Manchester City vs. Newcastle Picks, Predictions, Odds

Manchester City and Newcastle United are set to face off on Saturday, August 19, 2023, in a primetime match that pits the defending English Premier League champions against a club that surprised many last season with its fourth place finish.

  • Date: Saturday, August 19
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium
  • Location: Manchester, England

Manchester City vs. Newcastle Prediction

Manchester City’s last game with Newcastle was arguably the most sedate affair the Etihad Stadium witnessed in 2022/23.

The home side won 2-0 and there were just 16 shots in total, the fewest in any home league game for City last term. It was an exception more than the rule, though. Pep Guardiola’s side won 22 matches in which there were at least three goals last season when only two other teams won that many in the Premier League regardless of the goal total.

With Newcastle having bagged five goals last weekend we can be confident this game will feature a few, and you have to back City at home almost regardless of who it is facing.

Manchester City vs. Newcastle Picks

Manchester City to win and Over 2.5 goals (+137)

Odds Provided by bet365 - Subject to Change

Manchester City vs. Newcastle Odds

Premier League Futures Odds

Manchester City vs. Newcastle (3:00 p.m. ET)
Manchester City -167
Newcastle United +425
Draw +300
Over 2.5 -138
Under 2.5 +110

Odds Provided by bet365 - Subject to Change

Manchester City vs. Newcastle History

Listed below are the most recent English Premier League meetings between the two clubs.

  • 2023/2022 Season:
    • Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle (March 4, 2023)
    • Newcastle 3-3 Manchester City (August 21, 2023)
  • 2021/2022 Season:
    • Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle (May 8, 2022)
    • Newcastle 0-4 Manchester City (December 19, 2021)
  • 2020/2021 Season:
    • Newcastle 3-4 Manchester City (May 14, 2021)
    • Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle (December 26, 2020)

Manchester City vs. Newcastle Preview

The Citizens and Magpies both started the 2023-24 season with impressive wins, 3-0 at Burnley and 5-1 versus Aston Villa respectively.

Manchester City and Newcastle United have a long and storied history, dating back to 1884 when they first met in a friendly match. The two teams have faced off 134 times in all competitions, with City winning 61 times, Newcastle winning 27 times, and 46 matches drawn.

The most recent meeting between the two teams was in March 2023, when City won 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Erling Haaland scored both goals for City, who were dominant throughout the match.

City have a good record against Newcastle in recent years, winning 10 of their last 12 matches. Newcastle have only won once in their last 15 matches against City, a 2-1 victory in December 2021.

Newcastle will be looking to end their losing streak against City on Saturday, but they will have a tough task ahead of them. City are the defending Premier League champions and they have been in excellent form this season. They have won both of their opening matches and they are currently top of the table.

Newcastle have also made a good start to the season, but they have not yet faced a team of City's quality. They will need to be at their best if they want to get anything from the match.

Here is a look at some of the key players to watch out for in the match:

  • Erling Haaland (Manchester City): The Norwegian striker has been in excellent form since joining City last summer.
  • Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United): The Brazilian midfielder is one of the most exciting players for the Magpies.
  • Callum Wilson (Newcastle United): The English striker is one of Newcastle's top targets.

Man City Injury Woes

The Citizens were banged up to start the season and things got even worse in the opener as Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne hurt his hamstring.

Surgery is expected and he could miss four months, some reports have said the entire season.

Other players that could miss this match include Ruben Dias (concussion) and John Stones (fitness).