Manchester City vs Newcastle - Premier League: TV channel, team news, lineups & prediction

One of the biggest games of the weekend in the Premier League sees Newcastle United travel to Manchester City in an effort to put the Carabao Cup final defeat behind them.

The Magpies were beaten 2-0 at Wembley by Manchester United and will now be trying to get the better of the other Manchester club. City need to respond to Arsenal's 4-0 win over Everton on Wednesday night with a five-point gap now in effect with the same number of games played.

Newcastle know they have work to do to get back into the top four so they will be playing to win at the Etihad. Here is everything you need to know about the game.

Where are Manchester City vs Newcastle playing?

  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Stadium: Etihad Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 4 March
  • Kick-off Time: 12:30 GMT / 07:30 ET / 04:30 PT
  • Referee: Simon Hooper
  • VAR: Michael Salisbury

Manchester City vs Newcastle H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Manchester City: 4 wins
  • Newcastle: 0 wins
  • Draws: 1

Current Form (Last Five Games)

  • Manchester City: WDDWW
  • Newcastle: WDDLL

How to watch Manchester City vs Newcastle on TV and live stream

Manchester City team news

John Stones is still a doubt for Man City after he suffered a hamstring injury against Arsenal in the FA Cup third round. He may be back in the squad here but is not expected to start the game.

Staying in defence, Aymeric Laporte has been absent for the last three games due to an illness but could make his return against Eddie Howe's side on Saturday lunchtime.

Back-up goalkeeper Stefan Ortega may also return to the fold after a hand injury but he was never expected to feature regardless.

Manchester City predicted lineup vs Newcastle

Man City predicted lineup (3-2-4-1): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte; Gundogan, Rodri; Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Foden; Haaland.

Newcastle team news

Newcastle are expected to be without both Matt Targett and Joe Willock for the trip to Manchester. Evaluations will be carried out on Bruno Guimaraes as he played while seemingly carrying an injury in the Carabao Cup final defeat.

Howe is glad to have both Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson to choose from in attack and may look to rotate the team slightly after such a tough game against Manchester United. Nick Pope, who missed that game due to a red card against Liverpool, will come back in for Martin Dubravka.

Newcastle predicted lineup vs Manchester City

Newcastle predicted lineup (4-3-3): Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Murphy, Isak, Saint-Maximin.

Manchester City vs Newcastle score prediction

It will be fascinating to see whether Newcastle have a positive reaction to the Carabao Cup final defeat or if they are still licking their wounds. City certainly won't be going easy on them and this is one of the worst fixtures to have.

Pep Guardiola's side know they are in a serious title fight and have work to do. Newcastle's form had deteriorated before the cup final and City should have enough to take the three points here. It won't be easy, though.

Prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle

Source : 90min