Manchester City

Pick Pep's Side To Dominate Newcastle United

 • by Danny Lee
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Manchester City host Newcastle United in the late kick-off on Saturday in the Premier League. When the sides last met in December, City came away from St James Park with a 1-0 win.

Pep Guardiola’s side are well on course to win the Premier League and with a tricky away tie at Bristol City in midweek, they may play a slightly weaker side despite a 2-1 lead going into the second leg of the semi-final.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Manchester City side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.