Game: Newcastle – Manchester City
Date: 12 January, Sunday 2014 year
Start time: 14:05 GMT
Newcastle United hosts Manchester City in game of the twenty-first round of Premiership. Before this match, Newcastle is on 7th position in the stantings with 33 points, while “The Sky Blues” are on 3th position with 44 point, two points behind leaders Chelsea.
Newcastle improved performance recently and climb up in the ranking. Thus the team intervened in the fight for places entitling participation in the Europa League. The striker Loïc Remy has of course been instrumental in their success. The Magpies struggled at the back end of last season when Demba Ba moved to Chelsea but Remy has replaced his goals, netting ten times since his loan transfer from QPR.
Goalkeeper Tim Krul and midfielder Yohan Cabaye could both return to the Newcastle squad. Krul (shoulder) and Cabaye (Achilles) both missed the FA Cup third round defeat by Cardiff last weekend, but are back in training and may figure.
Manchester City will be confident of repeating their 4-0 drubbing of Newcastle in the opening weekend of the season but their away record still has a few eyebrows raised, with regards to their title credentials.
“The Sky Blues” will give newly-crowned African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure as long as possible to prove his fitness after the midfielder took a knock to his ankle during Wednesday’s Capital One Cup demolition of West Ham United.
Facts before match:
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 13 of Man City’s last 16 games in the Premier League.
Man City have won 8 of their last 9 matches in the Premier League.
Man City are undefeated in their last 15 matches against Newcastle in all competitions.
Manchester City to Win 1.75 % or 4/6 in