Manager hasn't spoken to squad yet but insists "we have recovered"
Manchester City vs Newcastle United
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 4.30pm, Sunday 8th May 2022
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Stuart Atwell Assistants: C Hatzidakis, N Davies Fourth Official: A Taylor VAR: J Gillett
Odds: City 1/6, Draw 7/1, Newcastle 18/1
Tickets: Available via mancity.com
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Laporte, Cancelo, Egan-Riley, Mbete, Gundogan, Grealish, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Fernandinho, Foden, Palmer, McAtee, Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez, Delap
Doubtful: Walker, Stones
Form guide: WWWWL
Manager: Eddie Howe
Squad (from): Dubravka, Darlow, Gillespie, Clark, Dummett, Schar, Lascelles, Targett, Trippier, Krafth, Fernandaez, Manquillo, Burn, Shelvey, Ritchie, Murphy, Almiron, Willock, Lomgstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton, Wilson, Saint-Maximin, Wood, Gayle
Injured: Hayden, Fraser, Lewis
Doubtful: Trippier, Schar, Wilson
Form guide: WWWWL
City's players have been given two days off after the defeat to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night, and manager Pep Guardiola insists there will be no Chmapions League hangover for his squad.
“We have recovered,” said Guardiola at Friday's press conference..
“We will be better tomorrow. It’s football, we accept it. We have a big challenge - especially this week. We have the Premier League season in our hands.
“They don't have to forget, how do they forget? We'll play Newcastle thinking of it. For sure.
“I know the players in the training sessions, meetings, warm-ups, how committed they'll be. I have no doubt.
City drew their last home game against Newcastle 2-0, with Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 73 of the 185 games played against the Magpies, with 40 draws and 72 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Ake, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish, Sterling, Jesus
Score prediction: City 3 Newcastle 1