26/12/2020 Daily Predictions: Premier League 2020-21, Manchester City vs. Newcastle United

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Manchester City vs. Newcastle United preview

Manchester City will play hosts to Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday on matchday 15. City were lucky to secure a slim 1-0 win over Southampton over the weekend before they beat Arsenal 4-1 in the EFL Cup. Meanwhile, Newcastle United were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by ten-man Fulham before suffering a 1-0 loss to Brentford in the EFL Cup.

Match Facts

  • Newcastle United have only managed a single cleansheet in their last eight matches in all competitions.
  • The Cityzens have scored more than two goals in two of their last five matches in all competitions.
  • United have picked three wins, one draw while suffering four defeats in their last eight matches in all competitions.
  • Newcastle have produced more than two goals in two of their last five matches in all competitions.
  • Citizens have kept six clean sheets in their last eight matches in all competitions.
  • Pep Guardiola’s men are undefeated in their last eight matches in all competitions.

Manchester City vs. Newcastle United Head to Head

In their last eight matches, Newcastle have managed to beat City only once in their last eight meetings in all competitions. The pair met twice last season with City winning both legs with a 7-0 aggregate.

Manchester City Team News

Guardiola is expected to have a fully fit squad when his side plays hosts to Newcastle United. Long-term absentee Eric Garcia remains on the sidelines until new year.

Newcastle United Team News

Jamal Lascelles and Allan Saint-Maximin are expected to miss the away trip as they are still recovering after testing positive for coronavirus. Fabian Schar and Javi Manquillo could be out as it is believed the pair have also tested positive for COVID-19.

Manchester City vs. Newcastle United Prediction

City are in fine form after booking a place in the EFL Cup as they beat Arsenal 4-1. No way Guardiola’s men will be stopped at home.

Our topbets pundit is predicting a home win and Betway is backing the results with 1.19 odds while 1XBet is giving 1.221 Odds.

Goals – Over 2.5

These two teams have occasionally produced more than two goals in their previous encounters; therefore chances of scoring more than two goals are likely to be recorded.

We expect more goals to be registered in this match therefore over 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits

Betway are backing the goals with 1.55 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.63.

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