Manchester City vs Newcastle United
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s men faced a surprise loss the last match-day, and they definitely will be aiming to bounce back as fast as they could. Fans surely will be hoping that the Spaniard manager learned his lesson – as every single time he has not started Kevin De Bruyne, his team has suffered.
Meanwhile, the Magpies will be desperately going after the last European spot. They have been performing well for the past several weeks, and it would be heartbreaking if the impressive form amounts to nothing at the end.
Likely, it’s expected that Steve Bruce’s men will find the back of the net at least once this Wednesday. However, the final result is surely anticipated to be in favor of Manchester City. They are just too talented and experienced to lose against Newcastle.
Manchester City vs Newcastle: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture saw Guardiola’s men win 0-2 on the road.
- They had also recorded 20 of the preceding 22 wins at this stadium.
- Six of the former eight clashes had goals from both teams.
- Ten of the former eleven encounters at this stadium ended in wins for the hosts.
- The home team scored a total of 27 goals from the preceding eight fixtures at this venue.
Manchester City vs Newcastle: Prediction
The Citizens lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Southampton. It was an unexpected loss for the former champions, and clearly the experiments made by the gaffer in the line-up backfired.
In the meantime, Bruce’s men were held to a 2-2 draw at home the past game week, by West Ham. Despite their impressive run, the hosts struggled to shine against the relegation-threatened Hammers.
As things stand, Guardiola’s men are easily the favorites. They have been the best team in England along with Liverpool for the past three years, and they just had humiliated the Reds with a 4-0 scoreline.
Moreover, they have also scored the most number of goals so far, and they also do have a terrific h2h record at this venue over the years. In fact, they are on a four-match winning run against the Magpies and also had won ten of the last eleven such games here.
It also needs to be noted that they have lost just once at this ground since 2000. Taking into account these factors, expect a winning performance from Manchester City this Wednesday.
However, understand that their defense has not been top-notch this campaign, and also due to them being safe at the top-most of the table, they do not have any clear objective to fight for right now, other than pride.
And on top of that, Bruce’s men are desperate for a European ticket, and they were unbeaten in 15 of their preceding 18 overall fixtures. Considering these stats, expect goals from both teams.
Manchester City vs Newcastle: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals & Both Teams to Score @ 2.60 (8/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 1.50 (1/2).