Bournemouth will be looking for another win after the 3-0 Championship victory vs Swansea City. In that match, Bournemouth had 48% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Swansea City got 7 shots on goal with 2 on target.
Bournemouth have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games. They have totted up the amount of 10 during that period and have conceded a total of 7.
In that match, Southampton managed 59% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, Brighton & Hove Albion had 8 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target.
Looking at their form, and Southampton have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 12 goals overall. At the back, The Saints just haven’t been too solid at all. Historical results aside, time will tell if that pattern shall continue on here in this match.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 03/12/2017 shows that Bournemouth have won 1 of these games and Southampton 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
A combined total of 17 goals were scored between them in these games, with 8 of them for The Cherries and 9 for The Saints. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The previous league match between the two was Premier League match day 37 on 19/07/2020 when it ended Bournemouth 0-2 Southampton.On that day, Bournemouth had 42% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For their opponents, Southampton had 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target.
Team News: Bournemouth
Bournemouth boss Jonathan Woodgate will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Southampton
S'hampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has to choose a team with limited availability. Theo Walcott (Hamstring Injury), Michael Obafemi (Knock), Sam McQueen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Will Smallbone (Knee Injury) and Ibrahima Diallo (Knock) won’t be making appearances.
Everton won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 1-2 Premier League defeat in their last game at the hands of Burnley.
In that game, Everton had 65% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Burnley got 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
Over their prior six fixtures, Carlo Ancelotti's Everton have managed to score a combined total of 6 times giving them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
Manchester City go into this game following on from a 2-0 Champions League win over Borussia Mönchengladbach in their last fixture.
In that game, Manchester City managed 67% possession and 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Borussia Mönchengladbach got 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Proving their appetite for action-packed encounters, we’ve had goals 22 times in the previous six games in which Manchester City have played, yielding an average of 3.67 goals per meeting. Opposition teams have managed 6 of those goals. That aside, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend will be sustained in this next match or not.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results stretching back to 31/03/2018 reveals that these encounters have not been fruitful for Everton. They have not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever while Manchester City have been the better of the two, winning in 100% of those matches played.
In all, 21 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 5 for The Toffees and 16 being from The Citizens. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Premier League match day 16 on 17/02/2021 which ended up with the score at Everton 1-3 Manchester City.
That time, Everton managed 29% possession and 3 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Manchester City got 15 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target.
Team News: Everton
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Hamstring Injury), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles tendon rupture) and Yerry Mina (Calf Injury) will be missing for Everton gaffer Carlo Ancelotti.
Team News: Manchester City
Due to a mostly healthy group, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to contend with. Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery) won’t be playing here.