Premier League In Focus – Newcastle vs Manchester City Preview

When? Wednesday 27th December, 19:45 (UK)

Where? St James’ Park

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

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Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Newcastle W1, Manchester City W3, D1
Premier League meetings: Newcastle W7, Manchester City W20, D7
All-time meetings: Newcastle W71, Manchester City W65, D39

NEWCASTLE

Predicted line-up: Elliot; Manquillo, Lejeune, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Saivet, Shelvey, Atsu; Diame; Gayle

Unavailable: Colback (Injured), Haidara (Injured), Gamez (Injured), Mitrovic (Injured)

Doubtful: Hayden (Injured), Merino (Injured)

MANCHESTER CITY

Predicted line-up: Ederson; Walker, Mangala, Otamendi, Danilo; David Silva, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Sane

Unavailable: Mendy (Injured), Stones (Injured), Foden (Injured)

Doubtful: Kompany (Injured), Mangala (Injured)

PREDICTION
City are just relentless right now and it is virtually impossible to oppose them in any game at the minute. Newcastle will graft hard but their struggling defence is hardly likely to halt this City attack. Expect the visitors to get the win in what could be a high scoring game.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time these two sides met was back in April 2016 with St James’ Park being the setting. The game finished as a 1-1 draw but Newcastle fans may well have celebrated a little more than usual as the result bought an end to 16 previous league meetings with Manchester City without a win.