Finding the rear of the net has not been Manchester City’s strong point this season, yet Pep Guardiola will trust that his side have rediscovered their goalscoring contact subsequent to getting four past Arsenal on Tuesday night. Gunners were helped by a not exactly persuading execution from Runar Alex Runnarson in the middle of the sticks.
Guardiola’s men are well en route to a fourth sequential victory in the EFL Cup, however City’s consideration currently goes to the Premier League as they hope to get their title charge in the groove again heading into the New Year.
City were made to work for their triumph at Southampton a weekend ago, yet Raheem Sterling’s initial completion guaranteed that Guardiola’s group went back from the South Coast with another win, which was just their third triumph in their last seven top flight games, nonetheless.
It is feasible for eighth-put City to break into the top four on this bubbly end of the week, however Guardiola’s men would have to win and expectation that Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Chelsea all endure rout, which is very far-fetched to happen regardless of the astonishments that Boxing Day fixtures have hurled previously.
Newcastle supervisor Steve Bruce acknowledged that he would be intensely reprimanded for the Magpies’ exhibition at Brentford, with Josh Dasilva’s second-half victor enough to dump the Premier League side out of the opposition at the quarter-last stage.
Bruce keeps on separating assessment among the Newcastle fanbase, yet with no cup football to fight with for an additional couple of weeks, the Magpies manager can essentially zero in on delivering more reliable outcomes in the Premier League heading into 2021.
Newcastle have just tasted rout once in their last four Premier League games a run which incorporates triumphs over Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion however the Magpies needed to depend on a dubiously granted Callum Wilson penalty to rescue them of difficulty against a 10-man Fulham a weekend ago.
Should Bruce’s men resist the chances and sway Man City’s turf, they will incidentally jump Wolverhampton Wanderers into eleventh before the West Midlands outfit face Spurs on Sunday, yet lossing would hand Crystal Palace and Leeds United the occasion to surpass Newcastle this end of the week.
City put five past Newcastle without answer in this match last season, and the Magpies have not won a top flight game on the hosts’ turf for more than 20 years.
City, and Aguero specifically, brag an amazingly solid record against the Magpies, who will even now be faltering from their hosing EFL Cup exit. Guardiola’s men have not hit their typical goalscoring statures in the Premier League, yet they will extravagant their odds against a woeful Newcastle defense, so this should be a standard win for City on Boxing Day. Hence , we predict Manchester city to win the match.
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