Manchester City vs Newcastle United Preview
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton, Manchester City will be aiming to get back on course with a victory over Newcastle United at their Etihad Stadium. The Citizens are determined to defend their Premier League title and we predict that they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football match. Kun Aguero was more than unfortunate not to find the net against Wolverhampton, but we predict that he is going to prove a handful for Newcastle defenders. The Magpies are tough to beat at home, but seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we do not believe that Rafa Benitez’s men are capable of spoiling Man City’s party at Etihad Stadium. Kevin de Bruyne remains in the recovery room for the hosts, but Pep Guardiola has a number of top-class players to choose from and they are likely to return to winning ways this weekend.
Did you know?
- Man City are unbeaten in their last 21 top-flight matches against Newcastle (W18 D3). It is their longest ever unbeaten run against a single top-flight opponent, and is also Newcastle’s longest such winless run.
- Newcastle will be looking for their first point in 10 trips to the Etihad Stadium.
- City have won all seven of their Premier League matches in September under Pep Guardiola, scoring 26 goals and conceding just twice. Guardiola hasn’t lost a match in September in all competitions as a manager since 2010, when he was in charge of Barcelona. He is unbeaten in 41 matches since (W35 D6).
- Sergio Aguero has scored 14 goals in his 11 PL appearances against Newcastle. Eight of those have come in his last two home matches against them. He scored five times in October 2015 and three times in January 2018.