Man City, the reigning champions, will be visiting Newcastle intending to unseat Liverpool as the top EPL team, Bet Extract reports.

Man City faces Newcastle in a fight to regain top EPL spot

Man City, the reigning champions, will be visiting Newcastle intending to unseat Liverpool as the top EPL team. Both teams have a lot riding on this game, with the hosts looking to improve their dismal league performance, Bet Extract reports.

With Man City trying to close the gap on the two teams above them, Liverpool and Aston Villa, this game is crucial to the title fight. If City wins, they will pass Villa and move up to second place before playing Everton the next day. Given that Liverpool is off this weekend, it will also reduce their lead at the top to two points.

Newcastle is now 11 points off of the top four in ninth place. It will be difficult for them to earn a spot in the Champions League in consecutive seasons. If Chelsea wins at noon, they might be in eighth place by kickoff. They will move up to seventh place if they win, passing both Brighton and Manchester United.

Newcastle’s 39 goals this season are only surpassed by four other teams, demonstrating their strong offensive performance. Earlier in the season, they achieved a significant 8-0 victory against Sheffield United. Their current record of nine wins and nine losses represents their current level of inconsistency.

It should come as no surprise that Man City leads the league in goals scored with 45. They’ve only given up 21 goals as well. With eighteen, only Liverpool has let in fewer. Pep Guardiola’s team has stayed within striking distance of the top two despite a recent run of bad performance, so they should be optimistic about their chances of winning the championship for a record four times in a row.

In the rematch, Man City won all three points at the Etihad in August thanks to a goal from Julian Alvarez. But a month later, the Geordies got their comeuppance when they eliminated City from the League Cup with a 1-0 win of their own thanks to Isak.


Nine goals in 15 league appearances have the Swedish striker established himself as the club’s leading scorer. In addition, Callum Wilson and Anthony Gordon have each scored seven and six goals, albeit the former will be out due to injury. City has dominated the last ten Premier League encounters, winning eight of them and losing just one. Salomon Rondon and Matt Ritchie’s goals at the start of 2019 offset Sergio Aguero’s opening minute to give Newcastle their lone victory. When the Magpies play their opponents this weekend, they will be looking to snap an eight-game league winless streak.

Both teams have played a total of 46 matches together with 9 straight games won by Newcastle United. Man City emerged victorious in 31 games. Six games resulted in draws. In straight-up games, both sides scored 2.91 goals on average in each game.

Newcastle United averaged 1.89 goals per game throughout the actual season. The overall number of goals (both team and opponent) in 13 (72.22%) home games was more than 1.5 goals. 10 (55.56%) of the 2024 season’s home games included total goals (by both the team and the opposition). More than 2.5 goals.

In the 2024 season, Man City scored 2.42 goals on average per game. Out of 14 (82.35%) away games, the total goals (both team and opponent) were More than 1.5 goals. Goals total for the away team in 13 (76.47%) of the games played More than 2.5 goals.


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