City will rise to the summit with another win this afternoon as they look to make it three on the bounce as another international break looms, after which they face the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham.
Bournemouth have only picked up one point on the road this season and the pressure is rising on coach Andoni Iraola, although this is largely a free hit given that the Cherries have never previously beaten the defending champions.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man City vs Bournemouth is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off today on Saturday November 4, 2023.
The match will take place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Where to watch Man City vs Bournemouth
TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the game will not be broadcast live due to the Saturday 3pm blackout legislated across the sport.
However, highlights are available on Match of the Day, which starts at 10:20pm on BBC One.
Man City vs Bournemouth team news
After a week off having been knocked out of the Carabao Cup, Pep Guardiola has a refreshed set of players to pick from and may not see the need to rotate ahead of the Champions League visit of Young Boys.
The Cherries put out a fairly full-strength team for the cup defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night, but they will once again be without the suspended Lewis Cook here.
Man City vs Bournemouth prediction
With the history and form these two teams possess going into this fixture, it is hard to imagine a more nailed-on certainty of a result.
Man City to win, 4-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The Cherries have never beaten City, losing every meeting since 1999.
Man City wins: 17
Bournemouth wins: 0
Man City vs Bournemouth match odds
Man City to win: 1/12
Bournemouth to win: 25/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).