bournemouth (4-2-3-1): Neto; Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly; Christie, Cook; Semenyo, Kluivert, Sinisterra; Solanke.

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji, Ake; Rodri, De Bruyne; Foden, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland.