Newcastle aloof beset by injuries, Man Metropolis star expected to pass over out
The Premier League Matchday 36 gets underway at St James’ Park on Friday evening as Newcastle United retract on newly-topped champions Manchester Metropolis.
Manchester United’s midweek loss to Leicester Metropolis officially handed the Premier League title over to Metropolis, their third in four years as they went second on the Premier League winners checklist.
Meanwhile, Newcastle retract the sphere with none stress, having already secured high-flight football for every other season in spite of enduring a rollercoaster advertising and marketing campaign.
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The Magpies possess picked up just appropriate two wins in 9 home league fits since the flip of the twelve months (D3, L4) in spite of scoring the opener on 55.56% of these instances.
In distinction, the hosts possess conceded first in every of their closing four high-flight conferences with Metropolis at St James’ Park but managed to lead sure of defeat three times (W1, D2, L1).
Steve Bruce’s personnel claimed a comprehensive 4-2 away clutch towards Leicester Metropolis closing day out to end a jog of two consecutive league games with out a victory (D1, L1).
Newcastle possess obtained just appropriate one in every of their closing 20 Premier League encounters with the perimeters heading into complaints on the tip of the desk (D5, L14), courtesy of a 2-1 overcome Chelsea in 2014.
There’s been a huge selection of whisk in Newcastle’s recent Premier League fixtures as four of the closing six possess featured over 2.5 needs and each and each groups scoring.
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A 2-0 victory within the reverse fixture aid in December method Metropolis can total their first Premier League double over Newcastle since the 2017/18 season.
The Cityzens possess no longer drawn any of their closing 23 league fits (W20, L3) since a 1-1 stalemate with West Brom on December 15.
In the occasion that they arrange to place a realistic sheet at St James’ Park, Metropolis will become most absorbing the fourth high-flight aspect to register 17 shutouts far from home all over all competitions in a single advertising and marketing campaign.
Pep Guardiola’s males are one triumph far from shattering the checklist in English high-tier football for consecutive wins on the toll road, having obtained their closing 11 on the stir.
Man Metropolis face the appropriate opposition to fetch the job performed, interested in they possess lost just appropriate one in every of their closing 26 Premier League clashes towards Newcastle (W21, D4).
Out: Callum Wilson, Isaac Hayden, Jamaal Lascelles, Karl Darlow, Fabian Schar.
Doubts: Kevin De Bruyne.
Newcastle United (3-5-2): Martin Dubravka; Federico Fernandez, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett; Jacob Murphy, Miguel Almiron, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock, Matt Ritchie; Alex Saint-Maximin, Joelinton.
Manchester Metropolis (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Benjamin Mendy; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden.