The North-East side current sit in the bottom half of the table, just two points above the relegation zone going into the Boxing Day games.
City will be confident of taking their winning run to 18 Premier League games, and perhaps score four league goals in a game for the fourth game in-a-row.
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.