Premier League 19/20: Where to Watch Bournemouth vs. Manchester City, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

After taking on two newly-promoted teams in the first two weeks of the season, Bournemouth could be in for a rude awakening when it hosts Manchester City.

The Cherries picked up four points from their first two games, drawing at home to Sheffield United before winning 2-1 away against Aston Villa. It is by all means a return Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe will be happy with, given seven players are out injured.

A lengthy injury list makes the job of stopping City even harder. Only VAR and some uncharacteristically wayward finishing prevented the defending Premier League champions from making it two wins in two games against Tottenham Hotspur last week.

Gabriel Jesus thought he had scored a winner into injury time but celebrations were curtailed when VAR showed the ball had brushed Aymeric Laporte's arm in the lead-up to the goal. Under new handball rules introduced this season, any goal resulting from handball, accidental or otherwise, must be ruled out.

City were again left frustrated by VAR, just four months after the video referee had ruled out the goal that would have seen them qualify for the Champions League semifinal at Spurs' expense.

"We have to accept it," Pep Guardiola said after the 2-2 draw. "It's tough because we scored a goal late on. But ask VAR people, not me."

While the City manager tried his best to sound philosophical, the draw against Spurs left his side already two points adrift of Liverpool. If VAR left Guardiola frustrated, the City manager can console himself with the knowledge his side's performance against Spurs was simply outstanding.

Kevin De Bruyne looked at his mesmerizing best, while Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero were a constant threat.

The trio will again be key to City's chances on Sunday, on what has been a happy hunting ground for the Premier League champions recently. City has won in each the last three trips to Bournemouth and has won the last five Premier League meetings against the Cherries.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Sunday.

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City
Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates with his team after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on August 17 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Shaun Botterill/Getty

When and where is the game?

Bournemouth hosts Manchester City at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, August 26, with kick-off scheduled for 2 p.m. local time (9 a.m. ET).

City has won on its last three trips to the Vitality, with Bournemouth failing to score in two of occasions.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on NBCSN.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via the NBC Sports website, NBC Sports Gold and the NBC Sports app. Live stream for selected games will also be available via fuboTV.

Form

Bournemouth followed up a 1-1 draw against Sheffield United with a 2-1 win away against Aston Villa last week, while City thrashed West Ham 5-0 on the opening weekend and then drew 2-2 at home to Spurs last week.

Team news

Bournemouth has seven players unavailable through injury, including Dan Gosling, Simon Francis, Lewis Cook and David Brooks.

Pep Guardiola will be without long-term absentees Leroy Sane and Benjamin Mendy, while John Stones will be assessed before the game as he continues to recover from a thigh injury.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Manchester City is a 9/50 favorite (-550 in moneyline terms), while the draw is at 13/2 and Bournemouth is a 14/1 outsider.

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