Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City face newly promoted Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.
Both teams enjoyed a winning start to the new campaign as each recorded 2-0 victories against claret and blue foes in the form of West Ham and Aston Villa respectively last weekend.
Here's everything you need to know about their upcoming head-to-head.
Where are Manchester City vs Bournemouth playing?
- Location: Manchester, England
- Stadium: Etihad Stadium
- Date: Saturday 13 August 2022
- Kick-off Time: 15:00 BST / 10:00 EST / 07:00 PST
- VAR: Peter Bankes
- Referee: David Coote
Where can you watch Manchester City vs Bournemouth in the UK?
Channel: BT Sport Score (Studio Updates Only)
Channel: BBC Final Score (Studio Updates Only)
Broadcast Time: 15:00 (BST)
Where can you watch Manchester City vs Bournemouth in the United States?
Channel: NBC Universo
Streaming Service: NBC Sports
Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 10:00
Broadcast Time PST: 07:00
Where can you watch Manchester City vs Bournemouth in Canada?
Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 10:00
Where can you watch Manchester City vs Bournemouth Highlights?
Channel: Sky Football
Channel: BBC Match of the Day
Stream: Sky Football YouTube channel
H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Manchester City: 5 Wins
Bournemouth: 0 Wins
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Manchester City: WWLWW
Manchester City team news
Aymeric Laporte is the only significant absentee impinging upon Pep Guardiola's selection process at this early stage of the season as the centre-back recovers from knee surgery.
Manchester City predicted lineup vs Bournemouth
Manchester City Starting 11: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Haaland, Foden
Bench: Ortega, Stones, Phillips, Bernardo, Palmer, Grealish, Alvarez, Lewis, Wilson-Esbrand
Bournemouth team news
One of the few summer arrivals Bournemouth have made thus far could be available for selection this weekend as Ryan Fredericks threatens to shake off a calf injury he sustained during preseason.
Fellow new recruit Joe Rothwell is slightly behind Fredericks in his recovery from a thigh problem which has hampered his integration into the squad.
David Brooks isn't expected to be called upon until October at the earliest as Scott Parker tip-toes around his return from a Hodgkin Lymphoma diagnosis in 2021.
Bournemouth predicted lineup vs Manchester City
Bournemouth Starting 11: Travers; Lerma, Mepham, Kelly; Smith, Pearson, Billing, Tavernier, Zemura; Moore, Solanke
Bench: Dennis, Hill, Stacey, Cook, Christie, Stanislas, Dembele, Cook, Marcondes, Anthony
Manchester City vs Bournemouth score prediction
While the rest of the division gawked at an ominous debut from City's summer arrival Erling Haaland, Cherries boss Parker is still banging the drum for more transfers on the south coast, stressing: “We definitely need more players.”
Despite their positive start, it would take an almighty recruitment drive for Bournemouth to assume the status of favourites at the home of the reigning champions. FiveThirtyEight's predictive model gives the visitors just a 3% chance of collecting three points.
Prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Bournemouth