Now solely focused on Premier League survival, Newcastle remain the second-lowest scoring team in the league (joint), and have been especially impotent in home PL matches, where they’ve managed to score more than one goal on just two occasions all season.
Newcastle have been ahead at half-time in just two of their 12 home league matches so far. This has contributed somewhat to the fact that (home and away) three goals or more have been scored in just five of Newcastle’s last ten PL matches.
City, meanwhile, have recovered from their Christmas woes, racking up eight straight wins in all competitions. Goals have again been flowing, with Pep Guardiola’s men scoring 21 goals in their last five matches (in all competitions).
In the PL, City have been markedly worse playing away than at home this season. However, home and away, they’ve won all seven of their matches against teams currently in the bottom five, with a combined aggregate score of 28-4.
Players to watch: Salomón Rondón remains Newcastle’s main threat, with five PL goals so far.
City striker Sergio Agüero, meanwhile, always loves to kill the party for the ‘Magpies’, firing in 14 goals in 12 PL matches against them.