Bournemouth head coach Eddie Howe has warned his side that they are not clear of the relegation battle, despite being nine points clear of the drop zone.
The Cherries have picked up just one point from their last four games and shipped 11 goals in that run, which followed a superb 4-0 home win over Chelsea just over a month ago.
And it is the rate of concession of goals, as well as the results themselves, which has Howe concerned ahead of the visit from reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
He told reporters: "The goals against column is obviously something we're concerned about. We have a problem with our consistency right now.
"We're not safe and things can change very quickly in football. We know the teams above us are still within touching distance, as are the teams below us."
Meanwhile, Howe is set to make late decisions about whether Callum Wilson and David Brooks will feature against the Citizens on Saturday, but has definitely ruled both Dominic Solanke and Junior Stanislas out of the game.
He added: "Callum is getting closer, so we'll make a late call on him. Injury-wise he's fine, it's just building up his fitness.
"He (Brooks) is fit to be involved. The injury itself is fine, so we need to make a call as to whether he can function in the way that he wants to."
Bournemouth can be backed at 13/2 to earn a draw against City, who are 15/2 to win the game by a 2-0 scoreline, meanwhile the Cherries are 200/1 to be relegated come the end of the season.
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