Man City v Newcastle predicted lineups and match preview

Manchester City will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the League Cup meeting earlier on in the season while Newcastle go in search of just their second win under John Carver.

To be played on Saturday 21st February 2015 at 17:30. Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Odds: Man City 3/10, Draw 5/1, Newcastle 12/1

Manchester City seemingly got their title challenge back on track with their win over Stoke City in the Premier League but need to back that up with another win this weekend.

They may have one eye on their upcoming Champions League clash with Barcelona which Newcastle will look to exploit as they go in search of their second win under John Carver to make it four consecutive matches unbeaten since he took over at the club.

City are able to welcome back Yaya Toure to the side while Wilfried Bony could be handed a debut. It could be just the kind of afternoon to bed him, with a defence that has been hit by several injuries - while the in form Remy Cabella could also miss out because of a knock.

The home side, however, seemingly have a clean bill of a health with all of their stars fit enough ahead of a big week for Manuel Pellegrini's side in the Premier League and in Europe.

A win for the visitors, however, could prove to be massive for John Carver and his hopes of taking the job next season.

Man City predicted lineup

  • Joe Hart
  • Gaël Clichy
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Fernandinho
  • Samir Nasri
  • Jesús Navas
  • Yaya Touré
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Wilfried Bony

“Now we are back to full strength and we have also added to our squad. I think Wilfried Bony is a valuable addition to bolster our ranks for the final months of the season. We have a lot of quality in our team which makes things very competitive and it will remain that way.”
Sergio Agüero

Newcastle predicted lineup

  • Tim Krul
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Michael Williamson
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Jack Colback
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Papiss Demba Cissé
  • Yoan Gouffran

“We went there in the League Cup and won 2-0 and thoroughly deserved the win. We will go there with confidence and won't park the bus. We have a game plan.”
John Carver

Man City injury news

James Milner ★★★ out knee

Newcastle injury news

Rémy Cabella ★★ questionable knock

Paul Dummett ★★★ out knee

Robert Elliot ★★★ out thigh

Steven Taylor ★★★ out calf

Cheick Tioté ★★★ out knee

Rolando Aarons ★★ questionable hamstring

Siem de Jong ★★★ out lung

Sammy Ameobi ★★ questionable ankle

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