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Manchester City v Newcastle: Preview, Team News and Prediction

City face a down trodden toon squad.

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The Premier League rolls on! Manchester City’s game is the against a down in their luck Newcastle side.

A match filled with plenty of story lines as both teams battle a packed schedule and quality opponents. There is plenty to discuss.

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Saturday, 26 December 2020 kick off at 8.00 pm (UK), 3.00 pm (EST)

Referee: Andre Marriner.

Assistants: Scott Ledger, Richard West.

Fourth official: Andy Madley.

VAR: Lee Mason.

Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes.

TV Info: BT Sport (UK), NBCSN (USA), DAZN (Canada)

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Preview

City enter with an impressive unbeaten run in all competitions at nine games, with just two goals conceded in that time. City sit eight albeit with a game back.

Newcastle’s last league outing coming in a 1-1 home draw against Fulham. The Magpies were also in Carabao Cup action this week, losing 1-0 away to Brentford.

This game does feel like a ‘get right’ match for City considering the magpies form. We shall see.

Team News

Pep Guardiola will have an absence in Eric Garcia and a questionable player in Nathan Ake.

Newcastle face several players out. Allan Saint-Maximin and centre-back Jamaal Lascelles, out with Covid. Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka out with injury as well.

Prediction

Manchester City 4-1 Newcastle