Man City vs Newcastle United Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Man City vs Newcastle United Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Man City vs Newcastle United Preview

Following a thrilling 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield, Manchester City will turn their focus to their midweek FA Cup quarter-final clash against Newcastle United. The Cityzens will welcome the Magpies to the Etihad on 16th March for this Saturday’s encounter with a clear intention of potential revenge as they crashed out of the Carabao Cup after falling to Newcastle United this season. With the Premier League title and FA Cup still in sight, Pep Guardiola’s side aims to continue their excellent track record against Eddie Howe’s boys.

Manchester City, sitting third in the Premier League standings and uncertain of their title hopes at the end of the last match week, would go all out against the visitors in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-finals. After a scintillating yet hapless 1-1 draw against the Reds last Sunday, the current champions of the tournament will try to get things back in order with a resounding win in front of the home crowd. In the fifth round of the English Cup, City decimated Luton Town 6-2 and would also look to repeat that kind of result against Newcastle who had killed Pep Guardiola’s hope of winning the domestic treble this term.

On the flip side, Eddie Howe and Co suffered a 2-3 defeat against Chelsea in their last match of the English top flight, and will now try to get back to winning ways. With their Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace postponed the Magpies will have enough time to architect a winning strategy at the Etihad. Despite holding a disappointing record against the Cityzens, Newcastle would aim to produce an impressive outing, given their Carabao Cup victory against Pep Guardiola’s men last year. The Magpies qualified for the quarter-finals after beating Fulham 2-0 at Craven Cottage.

City aims to retain the FA Cup crown, while the visitors would like to reach a semi-final in the competition since 2005. Newcastle United’s most recent domestic trophy is the FA Cup trophy as they were the champions in 1955.

Man City vs Newcastle United Team News and Lineups

Manchester City vs Newcastle United
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Manchester City

Luck has been favoring Pep Guardiola a lot lately, barring a few setbacks, as he has the luxury of fielding a playing XI week in, week out, consisting of regular players of the team, courtesy of fewer injuries. The only notable exception here is Jack Grealish who has been in the dugout for quite a long time and is unlikely to get minutes on Saturday.

The most recent setback for the Cityzens is the injury of their first-choice goalkeeper, Ederson, who was forced off during Sunday’s Liverpool game. It has since been revealed that the Brazilian will be sidelined for almost three weeks, ruling him out of the next two Premier League matches against Arsenal and Aston Villa. Stefan Ortega, who came on for Ederson at Anfield, could start against the Magpies. Mateo Kovacic might start instead of Kevin de Bruyne who has barely missed any match, as Guardiola might give the Belgian some much-needed rest.

Manchester City Predicted Playing XI: Ortega; Walker, Akanji, Ake, Stones, Rodri, Foden, Silva, De Bruyne, Alvarez, Haaland

Newcastle United

Newcastle United, they have a long list of absentees, with Kieran Trippier, Joelinton, Callum Wilson, and Nick Pope sustaining injuries several weeks ago. Sandro Tonali is unavailable for the match due to suspension. Eddie Howe should go with the same combination that played against Chelsea in their last Premier League game.

Newcastle United Predicted Playing XI: Dubravka; Livramento, Schar, Botman, Burn, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock, Almiron, Isak, Gordon

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Man City vs Newcastle United Head-to-Head

Manchester City have observed a festival of goals almost every time they have had a face-off against Newcastle in recent times. The Cityzens won the last nine home games against the Magpies, having scored 31 in the process while conceding only 3 goals. The visitors’ last win at the Etihad was in 2014 when they clinched a 2-0 victory in the Carabao Cup. The two teams locked horns 27 times across competitions in their history, with the Manchester-based outfit winning 24 times and losing on only three occasions.

Last Five H2H Results:

  • Newcastle United 2-3 Manchester City (Premier League)
  • Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester City (Carabao Cup)
  • Manchester City 1-0 Newcastle United (Premier League)
  • Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle United (Premier League)
  • Newcastle United 3-3 Manchester City (Premier League)

Man City vs Newcastle United Prediction

A long night awaits Newcastle United at Etihad on Saturday, given the hosts’ recent home record. The Magpies lost each of their last nine games in Manchester and Saturday’s game is expected to be no different. Pep Guardiola’s team is flying high at the moment, having scored 14 goals in their previous ten matches. With the hosts finding much-needed rhythm back at the business end of the season, they are expected to claim another easy victory at home. For Eddie Howe’s men, they must be at their very best to beat the formidable hosts.

Predicted Score: Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle United

Manchester City vs Newcastle United Odds & Betting Tips

Manchester City
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Betting Tips

Manchester City to beat Newcastle United

Both teams to score

Goals over 2.5 – yes

Odds

Man City: 4.20

Draw: 1.8

Newcastle United: 3.60 (Subject to change)

Man City vs Newcastle United Schedule & Telecast Details

Schedule: Saturday, 16th March at 5:30 PM (GMT)

India: Sony Ten Network, SonyLIV

UK: BBC, ITV

USA: ESPN+

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