Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs AFC Bournemouth


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Manchester City host AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday night in what will be their first match post the good news. City’s two year UEFA competition ban has been overturned, just as manager Pep Guardiola was confident it would be.

Now City can play next month in the UCL with a more relaxed attitude, feeling free and not uptight about having to win it all this year. But that’s in August, up next is a visit from AFC Bournemouth, who are fighting to avoid the drop this year back into the Championship.

In looking at what Guardiola might decide to do with side, we’re guessing that some squad rotation will be in order; especially so with the FA Cup semifinal against Arsenal coming up on the weekend.

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Raheem Sterling has been on fire lately, and we think he’ll be given this night off.

Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs AFC Bournemouth:
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Fernandinho, D.Silva; B. Silva, Jesus, Foden

AFC Bournemouth at Manchester City FYIs

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Kickoff: Wed July 15, 6 BST, City of Manchester Stadium

Position, Records: Manchester City 2nd 23-3-9, 72 pts   AFC Bournemouth 18th 8-7-20, 31 pts

Form Guide: Manchester City WWLWW   AFC Bournemouth WDLLL

Referee: Lee Mason

Prediction: Manchester City 4, AFC Bournemouth 0

You’ve seen what City have been doing lately to lower table sides. No reason to think they won’t continue that trend in this clash.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News NowBanks, the author of “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly contributes to WGN TVSports IllustratedChicago Now and SB Nation.

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