Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Manchester City continue to impress in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign. The Citizens outclassed star-studded Tottenham Hotspur at their Etihad Stadium on Matchday 18, with the team cementing top position in the standings. Pep Guardiola’s men are high on confidence ahead of Saturday’s football match against Bournemouth and they are on the right track to regain the domestic trophy. However, upcoming festive fixtures are of big importance for the league leaders and they should stick to their attacking style of play against the Cherries. Eddie Howe’s men experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Liverpool and they are likely to suffer yet another heavy defeat this weekend. Man City are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict Pep Guardiola’s troops are going to extend their winning run to seventeen games in the English top flight.
Highlighted Player (David Silva):
David Silva is a product of Valencia’s youth system. Born on 8 January, 1986, the highly rated footballer made his debut in the 2004/2005 campaign and went on to score a total of 21 goals for the Estadio de Mestalla outfit. In 2010, the Spanish midfielder signed a deal with Premier League side Manchester City and he has already won two domestic championships with the free-spending club. In the 2015/2016 season David Silva and Co. faced Real Madrid in the Champions League semis, but the Spanish giants proved to be a big catch for the Citizens in the two-legged tie. Silva plays as an attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as winger or a second striker as well. He is well known for his possession-retaining qualities and, as a result, he got the nicknames “Merlin” and “El Mago”. David Silva won the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy with Spain, while winning Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 with La Roja as well.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever.
Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469.
The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history.
Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.