Manchester City vs Newcastle: The second-placed Manchester City will lock horns with Newcastle United on March 4, 2023.
Newcastle are looking forward to
bouncing back from the disappointing defeat against Manchester United at Wembley.
Manchester City will be hoping to build on the momentum after defeating Bristol City in the FA Cup.
Manchester City vs Newcastle Preview
Manchester City got a well-deserved 3-0 victory over Bristol City in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup on February 28, 2023.
Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden’s braces helped the club qualify, and they will face Championship side Burnley in the quarterfinals.
Vincent Kompany Burnley defeated Premier League Bournemouth in the FA Cup to book a date with Manchester City.
The Premier League reigning champions Manchester City are looking ahead to reclaiming their crown but will have to displace Arsenal, who are ahead of them with five points after defeating Everton in the Premier League by 4-0 on March 1, 2023.
Manchester City have 13 more games to play to catchup with Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Behind Manchester City is their rival Manchester United, who are six points behind the Citizens with a game to play.
After playing away matches consecutively, Manchester City will return to Etihad Stadium to face the Magpies.
Manchester City have beaten Newcastle 14 times at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City had the best home record this season with 31 points from a possible 36.
Manchester City had scored 41 goals at home this season. Newcastle, on the other hand, had their hopes of lifting a title for the first time in 68 years destroyed by Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final.
Newcastle United started nicely and had David De Gea saving excellently, but they were not clinical enough to score against Manchester United.
However, Casemiro and Marcus Rashford
strikes were enough to see Manchester United win its first trophy in six years.
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe disclosed the fact that their failure to win the Carabao Cup does not end their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
Newcastle are currently out of the Champions League spot, winning just one match in seven.
They are now being forced to defeat Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
The last Newcastle win against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium came in the days of Alan Shearer.
The last match between these two teams ended in a 3-3 draw at St. James Park.
Manchester City vs Newcastle Team News
John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, and Stefan Ortega are all out of the encounter against
Newcastle. First Choice goalkeeper will return to the starting lineup.
Rico Lewis is likely to lose his place to Kyle Walker. Rodri may replace Kalvin Phillips, while Bernardo Silva or IIkay Gundogan could get a chance to play in central midfield.
Erling Haaland is expected to start ahead of Julian Alvarez. Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish are also likely to be in the starting 11.
Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope will return to the starting lineup after serving his one-match ban.
Anthony Gordon and Allan Saint Maximin are set to return to action against
The only Newcastle player who is out is Emi Krafth.
Bruno Guimaraes, Sean Longstaff, and Joelinton are in contention to start in the midfield.
Probable Line Up
Manchester City vs Newcastle United probable lineup:
Manchester City Probable Line Up
Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake; De Bruyne , Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, Haaland, Grealish
Newcastle United Probable Line Up
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Saint Maximin
Manchester City vs Newcastle Prediction
Manchester City’s inconsistency is one thing that is affecting Pep Guardiola’s team, because they get wins when they are less expected to do so.
Newcastle form have been a bigger issue
in their previous matches. Hence, the game will end: Manchester City 3:1 Newcastle.