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Manchester City vs Newcastle Predictions

England Premier League | Etihad Stadium | 8th July
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Manchester City vs Newcastle predictions for Wednesday’s Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium. City are favourites to bounce back with a win at home to the Magpies. Read on for all our free Premier League predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Manchester City To Win To Nil @ 8/13

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Manchester City 3-0 @ 6/1

Reason For Manchester City vs Newcastle Predictions

  • Man City won their three home matches since the restart to nil.
  • The Citizens beat Newcastle 2-0 in the FA Cup last month.
  • Newcastle failed to score in six of their last 13 away assignments.
  • Man City averaged 3.0 goals per game across their last eight home matches.

City come unstuck again

Manchester City’s 2019/20 Premier League campaign has been a season heavily dusted with frustration and inconsistency, and the Citizens’ penchant for mixing the exceptional with the inconceivable was evident again this week.

Having battered newly crowned champions Liverpool 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium on July 2, City fell to a shock 1-0 reverse at Southampton just three days later, after a combination of bad luck, great goalkeeping and dreadful finishing saw them lose for the 9th time this term.

Pep Guardiola was again left scratching his head having watched his team create enough chances to win two or three separate matches, though City’s profligacy in the final third resulted in their 7th away defeat in 17 league assignments overall since August.

Newcastle continue to gather points

Newcastle warmed up for their second meeting with Man City inside the space of a couple of weeks with a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham on Sunday.

The Magpies twice fought back from a goal down to take a share of the spoils against the Irons, extending their unbeaten run in the Premier League to six matches in the process.

With just three points separating Newcastle in 12th from Burnley in 9th, a top half finish remains the target for Steve Bruce’s men, though United’s chances of gathering more points in their charge for a top 10 place at the Etihad Stadium feel incredibly slim.

Comfortable City win likely

When City visited Newcastle on June 28 for the teams’ FA Cup quarter final clash at St. James’ Park, the Citizens produced a massively dominant display on their way to recording a comfortable 2-0 victory.

Manchester City enjoyed a whopping 76% of the possession in the north west and racked up 20 attempts on goal to Newcastle’s four – and we’re expecting their Premier League rematch to play out along the same lines on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s men are certain to have demons to exorcise this week following their unexpected defeat at Southampton, and we’re backing the hosts to take out their frustrations on Newcastle.

City won each of three matches they contested at the Etihad Stadium since football’s resumption to nil, plundering an eye-watering 12 goals in the process in resounding victories over Arsenal, Burnley and Liverpool – form that suggests they can win while keep another clean sheet on Wednesday.

With just two wins from eight attempts on the road, Newcastle carry an unconvincing away record to Manchester, and having been given the run-around by City just weeks ago, we’re tipping the Magpies to struggle again.

Accordingly, Man City look excellent value in the win to nil market this week against a Newcastle outfit that failed to register in six of their last 13 away games, while our correct score prediction of 3-0 backs the Citizens to flex their considerable attacking muscle at home again.

City averaged 3.0 goals per game across their last eight matches at the Etihad Stadium in all competitions, and with a post-defeat point to prove, we expect them to put their foot on the gas again.

Key Battle: Kevin de Bruyne vs Nabil Bentaleb

Belgian midfield maestro Kevin de Bruyne sat on the bench for an hour of City’s loss at Southampton on Sunday, and that should ensure the schemer’s energy levels are topped up for the visit of Newcastle this week.

The 29-year-old scored in each of his last two appearances against Newcastle, though it’s de Bruyne’s powers of creation that remain the most potent weapons in his armoury.

With 17 assists this season, de Bruyne is the Premier League’s leading assists provider, and Newcastle holding midfielder Nabil Bentaleb will have a job on to keep the shackles on his inventive opponent.

Manchester City vs Newcastle United team news

Argentine hitman Sergio Aguero remains sidelined for City with Gabriel Jesus expected to reprise his role at centre-forward in his absence.

Kevin de Bruyne was rested at Southampton and should slot back in, while the ever-improving Phil Foden could return in place of Bernardo Silva.

Fullbacks Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy could also be recalled having sat out the Citizens’ loss against the Saints.

Manchester City predicted line-up: Ederson – Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy – Rodrigo, de Bruyne, Gundogan, Foden, Sterling, Mahrez

Florian Lejeune, Ciaran Clak, Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden are still in the treatment room for Newcastle, though Danny Rose should make a welcome return to left back.

With Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden out, Nabil Bentaleb should start at the base of the Magpies’ midfield. Matt Ritchie could also force his way back into the team further forward.

Newcastle United predicted line-up: Dubravka – Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose – Shelvey, Bentaleb – Ritchie, Amiron, Saint-Maximin – Gayle

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