Manchester City v Newcastle
Saturday, 5:30 pm
Manchester City will play host to Newcastle this Saturday at the Eithad.
Pep Guardiola‘s men approach this fixture after they were held to a (1-1) draw against Wolves on Saturday at the Molineux Stadium.
City hit the woodwork twice in the first half, but is was their host that took lead in the second-half. Aymeric Laporte leveled twelve minutes later after he header home Ilkay Gundogan‘s set piece.
The Citizens pushed for the win, but could only settle for a point after Sergio Aguero‘s stoppage time free kick hit the crossbar.
Newcastle on the other hand comes into this game after a disappointing (3-1) Caraboa Cup defeat to Championship side Nottingham at the City Ground.
They went behind two minutes into the game before Salomon Rondon leveled in the 92 minutes. The tie looked to be heading into penalties before they conceded twice in quick succession deep into stoppage time.
Newcastle last Premier League game was a (1-2) loss to Chelsea at St James Park. They went behind in the 76th minutes after penalty was awarded to their visitors.
Joselu leveled the score six minutes later with a near post header before DeAndre Yedlin‘s 87th minutes own goal denied them a point.
Players to Watch
Sergio Aguero was unlucky not to get on the score sheet against Wolves.
Joselu came on as a substitute against Chelsea and scored a goal. His second goal in three Premier league games.
Prediction: Newcastle to score WON 2-1
Reason for Manchester City v Newcastle Prediction
Newcastle have scored at least a goal in each of their last two visits to the Etihad.
City have conceded at least a goal in each of their last two games.
Newcastle have scored at least a goal in each of their last two games.