Newcastle will try to defend well tomorrow at the Etihad Stadium, and maybe we can get the point we almost got when the league leaders beat us 1-0 at St. James’ Park in late December.
But one thing we don’t want to see tomorrow afternoon in the late kick-off game is a heavy defeat.
We have a decent goal difference at the moment of -10, and that can help us survive this season as it’s worth an extra point.
-10 is not great but better than most teams down in the relegation zone and we want to keep it that way.
Pep Guardiola – Manchester City manager
We think Rafa could well play a 5-4-1 formation tomorrow and try to nullify the talented (and expensive) Manchester City side who are coming off their first PL loss of the season – 4-3 last weekend ay Liverpool.
Here’s the side that could start the game tomorrow:
Yedlin Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett Manquillo
Ritchie Merino Diame Perez
If Chancel Mbemba is fit, we would have in at left back.
Think we need Joselu to hold the ball once we get it up there and Diame will provide some physical presence in the center of midfield and Mo have been looking good lately.
Perez is on the left wing because he can work hard and track back and of course, he’s looked in very good form of late.
The best we can hope for is a draw tomorrow – but anything is possible.