Manchester City vs Newcastle United Premier League Match
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 26 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City will have the opportunity to potentially get into the top four when they play hosts to Newcastle United, in the final match of this year’s Boxing Day. The Sky Blues have had a rusty start to the campaign, having picked up just 23 points from their 13 matches, worryingly trailing league leaders Liverpool by eight points.
Manchester City do, however, have a game in hand and a win against Newcastle United could help get back into the top four, although it remains unlikely as five of the top seven clubs also play on the Boxing Day. In addition, ninth-placed Aston Villa, who are currently trailing City by just one point, have a game in hand as well, so a win is imperative for Pep Guardiola’s men to remain in the title race.
Newcastle United, on the other hand, are heading into this game on the back of a three-match winless run in all competitions. They made the headlines in midweek when they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Championship side Brentford. The Magpies also failed to win their previous two Premier League matches, notably slumping to a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Leeds United.
As a result, Steve Bruce’s men are currently dawdling in mid-table, when they could have easily positioned themselves in the top half of the table. And things won’t get any easier for the Tyneside outfit as they travel to Etihad Stadium to face one of the biggest teams in England this weekend.
Here, at The Hard Tackle, we will take a look at Newcastle’s chances of causing an upset against a Manchester City side looking to extend their winning run to three games in all competitions.