Newcastle United travels to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in the Premier League on the 8th Sunday. On Matchday 36, Manchester City will face Newcastle United at their Etihad Stadium to maintain their lead in the table. Manchester City thrashed Leeds United 4-0 and is widely considered the overwhelming favorite to overcome the Magpies.
Newcastle United came up short against Liverpool in their most recent league match. We do not feel that the Magpies will be able to capture a significant scalp in the blue half of Manchester in the season finale.
Manchester City vs. Newcastle United Recent Form
Manchester City is looking to bounce back after a humiliating 3-1 Champions League loss to Real Madrid last time at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. In the encounter, the Citizens enjoyed 55 percent of the ball and made 15 shots on goal, with 10 of them on target. Riyad Mahrez was the lone Manchester City scorer in the 73rd minute.
Real Madrid CF had 14 shots on goal, with 5 on target. Real Madrid’s goals came from Rodrygo in the 90th and 91st minutes) and Karim Benzema’s (95th minute) penalty. Winner: Real Madrid triumphed in extra time.
Newcastle United and its supporters will be hoping for a better outcome this time around after losing to Liverpool in the Premier League last time out. Newcastle United possessed 35 percent of the ball and made four attempts on goal, two of which were on target.
Liverpool recorded 24 attempts on goal, and 10 were on target. Naby Keïta scored the only goal for Liverpool in the 19th minute.
Manchester City vs. Newcastle United Team News
Manchester City might reclaim their second place as they face Newcastle United on Sunday, while Liverpool plays Tottenham on Saturday. That doesn’t affect Pep Guardiola’s intentions since winning the Premier League this season necessitates winning all four remaining games.
Throughout December, Manchester City maintained its position atop the Premier League table. The Cityzens lost two of three league games before November. However, they have won their last three games, scoring 12 goals, indicating that they are becoming stronger by the week.
Manchester City’s second half of this campaign has been superb, as they have lost once in 14 Premier League games since January. Their lone loss came against Tottenham, indicating that two of their three losses have occurred at home this season.
Pep Guardiola is relieved to have no major fitness issues ahead of this match, with an injury-free squad ready to go. Kevin De Bruyne will be returned to the starting line-up, while Kyle Walker & John Stones remain out.
Few anticipated Newcastle United to be riding so high after being in relegation trouble at the end of January. Eddie Howe will be pleased with his Newcastle United team’s place in the Premier League. The Magpies are tenth in the Premier League rankings but might move higher to ninth with a win at the Etihad.
Eddie Howe, the manager of Newcastle United, must make decisions for a group with some fitness problems. As a result, Ryan Fraser, Kieran Trippier, and Callum Wilson are all out with injuries.
Manchester City vs. Newcastle United Pre-Game Facts
Newcastle United has had a bad run of head-to-head matches dating back to 30th November 2019. They haven’t won any of their games, whereas Manchester City has won 83 percent. There were 24 goals in those games, averaging 4 per game.
Every time Manchester City has gone out to play, they have scored a goal in their past six appearances. Since then, they’ve tallied 19 goals and given up a total of 10.
Manchester City’s recent league record against Newcastle United reveals that they have not lost in those contests. The Cityzens haven’t lost in their previous four league home games, either.
During Newcastle United’s most recent six matches, they have scored eight goals from their attacks. The Magpies have conceded a total of seven goals in the same matches. It has been 17 league games since Newcastle United last beat Manchester City away from home, and they have yet to win.
Manchester City vs. Newcastle United Starting Lineup
Manchester City 4-3-3 Starting Lineup: Ederson, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte, Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Rodri, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, and Phil Foden.
Newcastle United 4-3-3 Starting Lineup: Martin Dubravka, Jamaal Lascelles, Emil Krafth, Dan Burn, Bruno Guimarães, Matthew Targett, Jonjo Shelvey, Miguel Almirón, Chris Wood, Joelinton, and Allan Saint-Maximin.
Manchester City vs. Newcastle United Predicted Winner
The final score between City and Newcastle will be quite tight. We predict a 2-1 victory for Manchester City. We believe that Eddie Howe’s side is likely to score against the Manchester City team. However, they should not allow as many goals as they are capable of scoring.
Manchester City vs. Newcastle United Betting Odds
The best odds on a Manchester City win is 1.20, a draw is available at 7.90, and a victory on Newcastle United – the underdog – is 17.00.