Man City vs Newcastle predicted lineups: is Haaland ready to go?

Both teams began their season with big wins. Champions Man City also lifted the UEFA Super Cup between rounds so they prepared for their home opener in style. Newcastle impressed in round 1 though and the Magpies are a team on the rise right now that fears nobody. Here are our Man City vs Newcastle predicted lineups and all the latest team news.

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The game is scheduled for Saturday, August 19th and will be played at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. The kick-off time is 20:00 GMT. Now, let’s look at all the team news and also at our Man City vs Newcastle predicted lineups.

Man City vs Newcastle Predicted Lineups and News

Before we go into more details regarding the Man City vs Newcastle possible lineups we’ll give you the latest team news for each team and what that means for their overall strength. And if you can’t make it to the stadium don’t worry, you can always enjoy all the action on TV.

Team news: Man City

Man City cruised to an easy 3-0 away win vs Burnley on the opening day of the season. Erling Haaland began another campaign on fire and his swift early brace decided this match before it e even started. The Citizens had some problems converting chances though and they need to be finishing their attacks better.

The same weakness was noticed during the tough UEFA Super Cup clash vs Sevilla. Guardiola’s men had to come from behind in that game and only after penalties they managed to lift this trophy.

City’s big absentee will be their key playmaker De Bruyne who is set for a long spell of absence. His absence opens room for Grealish and the Englishman is hoping to make the most of this opportunity.

The new centre-back Guardiol seems to like to make his home debut as Stones sustained an injury vs Sevilla and can’t play. Also, Dias lacks fitness and is not ready to start. Bernardo Silva remains determined to leave the club this August and he is not likely to feature.

Man City Predicted Lineups (4-2-3-1):

Ederson – Walker, Dias, Gvardiol, Lewis – Rodri, Kovacic – Foden, Alvarez, Grealish – Haaland

Team news: Newcastle

Newcastle began the new season on fire with a 5-1 home thrashing of Aston Villa. Isak led the line magnificently and scored 2 goals. The big summer signing Tonali also needed just 7 minutes on his debut to find the back of the net.

Newcastle face a daunting task now though as they try to stop a 20-game winning streak at home that Man City have been enjoying lately.

All of coach Howe’s main players are fit and available with the quartet that currently can’t take part all fringe squad members.

Newcastle Predicted Lineups (4-3-3):

Pope – Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn – Tonali, Guimaraes, Joelinton – Almiron, Isak, Gordon

Will Kevin De Bruyne play for Man City?

The Belgian maestro of the Man City orchestra Kevin De Bruyne has aggravated the hamstring injury he sustained during the Champions League final and he is now set to miss the first 3 months of the season. City are stuffed with stars that can provide cover but De Bruyne will be missed as when the going gets tough he is the man everyone looks to for solutions.

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