After having the week to lick the wounds for having lost the invincibility in the English Championship, Manchester City receives this Saturday, January 20, Newcastle. The match is part of the schedule of the twenty-fourth round of the 2017/2018 season of the Premier League. The start is scheduled for 15:30 (Brasília time) at Ethirad Stadium.
The recent performance of Manchester City
On Sunday, January 14, City had its 22-game losing streak (20 wins and two draws) in the Premier League interrupted by Liverpool. In Anfield Road, lost by 4 to 3. That in little affected his situation in the tournament. He remained in the lead with 52 points, 12 more than Manchester United, vice-leader.
Finally, nothing that should worry coach Pepe Guardiola, especially following a home game and against a team whose goal in the tournament is only to avoid relegation.
To try to recover, the coach will have to overcome some difficulties caused by injury. They are in injury treatment and should not be released to defend defenders Vincent Kompany (nine matches in the English Championship 2017/2018, no goal) and Benjamin Mendy (four games, no goal); the Fabian Delph socks (16 games, a goal) and Phil Foden (a game, no goal); and striker Gabriel Jesus (18 games, no goal).
current form of Newcastle
It will be up to Newcastle to defend an undefeated four-game series on Saturday. It was two wins and two draws. Three of the meetings were for the Premier League. The other placed the team in the fourth round of the FA Cup. He defeated Luton at home by 3-1.
With the dots won, the Blackbird is staying away from the relegation zone. It is the fifteenth with 23 points (six wins, five draws and 12 losses). Not enough for the fan to relax. The difference in comparison with Stoke, eighteenth placed and first in the sticking region, is only three points.
Coach Rafael Benitez also has his medical problems to set the team that will face Manchester United. Defenders Jesus Gamez (two matches in the English Championship 2017/2018, no goal), Florian Lejeune (12 matches, no goal) and Chancel Mbemba (nine matches, no goal); and strikers Dwight Gale (20 games, three goals) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (six games, one goal).
History of the clashes between Manchester City and Newcastle
City have won three of their last four matches against Newcastle. There was still a draw. In the first round of the 2017/2018 edition of the Premier League, the blues scored 1 to 0 in the black.
No matter how good City play, Liverpool’s defeat can not be considered a surprise. Even because the reds are in excellent phase. The high level of competitiveness makes it almost impossible for a team to complete 38 rounds without being beaten in the Premier League. The last made that happen was with Arsenal in the 2003/2004 season.
The fall should not be enough to shake up the experienced Manchester City athletes, who are the big favorites and the best betting option for Saturday’s showdown. It has a prize of 1.10 in Bet365. Draw shows return of 10.00 for each real bet. Newcastle, of course, is the biggest underdog in the game. If you can surprise, you will promote the multiplication of the capital invested in this possibility by 21.00. Prices in effect at 15:58 on 1/18/2018.