Manchester City vs Newcastle Prediction & Tips
On the classic Boxing Day at the end of the year, Manchester City hosts Newcastle at the Etihad.
With one round to play, the Champions League group on file and Liverpool on the run, Manchester City has the obligation to score points. The operation was completed, not very brilliantly, on the Southampton field, where Raheem Sterling decided at the beginning of the game. The same cannot be said of Newcastle which, in the home round against third-last Fulham, did not go beyond a draw. Only a penalty from Wilson made it possible to recover the initial disadvantage caused by Ritchie’s own goal. Wilson will be the only striker in Steve Bruce’s 3-5-1-1, with Joelinton behind him. Spoiled for choice for Pep Guardiola who will decide at the last between Kun Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in the role of central striker. Mahrez should be the right fielder, while the places for De Bruyne in the center and Sterling on the left are untouchable.
Manchester City have 5 points more than Newcastle in the standings.
The Citizens, with 7 goals conceded, have the best home defense in the Premier League with 4 other teams.
The Magpies have lost 3 of their last 4 away games by conceding 8 goals.
At the Etihad the hosts have won the last 5 direct matches and 14 of the last 17.
Manchester City have already scored 10 different players, worse only than Chelsea and United.
It is quite evident that Manchester City are favorites in this match. Except for some rare misses, such as Crystal Palace, often the home wins are clear.
Manchester City – Newcastle FREE TIPS
Manchester City – Win @ 1.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90