Man City vs Newcastle: Preview, Team News, Prediction

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Man City will host Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League this Sunday evening. The hosts will look forward to grab all 3 points as they chase their 2nd consecutive PL title. On the other hand, Newcastle will look to advance their position in the points table.

Man City managed to win 4 out of their last 5 games. They are leading the title race with a point lead over 2nd-placed Liverpool. In their last fixture, they thrashed Leeds United 4-0 at Elland Road.

Currently, the blue side of Manchester is sitting on top of the table with 83 points from 34 matchdays. However, 2nd place-holder Liverpool is breathing down their neck and a slip-up from City can cost them the title. Pep Guardiola and his team will look to make the best out of the remaining domestic league fixtures.

On the other hand, Newcastle United also won 4 out of their last 5 fixtures but bowed out off 3 points against Liverpool. For the past few months, they played well and fended off the relegation battle in which they once were.

Newcastle are currently 13th in the points table with 43 points from 35 games. With 3 matches to go for them in the current campaign, they will look to finish in the top half of the league table.

Man City vs Newcastle: Team News, Suspensions and Injuries

John Stones might return for the hosts as he missed out against Madrid in the 2nd leg. Kyle Walker is also in doubt as he sustained an ankle injury in Bernabeu, the reason Pep subbed him off. We expect both not to start, to say the least.

For The Magpies, Eddie Howe revealed that Callum Wilson can play for the first time since December, whereas, Kieran Trippier returned to full training. Fabian Schar is in doubt whereas Isaac Hayden, Ryan Fraser and Jamal Lewis will miss out.

Predicted Lineups

Man City: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Bernardo, Rodri, De Bruyne; Sterling, Foden, Grealish.

Newcastle United: Dubravka; Krafth, Lascelles, Burn, Targett; Willock, Shelvey, Guimaraes; Almiron, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.

Our Prediction

The newly revamped Newcastle United under Eddie Howe could hurl a challenge at Pep’s Man City. But, on the other hand, Man City will go all guns blazing as this is the only possible silverware they can achieve this season.

Score Prediction: Man City 3-1 Newcastle United

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