Our prediction for this Premier League match:
High-flying Manchester City will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Manchester United when they welcome Bournemouth at their Etihad Stadium. The Citizens have been impressive under Pep Guardiola at the start of the season and they are regarded as hot favourites to pick up all three points from Saturday’s football match. Kun Aguero scored a hat-trick in Wednesday’s Champions League win (4-0) over Borussia M’gladbach, but seeing that he misses the Bournemouth game through suspension, youngster Iheanacho is going to lead the line for the hosts. The Cherries defeated WBA at the weekend, with the team recording their first win of the season, but they face an uphill task in Saturday’s game against Manchester City and we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Bournemouth are on a four-game winless run in the Premier League, speaking of away fixtures.
Highlighted Player (Ilkay Gundogan):
Ilkay Gundogan is a German footballer of Turkish origin who made a name for himself playing for Borussia Dortmund. The skilful midfielder began his professional career at VFL Bochum, but it was at Nurnberg that he was given the opportunity to prove his undoubted potential. He needed just two years to make Germany’s top clubs stand up and take notice and the Millionaires secured his signature for mere €4 million.
That would prove to be a great investment as Gundogan quickly slotted straight into the starting line-up and became a playmaker in the side led by Jurgen Klopp and later Thomas Tuchel. The midfield maestro kept being linked with clubs like Manchester United, Barcelona and Arsenal, but he resisted temptation to leave Borussia Dortmund, winning one Bundesliga trophy with the club and making it to the Champions League final.
Gundogan unfortunately missed the 2014 World Cup finals through injury, but there is still time for the BVB star to make things right and lift a major international trophy with Germany.
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.