Manchester City will play against Newcastle United on Friday night after being crowned Premier League champions. Despite losing 2-1 to Chelsea, Citizens ensured the club’s fifth title in ten seasons as Manchester United lost to Leicester City on Tuesday evening. Newcastle’s Premier League survival is now ensured, thanks to a turnaround in results that has relieved pressure on manager Steve Bruce. Read to know everything about Newcastle United vs Manchester City match prediction and lineup.
Newcastle United lineup: Dubravka; Fernandez, Clark, Dummett; Murphy, Almiron, Shelvey, Willock, Ritchie; Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
Callum Wilson will miss the rest of the season after he injured his hamstring again. Newcastle, fortunately, has also avoided relegation. Joelinton will be available on Friday night.
Steve Bruce’s team will be without Fabian Schar and four others who are injured.
Newcastle’s Joseph Willock has scored in four consecutive games and will hold his place in the starting lineup here.
Ciaran Clark was absent against Leicester, but he did make the bench, and after another week of preparation, he should be able to retake his starting spot from Emil Krafth.
Manchester City lineup: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodrigo, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Foden
In Manchester City‘s 2-1 loss to Chelsea last weekend Pep Guardiola rested a number of key players, but the likes of Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan, and Bernardo Silva could return on Friday.
Due to fitness issues, Kevin De Bruyne was left on the bench against Chelsea, and Guardiola could keep him on the bench against Newcastle as well with the Champions League final coming up at the end of the month.
Sergio Aguero’s missed penalty effectively cost City the game against Chelsea, and Gabriel Jesus or Raheem Sterling are more likely to start if De Bruyne is not risked.
City’s John Stones should start alongside Ruben Dias at center-back after returning from suspension.
Securing their Premier League status for another season Newcastle shocked Leicester 4-2 away from home. Steve Bruce’s team has only lost two of their last ten league games, winning points against Liverpool and Tottenham in the process.
Since March, Manchester City has struggled in the Premier League losing to Chelsea, Leeds United, and Manchester United. Newcastle may have changed recently, but with little to compete for, they would most likely ease off the gas pedal.
City has clinched the title with a few games to spare and can now turn their attention to the Champions League final against Chelsea.
The Magpies beat Leicester last week and picked up points against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur last month, and we think they’ll get a point on Friday night.
Our Prediction: Newcastle United 1-1 Manchester City
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