This game is a home banker if ever there’s been one right?
Well, Manchester City have won all 11 meetings with Bournemouth this century, scoring 32 goals and conceding just six.
In Premier League terms, they’ve won all ten encounters, which is the best 100% record in the history of the competition.
The Citizens once won on the South Coast without the home side mustering a shot on or off target, the only time that’s happened since records began.
So.... yes, this one’s only going one way isn’t it?
Last weekend, the champions looked ominously strong, swatting aside West Ham United 2-0 at the London Stadium.
Erling Braut Håland bagging a brace on his Premier League debut, the first a penalty he himself had won, with the clincher a trademark Håland goal.
Kevin De Bruyne’s inch-perfect pass effortlessly swatted home by the Norwegian striker; this exact goal is going to be scored a lot.
So, will Pep Guardiola’s side make it two wins out of two here?
AFC Bournemouth meanwhile kick off at the Etihad above their hosts, even if only on alphabetical order.
The Cherries made a winning return to the top-flight, beating Aston Villa 2-0 at Dean Court.
Jefferson Lerma lashing home a third minute opener, before Kieffer Moore’s towering header rubber stampped the points.
This was a massive victory for Scott Parker’s side who, after this, face Arsenal and then Liverpool.
Bournemouth have previously shipped four and five at the Etihad, and another heavy scoreline seems likely again.