Newcastle escaped with a final assault
Despite all the difficulties he was experiencing, Newcastle eventually achieved its goal and escaped relegation.
This is largely due to the mistakes made by their direct competitors.
But also on their strong final assault. Moreover, against strong rivals.
They have recorded 3-2-1 in their last six games. The only loss was from Arsenal.
In their last match, they even managed to beat the deservedly fighting for the Champions League team of Leicester 4-2.
For this match, however, will be without penalty defender Fabian Cher. And the injured goal scorer Callum Wilson will be absent.
A total of 5 other players will also be absent with various injuries.
Manchester City is the new champion
Manchester City took the wrong step against Chelsea, which could have delayed their coronation a bit.
But they received an unexpected gift from the city rival.
It was the loss of Man United to Leicester that made the Citizens Champions. And now they will play their first game as such.
We have already said that their title is fully deserved.
We also commented on Pep Guardiola's new tactical approach and style that provided them.
Kevin De Bruyne may not take part in this match if he is not fully recovered.
Foden, Gundogan and Silva, who rested against Chelsea, may now return to the squad.
John Stones is definitely back. And probably Gabriel Jesus.
Forecast for Newcastle - Man City
From the point of view of the bettors, the situation around this match is complicated.
There are two teams that no longer play for anything. And besides, they will have a bit of a strange starting lineup.
In my opinion, any changes compared to the previous match in the lineups will lead to their weakening.
In Newcastle, the reason is the lack of team width.
And for Manchester City, I think that although more starters are returning now, this will have a rather negative effect.
On the one hand, they will be protected from injury.
On the other hand, they will not be as ambitious as, for example, the reserves looking for a place under the sun.
In the end, I believe that the axiom "form is temporary, class is eternal" will be confirmed. And Man City will win this match.
Of course, I would not risk betting on the odds offered for their victory.
I wonder, however, what approach will Steve Bruce choose for the match?
It is clear that in a standard championship match he would build the team in a low block and hope for a point.
Now, however, without tension over them, there is a danger that they will choose a suicidal but spectacular open game.
We are also talking about clauses to TV operators for spectacles if possible.
Emmy is such an opportunity right now.
Even without Callum Wilson, Newcastle can score the strongest defense.
And Manchester City are even able to do a goal show on their own.
Let's see if there will be an attitude towards football. Or it will be a walk in the park for very good money.
Top facts and trends
- Newcastle have lost just 1 of their last 6 games: 3-2-1.
- There are goals / goals in 8 of Newcastle's last 9 home games.
- Man City is in a series of 19 consecutive victories as a guest.
- City have lost just one of their last 14 visits to Newcastle: 9-4-1.
- Isaac Hayden has more yellow cards (8) than any other Newcastle player. Fernandinho is 5 for Man City.