Newcastle is going through a tough time in the Premier League. After a hattrick of losses, they will be up against the defending champions and treble winner Manchester City at St. James' Park. A loss in this game will have consequences for the manager Eddie Howe and thus, he just cannot afford to lose against Pep Guardiola. Eddie Howe has beaten Pep this season at St. James' Park when the two teams met in a Carabao Cup game. So, how will Howe set up his Newcastle team against Pep's Manchester City? Here is the Newcastle predicted lineup vs Man City as Eddie Howe braces for a tough game.
Newcastle predicted lineup vs Man City - Premier League
Let's start this Newcastle predicted lineup vs Man City with the formation of Eddie Howe which seems to be 4-3-3. There are talks of having Karius in the goal. But, for this game against Manchester City, Eddie Howe will trust Martin Dubravka in between the sticks.
In Newcastle's defense, Kieran Trippier is expected to start as the right-back as the fans of the Magpies want him to get back to his best. The two center backs for the Magpies will be Fabian Schar and Sven Botman even though both have struggled recently. Tino Livramento needs to step up if he wants to make the left-back position in Eddie Howe's team his own.
For the midfield, Eddie Howe will surely start Bruno Guimaraes who is attracting interest from various clubs across Europe. It is expected that Sean Longstaff will start the game even though Howe might look to sell him. Joelinton has suffered an injury and he will be out for six months. Thus, Lewis Miley will also start this game.
When it comes to the attack of Newcastle, Anthony Gordon will be deployed on the left by Eddie Howe although he needs to improve his game a lot. Wilson is expected to be on the bench after returning from injury and thus, Alexander Isak will start as the striker in this game against the Citizens. Miguel Almiron is having a disappointing season but he will also start this game on the right.
Newcastle predicted lineup vs Man City: Dubravka, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Livramento; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Miley; Gordon, Isak, Almiron.