Newcastle United go up against Manchester City in the Premier League 2022-23 at St. James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday, August 21. The match will start at 11:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Newcastle United come into this fixture on the back of a win against Nottingham Forest and a goalless draw against Brighton & Hove Albion in their first two Premier League matches of the 2022-23 season. The Magpies finished 11th in this competition last season with 49 points. The addition of Sven Botman in the summer transfer window has bolstered the Newcastle United defense for this season.
Manchester City won the Premier League title last season after finishing with 93 points. The defending champions signed strikers Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland in the summer to add to their list of top-quality forwards. The Citizens beat West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth by a 6-0 aggregate scoreline to successfully begin their title defense in the 2022-23 season.
Newcastle United vs Manchester City Premier League 2022-23 odds
Parimatch odds: Newcastle United: 9.10, Manchester City: 1.38, Draw: 5.00
Betwinner odds: Newcastle United: 8.80, Manchester City: 1.34, Draw: 5.10
Betway odds: Newcastle United: 8.00, Manchester City: 1.36, Draw: 5.25
10CRIC odds: Newcastle United: 7.40, Manchester City: 1.41, Draw: 5.17
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Newcastle United vs Manchester City head-to-head
The defending Premier League champions Manchester City have been the superior team off late in this head-to-head, winning 16 of the 20 matches against Newcastle United. The Magpies have won twice along with two draws.
The Citizens won both matches against Newcastle United in the Premier League last season, aggregating 9-0. The visitors have won the last seven matches in a row against the Magpies.
Newcastle United’s latest win against Manchester City came in the 2018-19 season when they won 2-1 at St James’ Park.
Newcastle United vs Manchester City Premier League 2022-23 squads
Newcastle United: Nick Pope (goalkeeper), Martin Dubravka (goalkeeper), Karl Darlow (goalkeeper), Sven Botman, Dan Burn, Jamaal Lascelles (captain), Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez, Matt Targett, Jamal Lewis, Matt Ritchie, Paul Dummett, Kieran Trippier, Emil Krafth, Javier Manquillo, Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey, Joelinton, Miguel Almiron, Allan Saint-Maximin, Elliot Anderson, Ryan Fraser, Jacob Murphy, Callum Wilson, Chris Wood.
Manchester City: Ederson (goalkeeper), Stefan Ortega (goalkeeper), Scott Carson (goalkeeper), Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo, Sergio Gomez, Kyle Walker, Rodri, Kalvin Phillips, Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan (captain), Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Cole Palmer, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez.
Newcastle United vs Manchester City probable starting lineups
Newcastle United: Nick Pope (goalkeeper); Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar (captain), Sven Botman, Dan Burn; Joe Willock, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin.
Manchester City: Ederson (goalkeeper); Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan (captain); Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish.
Newcastle United vs Manchester City Premier League 2022-23 combined fantasy XI
Ederson (goalkeeper); Kieran Trippier, Ruben Dias, Dan Burn, Joao Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Guimaraes, Ilkay Gundogan; Phil Foden, Erling Haaland (captain), Allan Saint-Maximin.
Newcastle United top picks and players to watch vs Manchester City Premier League 2022-23
Bruno Guimaraes: The Brazilian midfielder scored five goals in the Premier League last season after his move to Newcastle United in January 2022. Guimaraes averages 1.5 key passes this season with an 86 per cent passing accuracy. His box-to-box movement will be crucial in this game for the Magpies.
Allan Saint-Maximin: The 25-year-old scored five goals and made five assists in the 2021-22 Premier League campaign. Saint-Maximin is a progressive dribbler and has the ability to stun defenders on the counter-attack.
Manchester City top picks and players to watch vs Newcastle United United Premier League 2022-23
Erling Haaland: The Norwegian striker scored 22 goals and made seven assists for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga last season before his move to the defending Premier League champions. Haaland scored a brace on his league debut for Manchester City against West Ham United.
Kevin De Bruyne: The 31-year-old Belgian attacking midfielder has scored 87 goals for Manchester City since his transfer in 2015. De Bruyne made 23 goal contributions in the Premier League last season and has kicked off the 2022-23 season with a goal and two assists in the opening two matches. His playmaking abilities will be key for the Citizens to break the defensive low-block of the Magpies.
Newcastle United vs Manchester City Premier League 2022-23 prediction
Manchester City have been the dominant force against Newcastle United over the last decade and are once again clear favourites to beat the Magpies. The Citizens have a superior squad and have been in impeccable form off late.
Newcastle United are the underdogs in this fixture considering their recent struggles in the Premier League. They will find it difficult to match the quality and high-pressing nature of Manchester City in this fixture.