Stuart Pearce names a VERY surprising team to win the Premier League

Ex-Man City boss Stuart Pearce names a VERY surprising team to beat his old club to the Premier League title, with the bookies only making them sixth-favourites to win it!

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Stuart Peace has made a surprising prediction as to which team will be able to halt Manchester City’s run of Premier League dominance this season.

Despite spending much of the campaign chasing a resurgent Arsenal, Pep Guardiola’s side embarked on an unstoppable run towards the end of the campaign.

Suffering just two league defeats from February until the end of the season, City comfortably retook their place atop the league table whilst also capturing the Champions League for the first time in their history.

However, despite previously serving both a player and manager at the club, Pearce revealed that he he does not believe that City will make English football history by winning their fourth consecutive top flight title this year.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Pearce defied the bookies by naming an unlikely contender to the Citizens’ crown.

Former Man City boss Stuart Pearce predicted his former side will not win the Premier League this season

Pearce instead claimed he thinks Newcastle will upset the odds to secure their first Premier League title

‘To be honest with you, I think [Newcastle] are going to win the league this year.’ Pearce said.

‘I’m going to stick my neck out, I think Newcastle with the recruitment they’ve done and how things are.

‘I’ve been up there a couple times in the last year and the place is absolutely rocking. 

Eddie Howe’s side got off to a dream start to their campaign with a 5-1 win over Aston Villa last week and Pearce added that the Magpies’ visit to the Etihad on Saturday could be an early test of their title contendership.

‘I think if they keep everyone fit and have a good run at it and I think this game on Saturday evening could be a good indicator about whether they have got credentials.’

A third place finish last season meant a return to European football for the Magpies for the first time in more than a decade, and Pearce added that the atmosphere will make a visit to St James’ Park a daunting challenge for clubs in the Champions League.  

‘When I went up there to play many years ago, I couldn’t believe the atmosphere when I walked in there It was just incredible. Arguably, one of the best I’ve ever played in for the excitement and the intensity. 

61-year-old added that the atmosphere at St James’ Park will be imposing on Champions League night

‘Then that all dropped away over the resulting years but i’ve never known excitement and euphoria up there at the football club and in the city like at the moment it’s brilliant.’

Pearce also stated that City losing De Bruyne for up to four months could prove to have a significant impact on the team, specifically the efficiency of last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner Erling Haaland. 

‘I think with Manchester City losing De Bruyne for a length of time I think that will impact directly on Haaland as well, so I think that will hurt them a lot and that’s probably why I’m looking at Newcastle.’

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