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BOURNEMOUTH VS MAN CITY

Published:Friday | April 1, 2016 | 4:00 AM

BOURNEMOUTH (4-4-2)

BORUC,

SMITH, FRANCIS, COOK, DANIELS,

RITCHIE, ARTER, SURMAN, GRADEL,

KING, AFOBE

AGUERO,

FERNANDO, SILVA, NAVAS,

TOURE, FERNANDINHO,

CLICHY, MANGALA, DEMICHELIS, SAGNA,

HART

MAN CITY (4-4-2)

Manchester City are fourth in the Barclays Premier League, a massive 15 points behind leaders Leicester City and four points adrift of Arsenal, in third.

City have won just one of their last six Premier League games - against bottom club Aston Villa - while taking just four points from a possible 24 on offer.

City lost 1-0 to Manchester United last time out, having drawn 0-0 at Old Trafford; the last time City failed to score in both games of a season against a single Premier League opponent was against Arsenal in 2010-11.

Indeed, Manuel Pellegrini's men have failed to score in three of their past four Premier League games. And Man City have lost 17 of the last 18 Premier League games they have been losing at half-time, drawing the other.

On the road, City have won just five times this season in the league while scoring only 13 goals in their 14 games on the road. Only West Bromwich Albion (11) and Newcastle (seven) have scored fewer away goals.

Overall, City's away games have produced only 27 goals, the joint fewest of any BPL team, equal with Southampton (For 13, Against 14) and WBA (F11, A 16).

And they need to win each of their remaining five away games to equal their number of away wins in each of the previous two seasons.

Bournemouth have risen to 13th after winning three of their last four and are without Tyrone Mings, Junior Stanislas and Callum Wilson while there are tests for Harry Arter and Josh King.

City are without Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling while there are tests for Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph, Joe Hart, Samir Nasri, Yaya Toure and Nicolas Otamendi.