Friday, April 23, 2021

Prediction: Manchester City vs Newcastle United

Prediction: Manchester City to win 3-0

Best Odds: 11/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

Manchester City and Newcastle United will lock horns with each other this weekend. The Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium is slated to kick off at 8pm UK time on Saturday and could be an interesting game of football.

Manchester City

Manchester City are not having the best of seasons at the moment, but there have been positive signs in recent days. Last weekend, Pep Guardiola’s side got the better of high-flying Southampton 1-0 away from home at St. Mary’s Stadium in the Premier League before easing past Arsenal 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium in North London in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

City are eighth in the Premier League table at the moment with 23 points from 13 matches. The Citizens are as many as eight points behind leaders and defending champions Liverpool, who have played 14 games. The season is still early, but for City to challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title this season, they have to go on a long winning run.

Team news:

Attacking midfielder Raheem Sterling and goalkeeper Ederson are likely to return to the team, but defender Eric Garcia could miss out due to injury.

Newcastle United

Newcastle United are 12th in the Premier League table at the moment with 18 points from 13 matches. Steve Bruce’s side are as many as eight points above the relegation zone and eight points behind fourth-placed Everton.

The Magpies have been rather inconsistent this season, and it is pretty much a toss of the coin regarding whether they will play well or bad on any given day. Newcastle’s recent form has been disappointing. Bruce’s side lost 5-2 to Leeds United away from home at Elland Road in the Premier League before drawing 1-1 with Fulham at St. James’ Park in the league. On Tuesday evening, the Magpies suffered a 1-0 loss at the hands of Brentford in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

Team news:

Winger Allan Saint-Maximin and captain Jamaal Lascelles are set to miss out, with the two Newcastle players suffering from long Covid. Federico Fernandez did not play against Brentford due to fatigue.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Manchester City have won their past 11 league home matches against Newcastle United.
  • Manchester City have the meanest defensive record in the league this season.
  • Sergio Aguero has scored 15 Premier League goals against Newcastle United.
  • Newcastle United have won just one of their last seven away matches in all competitions.
  • Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has scored 49 Premier League goals.


It is hard to see Newcastle get anything from the match against Manchester City on Boxing Day. An easy win for Pep Guardiola’s side is the most likely outcome.

Prediction: Manchester City to win 3-0

Best Odds: 11/2

Bookmaker: Betfair


Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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