The Citizens are hoping to extend their Premier League unbeaten run to seven games when they host the Magpies on Saturday. Take a look at our Manchester City vs Newcastle Preview for this Boxing Day encounter.
Manchester City Recent Form & Team News
Manchester City are experiencing their worst start to a Premier League season in the previous ten years. With a win rate of just 50% as a home favorite (W3, D2, L1), the Citizens should be cautious on Saturday. However, they do have a better home and away league record of W4, D2 vs teams that started the round in the bottom half of the standings.
Now without a defeat in five PL matches, Man City will be looking to add three points at home following a win on the road. That’s something they failed to do after their two prior league victories on the road. (D1, L1). A concerning fact could be that they converted only three of their five opening league goals at home into win (D1, L1).
Player to watch: Raheem Sterling scored the opener in all four goalscoring games this PL campaign. He scored his fourth goal in the previous PL round.
Hot stat: Both sides have found the back of the net in six of the last eight Premier League H2H duels. Those eight encounters averaged 3.63 goals per contest (Man City 2.63, Newcastle 1.00).
Pep Guardiola cannot count on Gabriel Jesus (illness), Kyle Walker (illness), and Eric Garcia (knock).
Newcastle Recent Form & Team News
Newcastle haven’t collected 20 Premier League points in their opening 14 games since 2014/15. Yet, after going without a win in their previous two league matches (D1, L1), the Magpies are on the verge of their longest PL winless streak of the campaign. The encouragement for them is the fact they haven’t lost consecutive road matches in the league since 2019/20.
Interestingly, only one of Newcastle’s six away games in the league saw one team lead at the end of both halves. The team that scored the opening goal got a victory in the end on only three occasions (D2, L1). Still, Newcastle have an unbeaten rate of 66.67% as a traveling underdog (W2, D2, L2), thanks to the fact they scored the game’s last goal in four away matches.
Player to watch: Callum Wilson has scored Newcastle’s first goal in five of the six Premier League matches in which he was on the scoresheet. Also, he netted a goal in the last PL round.
Steve Bruce will be without Martin Dubravka (calf), Javier Manquillo (illness), Fabian Schar (illness), and Allan Saint-Maximin (calf).
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