There has to be a slight concern in the Bournemouth camp, because while there is no disaster in losing your opening two games the convincing manner in which they have been defeated will be a worry.
Thoroughly outgunned in any data metric you like to use – but particularly in shots at goal, and the Cherries are yet to find the net in 2017/18.
It might be worth taking a look at Manchester City to win this one to nil, then. That’s a bold statement in itself given they have John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi as 66% of their backline, but Pep Guardiola’s switch to a back three means that pair’s antics will be less damaging now that there is additional cover courtesy of Vincent Kompany.
There is no doubting City’s class going forward, and they should win this one at a canter. Can they keep a clean sheet? Their stats so far suggest they’ve a chance.
Manchester City to Win to Nil (11/8 with William Hill)