Unfortunately for Newcastle – Chris Sutton gives prediction for Newcastle vs Manchester City

Manchester City are away to Newcastle United at the St James Park.

A win for City will see the Sky Blues move to second in the league, and two points behind leaders Liverpool.

Football pundit Chris Sutton has backed City to win this tie against a struggling Magpies side.

Sutton said in his prediction: “I’ve got a bit of confidence with calling this one, compared to the first two games this week.

“Unfortunately for Newcastle, I think this is a bad time to be playing Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side did all right in the first half of the season, but did not really get going by their standards.

“Now they have got Kevin de Bruyne back – with a new hairstyle too – and I just wonder if we will see a different look about City for the rest of the season.

“Newcastle have lost three in a row in the league but I think the most important game for them recently was their FA Cup win over Sunderland last week – there would have been a bit of heat on their manager Eddie Howe if they had lost to a Championship team and their local rivals.

“We know how the Magpies play, and they will go for it, so I am expecting a few goals, I just think City will score most of them.”

Sutton’s Prediction:1-3