On Saturday afternoon, Manchester City and Newcastle United will face battle in the FA Cup quarterfinals at Etihad Stadium. The match is sure to be exciting.

Though they could not impress in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool, the Citizens are still considered heavy favourites to defeat the Magpies at home. Teammate goalkeeper Stefan Ortega probably will start in place of the Brazilian Ederson, who has joined Jack Grealish in the locker room.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Manchester City to win: ⚽1.55 at Bet9ja
Manchester City to win HT and FT: 🥅1.71 at 1xbet
Over 3.5 goals: ✅1.78 at Sportybet

Manchester City and Newcastle: Previous Games 

In their recent meetings against Newcastle, Manchester City have been the beneficiaries of a goal-scoring extravaganza on almost every occasion. The Citizens have won their previous nine matches at home vs the Magpies, scoring 31 goals and allowing just three.

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The away team last won a match at the Etihad Stadium in 2014—a 2-0 Carabao Cup triumph. There have been 27 meetings between the two clubs in various tournaments, with the Manchester club coming out on top 24 times and losing only 3 times.

Probable Manchester City Lineup

Ortega; Walker, Akanji, Ake, Stones, Rodri, Foden, Silva, De Bruyne, Alvarez, Haaland

Probable Newcastle Lineup

Dubravka; Livramento, Schar, Botman, Burn, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock, Almiron, Isak, Gordon

Betting tips: Manchester City x Newcastle

Check out our predictions of the day for Manchester City vs Newcastle

Prediction 1: Manchester City x Newcastle / Manchester City to win

With a home-field advantage, Manchester City—possibly the best English team—will have little trouble defeating Newcastle United. Although anything may happen in a cup match, Pep Guardiola’s City are the better team, and their current form makes a victory improbable.

Prediction 2: Manchester City x Newcastle / Manchester City to win HT and FT

Newcastle United will have a tough time at Etihad on Saturday due to the hosts’ impressive home record. It is widely anticipated that Saturday’s match will continue the Magpies’ losing streak in Manchester, which spans nine games. Pep Guardiola’s squad is riding high after scoring 14 goals in their last 10 outings. Another easy home win is in the cards for the hosts, who are finally returning to their stride as the season winds down. If Eddie Howe’s squad wants to defeat the strong hosts, they must play at a high level.

Prediction 3: Manchester City x Newcastle / Over 3.5 goals

The past four games saw Manchester City score thirteen goals. By the way, three of the four matches had 3.5+ goal differentials. However, in six of their last eight games, Newcastle scored more than three and a half goals. The optimal wager for this matchup would be to go with over 3.5 goals.