Manchester City will entertain Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday afternoon as both teams look to go all out in search of the three points. Man City managed to secure a 3-0 win over Bristol City in the FA Cup recently. In contrast, the Magpies suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final last month which could drain their confidence ahead of this game.
Manchester City Vs Newcastle United: Talking Tactics
Pep Guardiola will opt for a 4-4-2 formation and could ask his players to dominate possession and orchestrate enough chances to win this contest.
Eddie Howe will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and might instruct his men to sit deep and soak in all the pressure before trying to catch the opposition defenders off-guard on the counter.
Aymeric Laporte and John Stones are major doubts for this game. Otherwise, Guardiola has no fresh injury concerns to cope with this weekend.
Manchester City Predicted XI
Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, Haaland, Grealish
Emil Krafth will definitely miss this clash because of a knee injury. Bruno Guimaraes is also a significant concern ahead of this game as he is still recovering from an ankle injury.
Newcastle United Predicted XI
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
Erling Haaland will be Man City’s most potent weapon up top. However, it would be up to Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish to feed some decent through balls to him in the Newcastle half.
Both Fabian Schar and Sven Botman need to be at the top of their game if Newcastle are to stand a chance of securing something from this contest at the Etihad.
Joelinton will be expected to put in another hard-working performance at the centre of Howe’s midfield while Miguel Almiron would get the license to put his pace to good use on the right flank.
Manchester City Vs Newcastle United: Streaming Links
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