- Jonjo Shelvey returns from suspension but may have to settle for a place on the bench here.
- Paul Dummett was an unused substitute against West Ham on Saturday but will lack match fitness to start here.
- Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jesus Gamez are the only injury concerns for the home side.
- Mikel Merino and Isaac Hayden were both left out of the squad in the 3-2 win away to West Ham and will push for recalls here.
- Pep Guardiola will make changes to the side that comfortably beat Bournemouth on Saturday.
- Vincent Kompany may not be risked given the sharp turnaround between matches, while Gabriel Jesus is expected to replace Sergio Aguero in attack.
- David Silva returned after a two-game absence and will retain his place, while Kevin De Bruyne may be given a rest.
- Bernardo Silva, Danilo and Ilkay Gündogan will push for starts on Wednesday night.
- Eliaquim Mangala was fit enough to make the bench at the weekend and should start on Wednesday night.
Man City have won their last 17 matches (Premier League).
Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 12 matches (Premier League).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City‘s last 7 games (Premier League).
Man City are undefeated in 20 of their last 21 matches against Newcastle in all competitions.
Newcastlehavelost their last 4 home matches (Premier League).
Man City have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 matches (Premier League).
Newcastlehave seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 home matches against Man City in all competitions.
- Newcastle moved out of the bottom three courtesy of a 3-2 win away to West Ham on Saturday. Before that, they had lost eight of their last nine. That should give Rafa Benitez’s side some confidence ahead of this daunting fixture.
- Manchester City are storming their way to the title and have now won their last 17 Premier League matches in a row. They have kept clean sheets in four of their last six visits to St. James’ Park, to increase their chances of winning even further.
- With changes expected from both managers, it’s hard to predict outcomes during the hectic festive period, but it would be a shock if City didn’t pick up all three points and close in on Bayern Munich’s record of 19 straight wins in Europe’s top five league history.