Insight and Analysis:Newcastle vs Manchester City Premier League Match Prediction
Newcastle vs Manchester City Premier League Match Prediction, Injuries/Suspension, Match Facts, Team News, Preview and Where to Watch.
On Thursday night, Newcastle United took an early lead against Liverpool.
It may have reminded fans of the mid-90s and early-2000s, when they twice topped the Premier League (PL) standings at Christmas.
After eventually losing 3-1, Eddie Howe’s side is now frantically attempting to climb out of the bottom three.
They’ll enjoy a return to St James’ Park after two consecutive league defeats on the road in which they’ve allowed three or more goals.
Despite the fact that they’ve only won one of the last 15 head-to-heads here (D3, L11).
They have a difficult assignment ahead of them against league leaders and defending Premier League champions Manchester City.
Newcastle, on the other hand, is unbeaten in three Premier League home games (W1, D2) and has scored first in all three, so they could present problems.
At the very least, they won’t have to face Sergio Agüero, who scored 15 goals against them.
Man City supporters and players paid respect to their former striker this week after he was forced to retire due to cardiac difficulties.
He must have approved of City’s 7-0 thrashing of Leeds United on Tuesday, the club’s third league win by at least a five-goal margin this season, which enabled manager Pep Guardiola become the fastest man in Premier League history to supervise 500 goals (207 games).
The visitors are only a point ahead of Liverpool, so there will be no let-up as they attempt to extend a seven-match unbeaten streak in league away games (W6, D1), especially as a win would maintain them in first place.
That would be a wonderful omen for the ‘Cityzens,’ considering the only two times they previously lead the PL standings at Christmas — unlike their hosts – they went on to win the league!
Referee: Atkinson M. (Eng), Venue: St. James’ Park (Newcastle)
Players to Watch
Callum Wilson has scored the first goal in three of Newcastle’s previous five home league games, while Kevin De Bruyne of Man City has scored in each of his last two visits.
In each of their last three league games, as well as the last two H2Hs at St James’ Park, Man City has scored between the 60th and 70th minute.Leeds vs Arsenal Premier League 2021 Match Prediction
- Jamal Lewis suffered a hamstring injury in defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday and now misses out.
- Allan Saint-Maximin will also need to be assessed after picking up a knock in midweek. No risks may be taken.
- Joe Willock and Callum Wilson were surprisingly benched against Liverpool but will surely rotate back into the side here.
Bernardo Silva was forced off in Manchester City’s 7-0 thrashing of Leeds due to muscle soreness and may not play against Newcastle.
After the style of win in midweek, Pep Guardiola will find it difficult to rotate his team, but the likes of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were unused replacements.
Kyle Walker hasn’t played for City since his red card in Europe three matches ago owing to a lack of fitness, but Joao Cancelo’s return from suspension has given City a lift.
In all competitions, Manchester City has won 19 of their last 24 games against Newcastle.
In their last four road encounters, Man City has won both halftime and fulltime (Premier League).
Newcastle has lost 16 out of their last 17 games (Premier League).
In their last five road encounters, Man City has scored at least two goals (Premier League).
In their last five matches against Newcastle in all competitions, Man City have scored at least two goals.
Over 2.5 goals have been scored in five of Man City’s previous six games (Premier League).
Despite going up, Newcastle lost 3-1 to Liverpool in midweek. The Magpies have dropped their last two games and are three points from safety.
Manchester City beat Leeds 7-0 in midweek to remain one point ahead of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
City has won seven games in a row in the league and should have little trouble winning this match if it is played.
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