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Manchester City vs. Newcastle Pick & Prediction AUG 21st 2022

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Newcastle vs. Manchester City: to stay at the top

The action continues in the Premier League and some teams begin to show that they will be strong candidates to win the title, while others seek to become revelations of the competition. Indeed, next Sunday's clash between Newcastle and Manchester City will be one of the most attractive on matchday three considering that two teams from the top of the standings will face each other.

On the one hand, Pep Guardiola's Citizens want to repeat the title and be crowned two-time Premier League champions, as sports forecasts anticipate, and only a few teams will be in a position to snatch the glory from them, such as Liverpool, Chelsea and some other revelations.

For their part, Eddie Howe's Magpies have only one goal in mind, which is to maintain the category, taking into account last season where Newcastle suffered for much of the tournament due to poor results. Likewise, the accumulation of points will allow you to dream of qualifying for a European competition.

Latest Newcastle matches

The Magpies want to return to their glory days where they were a stumbling block for the most powerful teams in the Premier League. And for this, Eddie Howe will seek to get the most out of his coaches despite not having luxury reinforcements or an oiled operation such as Liverpool and Manchester City offer.

It seems that the institutional chaos is already a thing of the past and now Newcastle seeks once and for all to consolidate itself in the Premier League and say goodbye forever to the fight to maintain the category.

However, the main objective is still to get away from the low zone and why not dream of qualifying for a European competition, despite not being one of the favorites of sports forecasts .

For this new season, Newcastle prepared in the best way with several friendlies against important rivals: they thrashed Gateshead 5-1 to boost team morale, thrashed Munich 1860 3-0, lost 1-0 to Mainz, 3-2 against Benfica, they defeated Atalanta 1-0 and Athletic Bilbao 2-1 in the last preparation match.

The debut in the Premier League was positive after a resounding 2-0 at home and against a direct rival like the recently promoted Nottingham Forest, whom the Magpies made him pay the floor fee. Subsequently, Newcastle rescued a bittersweet result after a goalless draw on their visit to Brighton, another direct rival to maintain the category.

So far, Howe's team remains in fifth place in the standings with 4 points from two games played after a win and a draw. In addition, Newcastle converted two goals in favor and did not concede as many in 180 minutes, reflecting the defensive solidity of the team.

Last Manchester City matches

Pep Guardiola's Ciudadanos had a hectic transfer market. Although the departure of Gabriel Jesús and Raheem Sterling may be missed, the arrival of Erling Haaland overshadowed any kind of loss in attack and although the German is not yet in fine tune, all hopes are pinned on his goalscoring contribution.

Pep Guardiola does not give up his footballing principles and Manchester City continues to strictly respect the idea of offensive play and possession of the ball. It is no coincidence that Manchester City is the main sports betting favorite to repeat the title.

It is true that the results in the preparation friendlies were not as expected, much less so was the 3-1 loss to Liverpool for the Community Shield, a minor tournament, but one that remains official and was left in the hands of Klopp.

Guardiola took note of the mistakes made in defense by his team and reverted in time for his Premier League debut, where he had to visit West Ham, whom he justly beaten 2-0. Subsequently, Manchester City showed all their power at the Etihad Stadium to beat Bournemouth 4-0.

In short, Manchester City remains leader of the Premier League with a perfect score after two wins in the same number of games with six goals in favor and two clean sheets.

Background between both

Newcastle and Manchester City played 150 matches in the Premier League with 62 Ciudadanos wins, 35 draws and 53 Magpies wins. Likewise, at St James Park they met 75 times with 41 local wins for Newcastle, 16 draws and just 18 away wins for Manchester City in the Premier League.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to Premier League predictions is that the last clash between the two at St. James Park was a 4-0 thrashing of Manchester City during the 2021-2022 season.

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Fabian Scharr and Callum Wilson are the only players to have scored for the Magpies in the Premier League. For their part, Miguel Almirón and Saint Maximin can unbalance at any time.

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Erling Haaland is the favorite of the Premier League predictions to open the scoring next Sunday against Newcastle. Indeed, the Norwegian striker scored two goals in the tournament and is the top scorer for the Citizens. Also, De Bruyne, Foden and Gundogan each have a goal in the tournament.

Sports bets

Sports betting houses coincide in the favoritism of the Citizens to keep the three points. In effect, the away victory of Manchester City offers a price of 1.36, placing the tie at 5.00 and the local victory of Newcastle at 8.00.

On the other hand, if both teams convert, the odds will be 1.80, while the 2-0 favorable to Manchester City is the favorite result with a odds of 8.00. In addition, an interesting combination is that of Manchester City 1-0 at halftime and 3-0 final result whose total odds are 17.00.

Finally, if Haaland opens or closes the scoring the odds will be 3.50, while Callum Wilson's goal at any time offers 4.00.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Sunday 12:30 p.m. ESPN and Star+.

Brazil: 12:30 p.m. NOW Net, Guigo and Star+.

Columbia: 10:30 a.m. Star+.

Mexico: 10:30 a.m. Paramount+.

United States: 11:30 a.m. Telemundo and SiriusXM.

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