Manchester City vs Newcastle United
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Manchester City vs Newcastle United | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Manchester City are the team to beat in the Premier League this season. They won the title comfortably last season, breaking many records on the way and it will take a good team to remove them from the throne. Pep Guardiola did not bring in many players during the summer but has strengthened his squad with the singing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City. Newcastle United struggled to do any business in the summer transfer window. The Magpies finished in 10th place last season and were hoping to bring in some top players to make a push for the European places. There is little doubt Newcastle United are a big club, with a great fan base but something is not right behind the scenes.
Manchester City will begin every home Premier League game they play this season as the favourites to win. Even when playing teams from the top six, Manchester City remain the favourites and that will certainly be the case in this game. The home fans will not be concerned about whether their team is going to win, the main concern will be by how many goals and the style of the performance. Newcastle United’s season will not be judged on the result of this game. However, a positive result would be a huge boost before the international break and leave them in good shape as the players head off to meet up with their country. A point would be considered a tremendous result for Newcastle but can they keep Manchester City at bay?
Manchester City were given a reality check last weekend when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Wolves. It wasn’t a bad performance from Manchester City, who struck the woodwork a number of times but Wolves made it difficult for them and they did not have the answer. However, Guardiola will be looking for his players to continue playing the same style of football and follow on from their last home win over Huddersfield.
Newcastle have found life tough at the beginning of this Premier League season. They have played Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at home, losing both games by a single goal. Perhaps their most disappointing result came at Cardiff City, where the Magpies were held to a 0-0 draw. A last minute penalty miss proved costly and Newcastle cannot afford to miss their chances in this game.
Manchester City vs Newcastle United | Head-to-Head
Manchester City and Newcastle have a long history and have played each other 177 times. Newcastle have the edge with 71 wins to Manchester City’s 67 but the Citizens have won four of the last five.
Odds and Predictions
As mentioned above, Manchester City will start every Premier League home match as the favourites this season and the bookmakers believe this should be a routine win for the Sky Blues. Manchester City have won 22 of their last 24 home league games and they are just 1.10 to win another 3 points on home soil. Newcastle are the massive outsiders for this game at 21.00, with the draw available at 9.00. Manchester City love to entertain their fans have scored 3 or more goals in 9 of their last 12 home Premier League games. Guardiola will want to see his players respond to their draw at Wolves last weekend and Manchester City are 1.90 to win with over 3.5 goals in the game. Sergio Aguero failed to get on the score sheet last week but was unlucky with a couple of efforts which hit the post and crossbar. The Argentine will be keen to get back to scoring ways this week and is 3.20 to score the first goal of the match.
Manchester City vs Newcastle United | Top Betting Tip: Manchester City (4-0)
Rafa Benitez took plenty of criticism for the way he set-up his team against Chelsea last week but expected a similarly defensive approach this weekend. However, Manchester City have the talent to create chances and should win the game with ease.