Manchester City vs Newcastle
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 8 May 2022
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City will be determined now to go all the way in the league. They were eliminated in the semifinal of the Champions league by Real Madrid and this is the second time in succession they are falling close off their target.
Pep Guardiola will have to lift the league trophy at any cost to justify the mammoth cost he has incurred for the owners of the club.
As of now, they are placed at the top of the table, with a lead of just one point over the second placed Liverpool. And there is another danger that the citizens need to be aware of.
Liverpool just might run away with an unprecedented quadruple, and that is clearly something the citizens would not want for their archrivals.
This Sunday, they are going to be tested to their limit by the in-form Newcastle.
The Magpies are going to be a problem for the rest of the clubs in the league next season. Their new ownership has already shown willingness to splash money in the transfer market and they have justified this spending with good results as well
Expect a fierce encounter between the two this weekend. Still, count on Pep Guardiola’s men to edge out a win.
Manchester City vs Newcastle Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 0-4 win for the Citizens.
- They are on a five-fixture winning streak.
- They had scored a total of 17 goals in the process.
- It’s been 22 years since the guests have recorded a league win at this stadium.
Manchester City vs Newcastle Prediction & Analysis
Pep Guardiola’s men registered a 0-4 win on the road the last match-day against Leeds. However, they did go on and lose the second leg of the Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid.
This is going to motivate them even harder to go after the league title.
On the other hand, Newcastle lost 0-1 at home the past game week, against Liverpool. They had lost four of their past eight fixtures, and three of their past four road trips too.
On top of that, they also have a poor h2h record against this rival over the years.
For the reasons, expect a win for Manchester City this Sunday on the road.
Key Stats for Betting
- The citizens have scored the most number of goals in the competition barring Liverpool.
- They have conceded the least number of goals in the English top flight this season.
Tips for Manchester City vs Newcastle
Manchester City to Win & Over 3.5 Match Goals @ 2.40 (7/5)
Correct Score: 3-1 Manchester City @ 13.00 (12/1).