Manchester City vs Newcastle Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Allan Saint- Maximin, Riyad Mahrez
Riyad Mahrez and Allan Saint-Maximin battle for the ball | Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Newcastle travel to the Etihad on Wednesday night, taking on Manchester City in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola's side lost their ninth league game of the season on Sunday night, falling to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of a reinvigorated Southampton – but while the loss irked and baffled the Catalan manager, his side are unlikely to be moved out of second place in the table before the end of the campaign.

Kevin De Bruyne
De Bruyne in action for City | Pool/Getty Images

Unbeaten in the league since the restart, Newcastle have a chance to avenge their FA Cup defeat at the hands of the same opponents just over a week ago. The Magpies, currently 12th in the table, are still on the hunt for a top half spot, just two points behind tenth-placed Spurs – and have an outside chance of a European spot, with eighth place (just five points away) potentially enough for a place in the Europa League qualifiers this season.

Where to Watch

When is Kick Off? Wednesday 8 July
What Time is Kick Off? 18:00 BST
Where is it Played? Etihad Satdium
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport 1 (UK), fuboTV (US)
Referee? Andrew Madley

Team News

Kevin de Bruyne was benched in Sunday's loss to Southampton but is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday night. Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden could all also return as Guardiola rotates his side, but Sergio Aguero remains sidelined.

Sergio Aguero
Aguero is out with a knee injury | Pool/Getty Images

Newcastle's main man Allan Saint-Maximin could miss out on Wednesday's clash after the tricky winger picked up a knock against West Ham at the weekend. Isaac Hayden and Sean Longstaff are expected to miss a couple weeks of action after both picking up hamstring injuries, while Florian Lejeune and Ciaran Clark are still recovering from ankle and thigh problems and will not feature.

Predicted Lineups

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; de Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, Jesus, Sterling.

Newcastle: Dubravka; Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose; Shelvey, Bentaleb; Ritchie, Almiron, Saint-Maximin; Gayle.

Recent Form

City got off to a great start in the first two matches back, netting three against Arsenal and five against Burnley, before being brought back down to earth at Chelsea in the game which officially handed Liverpool the title. The Reds were vanquished shortly afterwards, but the weekend's defeat to Southampton put an immediate dampener on those celebrations.

Josep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola | Robin Jones/Getty Images

With two wins and two draws, Newcastle have yet to be beaten since the return of the Premier League, securing their top-flight survival in the process.

Here's how both sides have fared in their last five outings.

Manchester City

Southampton 1-0 Man City (5/7)
Man City 4-0 Liverpool (2/7)
Newcastle 0-2 Man City (28/6)
Chelsea 2-1 Man City (25/6)
Man City 5-0 Burnely (22/6)

Newcastle

Newcastle 2-2 West Ham (5/7)
Bournemouth 1-4 Newcastle (1/7)
Newcastle 0-2 Man City (28/6)
Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa (24/6)
Newcastle 3-0 Sheffield Utd (21/6)

Prediction

Raheem Sterling
City's Raheem Sterling | Robin Jones/Getty Images

Very rarely do you see City lose two consecutive matches and, given that Newcastle haven't won away at City since 2000, you're not likely to see it this week.

Prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Newcastle