Faustino Asprilla posts emphatic message on Twitter ahead of Newcastle United's match with Manchester City

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Newcastle United are set to take on Manchester City at St. James' Park later this evening.

Faustino Asprilla has posted a positive message on Twitter, ahead of Newcastle United’s match against Manchester City this evening.

Newcastle are set to host Manuel Pellegrini’s side at St. James’ Park later, and they head into the match as underdogs.

However, Asprilla is convinced that his former side can upset the odds and claim a massive three points in the battle against the drop.

Newcastle head into the contest on the back of a 3-0 win against Swansea City in their most recent outing.

Rafael Benitez’s side put in a good performance against the Swans, to ensure that they moved to within three points of safety.

If Newcastle do manage to win against City tonight, they will be guaranteed to move out of the drop zone and that will be a major boost ahead of the season’s climax.

Beating the Citizens could be a tough test, however, as they head into the match on the back of a 3-0 win over Chelsea.

City also have their own reasons to need to victory in the fixture, as they are looking to protect their space in the Champions League qualification spots.

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