Man City travel to St James' Park on Friday evening as Premier League champions once again. The Cityzens claimed the title after their cross town rivals Manchester United failed to win at home to Leicester on Tuesday, handing Guardiola his third Premier League title.

Newcastle United are safe from the relegation zone. They are 12 points above 18th-place Fulham. The Magpies are coming off of a brilliant 4-2 victory over Leicester City away from home. With three games left to play, Newcastle United are mathematically safe from the drop. Steve Bruce’s team are unbeaten in five of their last six matches. The manager has been able to get the best out of the team late in the campaign.

Newcastle United’s last win against Manchester City came in 2018-19 at St. James’ Park. In the four matches to occur between the clubs since that Newcastle United victory, they ended in two wins for Manchester City and two draws.

The reverse fixture between Newcastle United and Manchester City in the Premier League finished in a 2-0 win for Pep Guardiola’s team. Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres scored on either side of the halftime break.

Newcastle United vs Manchester City Betting Odds

 

Manchester City have simply run away with the Premier League in the second half of the season. They have 80 points with an expected points total of 78.86. Despite the Cityzens’ good play overall, they have lost two of their four matches in the league. Chelsea claimed a late 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday in a preview of the Champions League Final. Guardiola’s team are still the frontrunners for the title and should claim it unless the biggest collapse in Premier League history occurs.

When looking at the betting markets, it's no suprise to see that the bookies favour Guardiola's side on Friday night. The Cityzens are at odds of 2/9 to win at full-time versus Newcastle United for the third straight time in the Premier League. The last two matches between the clubs in the league saw Manchester City win by a combined 7-0.

Newcastle United are on an uptick of form, however. They are fifth in the current league form table after taking 11 points from the last 18 available. It is one point fewer than Manchester City took over the course of their last six league fixtures. Now with their Premier League status confirmed for yet another year, will the Magpies have any need to take this game seriously?

The Magpies are at odds of 12/1 to win at full-time against Manchester City for the first time in five attempts in all competitions. Newcastle United have taken 39 points overall this season and have an expected points figure of 36.62. The last time these teams played at St. James’ Park in the league, the match finished 2-2. Newcastle United and Manchester City are at odds of 5/1 to draw.

Newcastle United vs Manchester City Team News

Newcastle United manager Bruce has six players on the suspension and injury list. Defender Jamaal Lascelles is ruled out of the game with an ankle injury. He is unlikely to return until the end of the month. Defender Fabian Schar is suspended for the game. Midfielder Ryan Fraser remains sidelined with a groin injury.

Meanwhile, goalie Karl Darlow, Elliot Anderson, and Isaac Hayden are all ruled out through their various injuries. Supporters are angry once more with Bruce due to a recent interview. Bruce questioned the fans’ “expectations” for the club.

Guardiola could rest a number of players against Newcastle United. He rotated the side in recent times to get key players rest ahead of the Champions League Final. It is reported that Kevin De Bruyne has “fatigue”. He could make the squad but not start. Other big names such as Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho could also be given a rest as part of their Champions League final preparations.

With Sergio Aguero’s contract nearly running out, Guardiola could start the Argentine. Aguero missed a first-half penalty against Chelsea at the weekend which ultimately cost the team all three points. Reports on Tuesday claim that defender Eric Garcia has already signed a deal to join Barcelona. A move away from Manchester City has been rumoured for the last six to nine months.

Newcastle United vs Manchester City Prediction

Manchester City to win to nil @ 11/10 - BET NOW

 

Manchester City have won three straight matches to nil against Newcastle United in all competitions. Manchester City won those three games by a combined 9-0. Three of the Cityzens’ last six games in the league finished in wins to nil. Manchester City have kept a brilliant 31 clean sheets in all competitions. Goalkeeper Ederson leads the Premier League in clean sheets with 18 in 34 matches. He has allowed just 25 goals with a rate of one goal per 122 minutes in the league.

Sergio Aguero to score anytime @ 11/10 - BET NOW

 

Sergio Aguero has played just 11 times this season in the league. He has two goals this season and thanks to being limited in appearances hasn’t not had the opportunity to score goals. Against Chelsea, Aguero had chances to score from open-play and the penalty spot. Newcastle United’s defence has conceded 58 times, the fourth-most in the league. Aguero could get on the scoresheet.

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 6/4 - BET NOW

 

Two of the last three games between Newcastle United and Manchester City finished with under 2.5 goals scored. The Cityzens won both matches by identical 2-0 scorelines. Two of Manchester City’s last five fixtures in the league finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Two of Newcastle United’s last three matches in the league finished with under 2.5 goals tallied.

Newcastle vs Man City Tips

Here are our Newcastlke vs Man City tips for Friday's Premier League match at Friday's Premier League match at St James' Park.

1. Manchester City to win to nil @ 11/10

2. Sergio Aguero to score anytime @ 11/10

3. Under 2.5 goals scored @ 6/4