Wednesday, July 8, will be the match 34-th round of the championship of England, where Manchester city take Newcastle. At first glance it may seem that teams are deprived of tournament motivation. In fact, it is not.
Manchester city after the restart of the season this is with varying degrees of success. Interestingly, the bulls have not been draws. In the last six matches, Josep Guardiola’s team scored 3 wins and suffered just as many defeats.
“City” is surprisingly fragile. Beating Liverpool (4:0), “citizens” lost, “Southampton” with a minimum score.
Most surprising not even the losing team from Manchester, and the fact that she never scored. Gabriel BOM Jesus has not yet enjoyed the absence of Sergio Aeuro. But, whatever it was, the “Manchester city” 2-e a place in standings of the Premier League and an excellent breakaway from “Lester” on 8 points.
New personnel losses the citizens have not observed. Aguero is the only one who was out for a long time. It is likely that the starting lineup will be back Kevin De Bruyne, who started the match against the “Southampton” on the bench. But Oleksandr Zinchenko, committed the blunder in the same match, is unlikely to come at the start.
Newcastle upon resumption of the season looks good. Based on the results set to pause, the magpies have not lost in the Premier League for six matches. The only defeat after the restart the team of Steve Bruce suffered in the match 1/4 finals of the FA Cup (0:2). However, then Newcastle played at “Bournemouth”, who shipped 4 goals.
The magpies have several reasons at least not to lose on “Etihad”. First, you need to get even with “citizens” for a Cup match. Second, defeat may drop a team 2 places down in the standings. Currently Newcastle is located on the 12th place with 43 points in the asset. Behind the “forty” are the “Southampton” and “crystal Palace”, which would be not against to improve their position.
I wonder what the statistics are on the side of Newcastle. The magpies defeated the bulls 72 times. The “Manchester city” 69 Victoria. Even 40 times the teams played to a draw. This season Newcastle won man city. In the first match the team played a draw – 2:2, and Cup game between the magpies conceded. Last season Newcastle won “Manchester city” with the score 2:1.
Newcastle in recent years is not a very convenient opponent for Manchester city. However, the citizens for all their problems will come in as favorites for this match. Bookmakers do not believe in the command of Steve Bruce. The odds on the home win – 1,11; to Victoria guests of 28.0. A draw is quoted for 9.90. High probability that the match will be scored more than three goals (cal. Of 1.99).
Newcastle after the restart scored at least one goal in every Premier League match. At Manchester city, occasionally there are problems in defense, so the magpies can score on the counterattack. Another question is how much score the bulls. At Newcastle very little chance of even a draw. Manchester city consistently performs well in his field even in an empty stadium. In the last two games of the bulls home – 8 goals scored and 0 conceded. Bayern will be looking to continue the winning trend.
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mandy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, BOM Jesus, Sterling.
Newcastle: Dubravka; Yedlin, Fernandez, United Lessells, Cher, Rose; Sergio Almirón, Bentaleb, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin; Llinton.
July 8, Wednesday
|Manchester City — Newcastle|
|Manchester. The Etihad Stadium. 20:00|
|TV broadcast on the TV channel Setanta Sports Ukraine|
|Manchester City – Newcastle. Online broadcast of the match|
|Forecast Sport.ua — 3:1|