The defending champions Manchester City will be looking to win their third game in a row when they travel to St. James' Park to face Newcastle United. Pep Guardiola will look to make some changes in his starting lineup as some of his key players are back in action. The last time Pep faced Eddie Howe's men at St. James' Park he lost the game. So, it will be a redemption match for Pep as he would look to put on more misery for Newcastle and Eddie Howe. Thus, how will Pep Guardiola line up his Manchester City team against Eddie Howe's Newcastle? Here is the Man City predicted lineup vs Newcastle.
Man City predicted lineup vs Newcastle - Premier League
Let's start this Man City predicted lineup vs Newcastle with the formation that Pep Guardiola will play and it is expected to be 4-2-3-1 that he usually plays. Ortega played in the FA Cup tie against Huddersfield. But, it is expected that Ederson will be back for this against the Magpies.
For the right-back position, Pep will trust Kyle Walker even though he is having personal issues. There is no doubt that Ruben Dias will start this game as the center-back. Akanji is uavailable due to his injury and thus, Nathan Ake will start with Dias in this game. Josko Gvardiol will be deployed as the left-back for Manchester City.
When it comes to the midfield of the Citizens, they have one of the best defensive midfielders in the name of Rodri in their team and he will start. Mateo Kovacic will partner him in the midfield. Without any doubt, Kevin De Bruyne will start as the attacking midfielder as City missed him so much this season.
In the attack of Manchester City, Jack Grealish will start on the left. Alvarez will start on the bench as the returning Erling Haaland will surely start the game. However, whether he would be able to play the full 90 minutes will be a huge question. Phil Foden will be deployed on the right by Pep Guardiola.
Man City predicted lineup vs Newcastle: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic, De Bruyne; Grealish, Haaland, Foden.