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Manchester City vs Newcastle Match Preview
Manchester City were handed their first defeat of their Premier League season in the last round by Liverpool, but there is no imminent danger to their position at the top of the table. They will look to get back into their winning mode when the Manchester City vs Newcastle United fixture will be played at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday night, January 20, so check out betting tips and our Manchester City vs Newcastle prediction.
If ever there was someone who looked good to stop the City juggernaut, it was Liverpool; and the Reds lived up to that by giving them a 4-3 defeat. The hosts, though, remain 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League table after 23 games (62pts, W20, D2, L1). Although there is a previous instance of a side relinquishing such a large lead at the top of the tree, it may not happen with City this season. Pep Guardiola’s side looks good to annex the title, although the immediate task would be to get back into winning ways. This Manchester City vs Newcastle United fixture is the perfect one to achieve that and the hosts will be looking for a quick bounce back to form.
Newcastle’s struggles in the league are well documented as they languish in 15th position after 23 games (23pts, W6, D5, L12). Though they are not yet in the relegation zone, they are just three points above the bottom three. Though they have picked up form in the last three league games (W1, D2), they have won just twice in their last 14 Premier League games (W2, D3, L9). They have won their last two matches away from home in a row, but prior to that they have lost six of their nine trips away in the league. The concerns remain for Rafael Benitez ahead of this Manchester City vs Newcastle United encounter.
Manchester City vs Newcastle United H2H
Manchester City have lost only once in their last seven encounters against Newcastle (W5, D1, L1). In fact, they are unbeaten in 20 Premier League matches against them (W17, D3) which is their longest unbeaten run against a side in their history.
Manchester City vs Newcastle United Team News
Manchester City have the regular absentees out of this fixture – Benjamin Mendy, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Vincent Kompany, and Fabian Delph.
Newcastle will be without Jesus Gamez and Florian Lejeune while injury concerns remain about the availability of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle.
Manchester City vs Newcastle United Probable Line-ups
Manchester City XI: Ederson (GK), Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Danilo, Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
Newcastle United XI: Darlow (GK), Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummet, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Joselu.
Manchester City vs Newcastle United Prediction
After a setback against Liverpool, the City faithful will hope for a bounce back from their side while Newcastle will be prepared for a backlash. The free-flowing football that City have been playing this season makes them favourites to return to winning ways immediately. We expect the home side to win by a margin of at least two goals and do not be surprised if they keep a clean sheet and win to nothing.