Pep Guardiola’s side were dominant against Nottingham Forest last weekend but conceded a late equaliser to drop two points, and also drew with RB Leipzig in midweek having taken the lead.
It means momentum has stalled somewhat since that crucial win over title rivals Arsenal, with the Gunners heading into the weekend with two-point advantage at the top.
That may well be extended by the time City get underway against Bournemouth, with Arsenal in action earlier in the afternoon against Leicester.
Bournemouth have picked up four points from their last two games, results that have lifted them out of the relegation zone.
Where to watch Bournemouth vs Manchester City
TV channel: The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR. Coverage gets underway at 5pm GMT, ahead of a 5:30pm kick-off.
Live stream: The Sky Go app will allow subscribers to watch on a live stream online across mobile devices, laptops, games consoles, tablets and more.