The Cherries have dominated possession in both their matches of 2017/18 but are still seeking a first point.
Howe hopes stopping City from playing their own game can lead to a win at Vitality Stadium.
"We’ve dominated possession but not created a great deal in the first two games," Howe says. "This will be different.
"Our last game here [against City, a 2-0 defeat] was the most effective and we were in the game for a long time. We have to build on that."