Manchester City v Newcastle : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 25-12-2020 4:42 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 25-12-2020 04:42 PM (2 months ago)

Date :Saturday 26th December,2020
Time: 9:00 pm
Stadium Etihad Stadium
Referee Andre Marriner (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:

Manchester City
Apart from the injured Eric Garcia, who is likely to remain out of action until the New Year, Guardiola is blessed with a fully-fit squad for this showdown.

A number of changes on the hosts' end will be expected - starting with Ederson coming back in goal for Zack Steffen - while Kyle Walker, John Stones and Benjamin Mendy should return to the rearguard.

Fernandinho is likely to cede his place in midfield to Ilkay Gundogan, while Kevin De Bruyne - who is reportedly close to agreeing a new deal with City - will also return for this one.

Sergio Aguero was given a run-out for the final 15 minutes at Arsenal on Tuesday, but Guardiola may not want to risk the Argentine from the first whistle just yet, so Gabriel Jesus should lead the line again.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Mendy; Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Sterling; Jesus
Manchester City Premier League form: LWWDDW
Manchester City form (all competitions): WWDDWW

Meanwhile, Newcastle have seen their squad ravaged by a recent coronavirus outbreak, with Jamaal Lascelles and Allan Saint-Maximin still recovering at home.

Fabian Schar and Javi Manquillo are also believed to have tested positive for the virus, while Federico Fernandez remains a doubt after missing the loss to Brentford due to fatigue.

Bruce named a strong contingent for Tuesday's game and most of the team who started in that one will likely keep their places here, but Matt Ritchie and Jeff Hendrick are both options for change.

Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Darlow; Yedlin, Hayden, Clark, Lewis; Almiron, Shelvey, Longstaff, Ritchie; Wilson, Joelinton
Newcastle United Premier League form: LLWWLD
Newcastle United form (all competitions): LWWLDL

Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle United

Posted: at 25-12-2020 04:42 PM (2 months ago) | Hero