English Premier League is back on Tuesday and one of the most interesting games of the round is the clash between Newcastle and Manchester City. The match takes place on Newcastle’s ground the St. James Park, which is one of not too many things going in their favor ahead of this match. Will the support be enough for the Magpies to cause an upset? Find it out in our Newcastle vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips!
They lost 2:0 to Watford at home in the FA Cup this weekend, but that doesn’t seem to bother them too much because the Premier League is their main focus this season. Rafa Benitez and his lads have one goal for 2018/2019 season and that’s to stay in the English top flight.
They did well in the previous round of the Premier League, beating Cardiff 3:0 at home. Considering that Cardiff are among the biggest relegation candidates, the win isn’t too big of a success. This Tuesday, they’re facing a much, much tougher opponent, so the Cardiff game probably doesn’t make them overly confident.
Furthermore, Newcastle have a bad record when playing against the teams from near the top of the table. This season they lost to every team from the Top 6 at least on one occasion. This includes Man City as well, a team that beat Magpies 16 times in the previous 18 Premier League meetings, that is, since Sheikh Mansour became the owner of Manchester City.
All of this means that the chances of Newcastle getting anything out of this match are very low. The only way they can upset Man City is to try to defend with all they got. Their manager has plenty of experience with this, so you can expect them to play with five players at the back.
They’re currently trailing behind Liverpool on the Premier League table, but they want to get back to the top ASAP. And in order to get there, the Sky Blues need to keep on playing well. Therefore, beating Newcastle on Tuesday is a must for this team.
Another reason why Man City need to win this game is that their schedule is pretty tough. In the upcoming weeks, they will have to play against teams like Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League, as well as Schalke in the Champions League.
The good news for their fans is that Man City have been in a fabulous form lately. This team has won each of the games played in 2019. And they did it really impressively. They allowed zero goals in the previous 6 matches, counting all competitions, scoring a total of 28 goals! That’s 4.66 goals per game on average.
They have a couple of injury problems at the back, but this team is famous for having a super-long bench, so the fact that Mendy and Kompany are out, should not worry them too much. Pep Guardiola has plenty of players at his disposal, so he’ll be able to find the right replacement.
- Yoshinori Muto (national team obligations)
- Sung-Yong Ki (injury)
- Jonjo Shelvey (doubtful)
- Paul Dummett (doubtful)
- Mohamed Diame (doubtful)
- Karl Darlow (doubtful)
Man City absentees:
- Benjamin Mendy (doubtful)
- Vincent Kompany (doubtful)
- Claudio Bravo (doubtful)
Dubravka – Lescalles, Clark, Lejeune, Yedlin, Ritchie – Heyden, Longstaff, Perez, Atsu – Rondon
Ederson – Otamendi, Laporte, Walker, Danilo – Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Gundogan – Sterling, Sane, Aguero
Newcastle vs Manchester City Prediction
Man City will win this, there’s no doubt about that. But, we probably won’t see a big thrashing. Not only are the Magpies expected to defend with all they got, but City are probably gonna be more cautious about injuries considering that they have some tough matches coming up.
Newcastle vs Manchester City Betting Tips
- Manchester City @1.23 (1XBet)
- Under 3.5 Goals @1.69 (1XBet)