Newcastle vs Manchester City Preview and Prediction 2021

Newcastle vs Manchester City Predictions

Newcastle vs Manchester City predictions for Friday’s Premier League clash at St. James’ Park. Man City can clinch the title with a victory over the Magpies Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Both teams have scored in eight of Newcastle’s last nine Premier League home games.

Man City have won each of their last 11 Premier League away matches.

Man City have won each of their last three meeting with Newcastle in league and cup.

Man City have kept just three clean sheets in their last ten Premier League fixtures.

City aiming to confirm title triumph

Manchester City could already be confirmed as the 2020/21 Premier League champions by the time they kick-off at St. James’ Park on Friday evening if rivals United drop points in midweek, though the Citizens can confirm their position as top dogs with a win against Newcastle.

Pep Guardiola’s charges missed their first shot at clinching the title on Saturday evening when their rotated XI was turned over 2-1 by their Champions League final opponents Chelsea at The Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Aguero fluffed a Panenka style penalty with City leading 1-0 before Thomas Tuchel’s Blues dampened the celebratory mood further with two second-half efforts, and the Argentinean striker could be pulled straight back out of the team for Friday’s fixture as a result.

Newcastle upset the odds against Leicester

Newcastle maintained their late-season surge in spectacular fashion a week ago, when they rampaged their way to a 4-2 victory over a shell-shocked Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

The Magpies established a 4-0 lead over the Foxes before the hosts halved the deficit late on, but despite Leicester’s late rally, Newcastle were worthy winners.

Steve Bruce’s in-form side have taken ten points from the last 15 on offer and a solid mid-table finish no looks within reach.

City to get over the line

Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez were named on the bench against Chelsea and Pep Guardiola’s big rotation risk backfired against the Blues, just like it did at Wembley in April in the FA Cup semi-final.

Guardiola is unlikely to leave anything to chance on Friday evening following City’s loss to Chelsea, and a full-strength Citizens team are worth backing to win their 12th straight Premier League away game and to claim three potentially title-winning points.

The Magpies rarely make life easy for City at St. James’ Park however, indeed, Newcastle were unbeaten in three of their last four league meetings with the Manchester giants there.

That record plus Newcastle’s late-season spike in form makes the Man City and both teams to score combination an attractive option at the prices on offer, while bettors also advised to consider a 2-1 correct score prediction in favour of the visitors.

The Citizens have notched exactly twice in six of their last seven away assignments and another brace on the road can fire them to glory and to silverware on Friday.

Newcastle injuries and team news

Callum Wilson’s injury is a bitter blow for Bruce, who is also withouth Isaac Hayden, Jamall Lascelles, Karl Darlow, Ryan Fraser and the suspended Fabian Schar. Joelinton is expected to replace Wilson up front.

Manchester City injures and team news

John Stones returns from suspension for City, while Kevin de Bruyen is the champions’ only injury worry.

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