Manchester City v Newcastle United: Match Preview, Predictions, Venue & Where to Watch
After Wolves ended a run of 4 straight wins at the Molineaux last week, the defending champions will welcome Newcastle United to the Etihad, hoping to restart their winning streak.
Rafael Benitez and his men will be looking for at least a point when they travel to Manchester after a poor start to their campaign that has seen them earning just a single point, against newcomers Fulham, from their first three matches. The Magpies will be hoping for an upset to finally get their first victory of the season.
Manchester City vs Newcastle United: Kickoff information
Date: 1st September 2018, Saturday
Kickoff: 17:30 PM (local time), 22:00 PM (IST)
Live Stream: https://www.hotstar.com/sports/football
Live Telecast: Star Sports Select (India), BT Sport1 (UK)
Venue: City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester City vs Newcastle United: Team News
Manchester City has no new concern in the injury list but playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, defender Danilo and second goalkeeper Claudio Bravo are still sidelined with injuries.
Captain Jamaal Lascelles is expected to be back in the Magpies squad after missing the trip against Chelsea, while defender Javier Manquilo and midfielders Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie are still out. Isaac Hayden may feature after serving his three-match suspension.
Defender Florian Lejeune remains a long-term absentee for the Magpies.
Manchester City vs Newcastle United: Probable Line-ups
Manchester City: Ederson, Kyle Walker, Vincent Kompany, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero
Newcastle United: Martin Dubravka, De-Andre Yedlin, Federico Fernandez, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett, Ki Sung-Yeung, Mohamed Diame, Jacob Murphy, Ayoze Perez, Salomon Rondon
Manchester City vs Newcastle United: Form Guide
The last 5 matches in all competitions including friendlies
Manchester City: D-W-W-W-L
Newcastle United: L-L-D-L-L
Manchester City vs Newcastle United: Predictions
The defending champions are expected to dismantle the poor Newcastle United defence quite easily, with Sergio Aguero very likely to add to his tally of 14 goals against Newcastle United, while an inspired performance from their defence might still help the Magpies gather a single point.
Predicted Score: 4-0