Can Manchester City beat Newcastle United’s top four hopes to boost their chances of chasing Premier League leaders Arsenal?
Manchester City host top-four contenders Newcastle United in what promises to be a clash between the Premier League’s two best sides, considering an equally important game in terms of title hopes (for City) and the Premier League. That includes a top four finish (for Newcastle).
Pep Guardiola’s side are five points behind leaders Arsenal and although they managed to beat Mikel Arteta’s side at the top of the table, the Londoners’ three straight wins and a draw meant a frustrating 1-1 draw v Nottingham Forest for Man City The lead again went to the Gunners.
They meet fifth at Newcastle United, four points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who have two games in hand. Despite dropping nine points in their last four games, they are still fighting for a place in the Champions League.
Manchester City – Newcastle United Expected line-ups
Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Wanderer, Akanji, Dias, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, Haaland, Grealish
Newcastle United XI (4-3-3): Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Langstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almirón, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
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Next Manchester City fixtures
Manchester City will be hoping to keep the pressure on Arsenal next Saturday 11 March travels to Crystal Palace.
He will return to the Etihad Stadium on 14 March in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg against RB Leipzig. We risk a draw after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
Their battle for the FA Cup continues in two weeks’ time when they meet Burnley’s Vincent Kompany in the FA Cup quarter-finals on March 18th.