Manchester City – Newcastle: City can run its unbeaten Premier League run to six with a win over struggling Newcastle United on Saturday (start time 3pm ET on NBCSN online via NBCSports.com).
The Citizens blasted Arsenal 4-1 in the League Cup on Tuesday after slipping past Southampton 1-0 at the weekend. City has won its last 11 home PL dates with Newcastle.
Newcastle, meanwhile, is without two massive pieces due to ongoing COVID-19 battles for Jamaal Lascelles and Allan Saint-Maximin. The Magpies lost 1-0 to Championship side Brentford in League Cup action on Tuesday.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this clash between City and the Magpies.
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Man City is without Gabriel Jesus and Eric Garcia.
Newcastle is going back to five at the back for this one, as Federico Fernandez will lead a team without Javi Manquillo, Jonjo Shelvey, and Martin Dubravka in addition to Saint-Maximin and Lascelles. Callum Wilson and Jamal Lewis start on the bench.
Your City line-up to face the Magpies! 👇
XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Ake, Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne (C), Bernardo, Torres, Sterling.
SUBS | Steffen, Aguero, Zinchenko, Laporte, Mendy, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Foden, Palmer.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 26, 2020
This is how we line-up for #MCINEW at the Etihad this evening.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 26, 2020
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Man City is an overwhelming favorite to win at -1000, with a draw a long shot itself at +800. A Newcastle win would provide a +1800 return.
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Is there any way to imagine Newcastle plucking a point, let alone three, from the Etihad? We’ll hear any argument but it sure seems unlikely that this isn’t a day for City to break out the big numbers. Man City 4-0 Newcastle.
How to watch Manchester City – Newcastle, stream and start time
Kick off: 3pm ET Saturday
TV Channel: NBCSN
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com