Newcastle United vs Manchester City
England – FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 28 June 2020
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: St. James Park.
Maybe for the first time in his career, Pep Guardiola is witnessing his team being eclipsed in terms of domestic domination. He might have delivered European trophies just with Barcelona, but be it Bayern, the Blaugrana or the Citizens in the first two years – his squad was the top dog in their league.
The arrival of Jurgen Klopp, his spirit, and his gegenpressing has usurped Guardiola from the top,and after delivering hat-trick league titles in Spain as well as Germany, the Spaniard will fall short at two in a row in England.
This taste of defeat has seriously revitalized the coach as well as his boys, and the effects could be seen in the way they have dealing out huge defeats for whatever team that has come in front of them after the Covid-19 break.
Here too, the Citizens will surely be going after FA Cup glory, and considering their determination, as well as their h2h superiority over the Magpies, expect a Manchester City win this Sunday.
Newcastle vs Manchester City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 19 of the former 21 wins had gone to the Citizens.
- 19 of the preceding 23 encounters saw the Magpies conceding two or more goals.
- Not once have the Citizens failed to score against this opponent since 2014.
- Since 2007, the hosts have a total of one win at this venue.
- The guests are on a scoring streak at this stadium since 2005.
Newcastle vs Manchester City: Prediction
The Magpies recorded a 2-3 win on the road in the previous round of the competition, against West Brom. Meanwhile, the Citizens registered a narrow 0-1 win on the road against Sheffield Wednesday.
As things stand, the Citizens are easily the huge favorites. They have been the best team in England along with Liverpool for the past three-four years, and especially on the offensive front, they have been one of the best teams in the whole of Europe.
On the other hand, the Magpies are a paltry lower tier team, that’s been running scared to avoid relegation. On top of that, the Citizens are desperate for the FA Cup trophy after the level of intensity Jurgen Klopp’s men have shown throughout the season.
Moreover, the Citizens have also a terrific h2h record against this opponent, and even particularly so at this stadium. Considering all these observations, expect a huge win for Manchester City this Sunday.
Newcastle vs Manchester City: Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 1.60 (3/5)
Manchester City -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).