Newcastle vs Man City English Premier League Match, Date: Friday, 14 May 2021, Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET, Venue: St. James’ Park.
City have once again been crowned champions of England and this is their first match after confirmation. They would surely want to dish out a win, and against the Magpies, 16, they are expected to do so.
Pep Guardiola’s men have a ten-point lead at the top with three games to go, scoring the most goals and conceding the least.
They will also try to gain momentum, as the final of the Champions League is approaching, and that too against an English team.
Furthermore, they lost to Chelsea on the final day of play, which they are supposed to meet in the CL final, and Pep will be eager to rectify what went wrong that day.
Meanwhile, Steve Bruce’s men have mathematically shielded themselves from the descent threshold, and that will probably take some of the fire off them. They would simply like to get through the rest of the campaign without too many incidents.
On top of that, the newly crowned champions also have excellent h2h record against this foe throughout the years.
At first glance, Manchester City can be expected to win this Friday at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle vs Man City: head to head (H2H)
The reverse match ended with a 2-0 victory for the Citizens.
They are on a three-game winning streak and have recorded 22 of the last 24 total wins.
They had scored two or more goals in six of the last seven games.
Note that they had also kept a clean sheet during the last three meetings.
Since 2005, the hosts have only won once at this stadium.
Newcastle vs Manchester City prediction
The Magpies got a 2-4 away win on the final matchday, against Leicester. Meanwhile, Guardiola’s men lost 1-2 at home to Chelsea.
Additionally, Bruce’s men were winless in 21 of their last 26 games overall, losing six games in the process. Note that they also have a total of just two home wins from the second week of December.
On the other hand, their counterparts had won five of their last six games and had also won 33 of their previous 37 games. Additionally, they had also won 19 of their last 20 road trips.
With these stats in mind, expect Manchester City to win this Friday against Newcastle and expect plenty of goals as well.
Newcastle vs Man City: betting tips
Manchester City -1.5 Asian Handicap at 1.83 (5/6)
Over 1.5 goals in the second half to 1.75 (3/4).