Premier League defending champions Manchester City travel to Saint ]ames Park to take on Newcastle United in the English topflight matchday three encounters on Sunday afternoon.

The Magpies have had a blissful start to their 2022-23 season with a 2-0 win over Premier League returnee Nottingham Forest before playing a goalless draw with Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.

Manchester City have effortlessly picked up from where they ended the last term after two consecutive victories with a 2-0 away win at West Ham and a 4-0 bashing of AFC Bournemouth as Pep Guardiola’s men are one of two clubs to have started the campaign with two wins.

However, this Sunday encounter at Saint James Park will see Newcastle United and Manchester City are the only clubs yet to concede a goal this season.

IMPORTANT STATS:

NEWSCASTLE UNITED

Newcastle United are unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 home Premier League games but Eddie Howie’s side has lost last three times at Saint James Park to Manchester City.

The Magpiess have scored an average of 2.00 goals in their home league fixtures.

MANCHESTER CITY 

Manchester City thumped Newcastle United twice last season with 5-0 win at the Etihad Stadium and 4-0 at St James’ Park as seen below.

Cityzen have won the last six encounters and the champions have not been beaten in their last 19 straight away clashes in Premier League.

Manchester City haven’t lost at half time in their 29 most recent encounters with Newcastle United in Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s side have scored one or more goals in 27 consecutive encounters with Newcastle United in Premier League

Manchester City have succeeded in scoring at least 2 goals in their last 11 games in Premier League.

FCNAIJA PREDICTION:

Fcnaija tipster has tipped Manchester City to win and under 3.5 in the clash.

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