Here is the team we predict Steve Bruce will send out for today’s match against Manchester City. It has four changes from the 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa from Monday. However, based on Steve Bruce’s comments during his press conference, we expect that Miguel Almiron will keep his place today which would leave Christian Atsu on the bench again.
We could see both Emil Krafth and Sean Longstaff make their returns today. Steve Bruce hinted that Longstaff could be involved as he is now available after his three-match ban.
DeAndre Yedlin is a doubt with a hip injury so Emil Krafth could get back into the team for the first time since September. Though he did make a late cameo against Manchester United in early October.
The one we think will definitely come back into the team is Fabian Schar. With Jamaal Lascelles being injured and Paul Dummett not faring too well against Aston Villa, it looks likely that the 27-year-old Swiss star will come back into the side.
Manchester City will be without Sergio Aguero due to a recent thigh injury and he joins three other Manchester City stars who will miss this out today.
Aguero usually finds the net against Newcastle so it is positive that he will miss out. Though it is not a serious injury for the Argentinian. Brazilian Gabriel Jesus will likely get the nod in Aguero’s place.
Matt Ritchie – ankle, Jamaal Lascelles – leg, Andy Carroll – ribs, DeAndre Yedlin – hip (late fitness test)
Manchester City Injuries
Sergio Aguero – thigh, Aymeric Laporte – knee, Leroy Sane – knee, Oleksandr Zinchenko – knee
Our poll results for this match are as you would expect considering the opponents and after the display on Monday. Of the 1,159 total votes, 878 are predicting a loss. Just 13% of those who took the poll see the lads pulling off the surprise win like last season.
What Will Be The Result Of Saturday's Match Against Manchester City?
- Loss (76%, 878 )
- Win (13%, 150 )
- Draw (11%, 131 )
Total Voters: 1,159