Newcastle: Davide Santon, Papiss Cisse, Curtis Good, Ryan Taylor, Cheik Tiote & Siem de Jong
Man City: Alvaro Negredo
Newcastle United ended the season poorly after a bright start. As they attempt to make atonements, they come up against Man City, a side they have lost their last 10 games against.
However, following a summer of much soul searching and transfer recruitments, they will hope to do better against the champions. In Man City's last match they lost 3-0 to Arsenal in the Community Shield.
Whilst many regard the game as just a glorified friendly, the way City played so poorly was alarming and a suggestion they were not ready for the start of the new season.
With many of Man City's South American contingent set to be rested on the bench or at home, this will be Newcastle's best chance to change their dismal recent record against Man City.
A key area of the pitch could be the midfield; Man City were totally outplayed and outnumbered by Arsenal there last week. Although Newcastle are not as good as Arsenal on the ball, energy wise, they trump most and they could be on Man City like a rash. Especially if Yaya Toure does not turn up.
Newcastle United 1-1 Manchester City
*City to dominate possession
*Newcastle to win the most tackles
*Newcastle to make the most dribbles