Newcastle vs. Manchester City Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 21, 2022 17:30 CET
One of the central sporting events of Sunday is undoubtedly the duel between Newcastle and Manchester City. The match will be played at 17:30.
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The team from St James Park started this season much better than last year.
In the first match, they won 4 points and thus showed that this season they will be closer to the fight for Europe than the fight for survival. However, after a convincing 2-0 win against Nottingham, they performed very poorly against Brighton last week as the game ended 0-0.
There is definitely progress compared to last season, but great turbulence and sudden drops in the form are still visible. What could be a problem for them is the fact that both meetings so far had halves in which they looked terrible on the field.
For the ambitions they have, this should not happen.
First place in the table after two rounds and a goal difference of 6:0. This is City’s performance in the Premier League so far, and we have to say that it is completely expected.
This season they have an even stronger team than last year, and if they are maximally focused, we don’t see that anyone will be able to seriously harm them.
Although it is only the beginning of the season, the City team has shown enviable defensive qualities. That’s an improvement over last season, when their defenders made a lot of stupid mistakes.
Again, we expect a very offensive approach from the start, and knowing Guardiola, we won’t be surprised if City decides the winner in the first 45 minutes.
Manchester City have won the last 5 matches between them. In the last two games, City won 5:0 and 4:0.
Injuries and suspensions
Newcastle: Shelvey. Fernandez, Krafth, Lewis and Targett are questionable.
Manchester City: Laporte.
Last season, City lost important points several times in “small” games and thus allowed Liverpool to get close to them in the table.
After the first 2 games, it seems that they will not want to make the same mistakes this season, so we can expect a very aggressive approach against Newcastle.
Head-to-head history shows that the City team knows how to play against Newcastle, and with absenteeism issues and weaker playing staff, we don’t see a way Newcastle can offer serious resistance to the favored opponent.
Our forecast: 0-3.
Date and time: 21.08.2022 17:30 CET
Prediction: Manchester City -1.25 AH