Newcastle United will face Manchester City as they travel to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday hoping to reclaim their spot in the top four places of the Premier League. The Magpies will come into the match on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup final, so they will have to bounce back and perform better in this away contest.
Eddie Howe should opt for the 4-3-3 formation and will be expected to make a few changes to the starting XI. Bruno Guimaraes will remain sidelined after coming off with an injury in the last outing, so Anthony Gordon could play from the start instead while Alexander Isak leads the charge down the middle.
4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted XI Vs Manchester City
Nick Pope will function in between the sticks for the Magpies after completing his suspension. Sven Botman will continue to play alongside Fabian Schar at the heart of Newcastle’s backline as they focus on stopping the United attackers from causing too many problems during the game.
Kieran Trippier will operate as the right-back while Dan Burn hopes to put in a dominant performance on the other side as the left-back. Both the Newcastle full-backs will be given the responsibility to contain the Liverpool wingers and stop them from creating chances from the wide areas.
Matt Targett will offer cover for the defensive positions as he takes a spot on the bench.
Sean Longstaff, Joelinton and Anthony Gordon will operate in the central areas as they try to make life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park and engineer some decent chances in the final third.
Ryan Fraser and Jacob Murphy will take a spot on the bench as they look to provide cover for the midfield positions.
Allan Saint-Maximin will keep his place as the left-sided wide player while Miguel Almiron hopes to put his pace to good use on the right flank. Both of them would have to find a way to create more opportunities in front of the goal if the Magpies are to win this contest.
Alexander Isak will lead the charge for the Tyneside club on the attacking end of the field. The Swedish striker will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net.
Callum Wilson will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the final quarter of the game if Newcastle are in need of a goal by then.