Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Manchester City play host to Newcastle United at their Etihad Stadium on Matchday 24. The Citizens are leading the chase for the Premier League title, but they suffered a 4-3 loss to Liverpool at the weekend. Pep Guardiola’s men are eager to make amends for the defeat and we predict that the league leaders are going to leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s football match against Newcastle United. Man City are a real force to be reckoned with at home and they are likely to return to winning ways this weekend. The Magpies are determined to secure yet another Premier League survival, but they should not be looking for points in games against title-chasing teams. David faces Goliath at Etihad Stadium and there is every chance Rafa Benitez’s men are going to return home empty-handed. When the two teams met at St. James’ Park in December Man City recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Newcastle.
Highlighted Player (Vincent Kompany):
Vincent Kompany is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world of football. The Belgian ace was born on 10 April, 1986 and he is capable of playing as centre back and defensive midfielder. Kompany began his youth career at Anderlecht and in 2006 he arrived to Germany to play for Bundesliga side Hamburger SV. Two years later he signed for Manchester City for a fee of £6 million. The Man City defender has won two Premier League trophies with the Etihad Stadium outfit (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and he made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season with the Citizens. Vicent Kompany was named the Premier League player of the season in the 2011/2012 campaign and it has to be noted that he was awarded the captaincy of Man City back then. The Belgium international married Carla Higgs in 2011, who gave birth to their two children (daughter and son).
Highlighted Team (Newcastle United):
Newcastle United failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, as a result, they dropped to the English second tier. The Magpies will host their rivals at their St. James’ Park in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign and it has to be noted that the capacity of the stadium is 52,354.
Newcastle United have won four domestic trophies (1904/1905, 1906/1907, 1908/1909, 1926/1927), while lifting six FA Cup titles (1910, 1924, 1932, 1951, 1952, 1955) and a number of star players were part of the St. James’ Park outfit in the past.
David Ginola, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Nolberto Solano, Gary Speed, Obafemi Martins and Kevin Nolan are notable footballers who are still remembered at the club. Newcastle’s fiercest rivals are Sunderland and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals face each other in the Tyne-Wear derby. The color of Newcastle’s home kit is black and white.