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Newcastle United team news and predicted XI vs Manchester City

The latest on the Newcastle side ahead of their visit to the Etihad Stadium

Just under a week on from another Wembley heartbreak, Eddie Howe and Newcastle face another massive Premier League clash as they make the trip to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City.

Having won just one of their last five Premier League games, the Magpies have dropped out of the top four, though they have two games in hand on Tottenham. Perhaps more concerningly, they are beginning to be caught by other sides below them, with Liverpool and Fulham both just two points behind Howe’s side, though again the Tyneside outfit have games in hand on both.

But, in order to ensure that they bring European football back to the north east next season, they need to return to winning ways sooner rather than later, while Manchester City are in desperate need of the points as they look to battle Arsenal at the top of the table.

Here’s how we expect the Magpies to line up plus the latest news coming out of the Newcastle camp.

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Predicted XI

Team News

Star man Bruno Guimaraes is a doubt for the clash with the Champions, in news that will come as a major blow to Eddie Howe and his side. The Brazilian picked up an injury in the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester United, and faces a race to be fit for the trip to visit Pep Guardiola’s side on Saturday lunchtime.

‘Bruno twisted his ankle. I think he did similar [against Fulham]. He was in a bit of pain. We don’t think it’s serious at the moment, but let’s wait and see’, Howe explained following the Cup final defeat.

In longer injury terms, only Emil Krafth still sits in the Magpies treatment room, with the Swede having suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury at the beginning of the season and not expected back until the end of it or the beginning of the 2023/24 campaign.

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