Manchester City will welcome Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday night as they look to secure a win at home in the Premier League. The Mancunian giants managed to earn a win on penalties versus Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup final in midweek which will keep them in high spirits going into this clash this weekend.
Pep Guardiola will once again opt for a 3-2-2-3 formation and could make some changes to his starting XI for this game. Julian Alvarez could get a chance to play from the start while Cole Palmer drops to the bench.
3-2-2-3 Manchester City Predicted Lineup To Face Newcastle United
Ederson will function in goal for the Mancunian club after shipping in one goal in his last outing. Guardiola will name a back three of Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanji and Kyle Walker as they try to keep the Newcastle attackers at bay during the game.
Josko Gvardiol will be named on the bench as he offers cover for the centre-back positions.
Rodri and John Stones will fill in as the holding midfielders as they focus on dominating the ball at the centre of the park.
Mateo Kovacic and Julian Alvarez will play as the free-flowing attacking midfielders in the Newcastle half. Both of them need to move the ball well if they want to create enough chances for Man City to win this contest.
Kevin de Bruyne will miss this game with a long-term injury. Furthermore, Bernardo Silva is a slight concern ahead of this game.
Kalvin Phillips will have to be content with a place on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the second half if required.
Jack Grealish will get a chance to impress on the left flank while Phil Foden hopes to give a good account of himself on the right-wing.
Erling Haaland will lead the charge for the Mancunian giants on the attacking end of the field. The Norwegian striker failed to score in midweek and would be eager to find the back of the net against the Magpies this weekend.
We can expect Cole Palmer to be named on the bench after his goal-scoring performance versus Sevilla in midweek.