Newcastle United are set to host Manchester City at Etihad Stadium for the next round of fixtures in the English Premier League.
Manchester City remain in second position on the Premier League as they attempt to close the 4 point gap to Liverpool. In their last outing, Manchester City won with some comfort as they beat Huddersfield Town 3-0 away from home. It was a dominant performance by Manchester City as they controlled 68% of the possession while completing more than double the number of passes when compared to Huddersfield. Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane both looked in exceptional form as they scored good goals to secure the win. Manchester City remain unbeaten in 2019 and judging by the team’s form, they will be very hard to beat in this match.
On the other side of the coin, Newcastle United also won their last fixture as they beat Cardiff City by a score of 3-0. It was a good performance by the Magpies as Fabian Schar led the team with 2 goals. It has been a tough season for Newcastle United as the team has only won 5 games all season. The strikers have struggled and it seems very unlikely the Magpies will be able to score in this game as their opponents are very strong defensively.
Manchester City and Newcastle United played earlier in the season at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. On that occasion, Manchester City won 2-1.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Manchester City to win this match. Manchester City are one of the top teams in the league while Newcastle United are fighting to avoid relegation. There is a great difference in quality amongst the two teams and with Manchester City in good form, I see the visitors leaving with all 3 points.