Kick-off: 2000, 29/01/2019
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: BT Sport
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What Trueform says for Newcastle vs Man City
Manchester City have scored 33 times in a run of eight straight wins, but Newcastle have managed to keep it relatively tight in past meetings.
Only one of their last four encounters has produced more than three goals, while it is five straight St James’ Park clashes since that mark was surpassed.
We’re going with an away win and under 3.5 goals in the game at 23/20 as our opening Newcastle vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a convincing 3-0 triumph over Cardiff at this venue, with Fabian Schar bagging a brace before Ayoze Perez put the icing on the cake late on.
The Magpies then let themselves down in a 2-0 FA Cup loss to Watford here, although both teams made multiple changes for that match, which attracted only a moderate crowd.
Rafael Benitez seemingly made a point with his team selection, that his squad is not big enough or strong enough to compete for anything other than top-flight survival.
He said: “We put a team on the pitch that could win, we didn’t do it and that proved that we have to just concentrate on one competition.”
Benitez has also made no apologies for employing incredibly negative tactics when taking on City, apparently seeking to keep the score down and then only risking a late rally.
That gameplan has led to the Blues netting exactly once in the first half in each of four tussles with Newcastle during Benitez’s reign.
Looking at the Newcastle vs Man City odds, it is 8/5 for that to happen again here.
Last Newcastle EPL line-up: Dubravka, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Yedlin, Ritchie, Hayden, Atsu, Longstaff, Rondon, Perez.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City do have the strength in depth to compete on multiple fronts and they followed up reaching the EFL Cup final by crushing Burnley 5-0 in the FA Cup.
Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne put the Blues in control on the hour mark, before an own goal and Sergio Aguero’s late penalty rounded off the rout.
Jesus described himself as “on fire” after netting his eighth goal in five appearances and declared of the team ethos: “When we score the first goal, we want to score more and more.”
However, we expect second-half substitute Aguero to be back in the starting line-up for this tussle and the Argentina ace does have a great record against the Magpies.
Aguero has bagged 10 goals in eight encounters with Newcastle and we’re adding 14/1 for him to score first in a 2-0 away win to our Newcastle vs Man City betting tips.
Last Man City EPL line-up: Ederson, Walker, Danilo, Laporte, Otamendi, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
NEWCASTLE 0-2 Watford
MAN CITY 5-0 Burnley – Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Kevin Long (og), Sergio Aguero (pen)
Head-to-head: Man City 2-1 Newcastle, Man City 3-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 0-1 Man City, Newcastle 1-1 Man City, Man City 6-1 Newcastle
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