Kick-off: 1730, 01/09/2018
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
TV: BT Sport
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What Trueform says for Man City vs Newcastle
Manchester City will have been disappointed to drop two points at Wolves and Newcastle could feel the backlash in Saturday’s Premier League clash.
The champions previously hit Huddersfield for six in their opening game at Etihad Stadium and this is expected to be another one-sided affair.
We reckon 19/20 for a home victory and over 3.5 goals in the match is the way to go with our first Man City vs Newcastle prediction.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City will have felt aggrieved at going behind to Willy Boly’s 57th-minute strike at Molineux, as the ball clearly went in off his hand.
At least Aymeric Laporte managed to salvage a point when powerfully heading in an Ilkay Gundogan free-kick.
Sergio Aguero hit the woodwork twice, while Rui Patricio turned Raheem Sterling’s drive onto the bar and City had two penalty appeals turned down.
“We’ll see in the future if that point is going to be important but I’m not personally satisfied,” Laporte told the club website. “With Manchester City, we always have to win three points.”
The Blues will be in a party mood this weekend as they celebrate 10 years since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover of the club and should get back on track.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle were also a touch unfortunate not to get a better result from their 2-1 home loss to Chelsea, with the visitors awarded a contentious penalty and benefiting from a deflected own goal.
The Magpies fought hard for no reward when Tottenham triumphed by the same scoreline at St James’ Park, too, so Rafael Benitez will feel they deserve a change of luck.
However, Benitez did come under scrutiny for some negative tactics against the Blues and United were poor in a goalless draw at Cardiff in between those fixtures.
New signing Salomon Rondon defended his manager, stating: “When you play against teams like this, you try not to concede goals.
“We did that in the first half, but in the second we conceded a penalty and an own goal, then they get the three points.”
Sitting back against City is a dangerous ploy and the feeling is that a fired-up home team could tear Newcastle apart if getting on top.
Let’s add 15/2 for the Blues to oblige 4-0 to our Man City vs Newcastle betting tips.
Wolves 1-1 MAN CITY – Aymeric Laporte
NEWCASTLE 1-2 Chelsea – Joselu
Head-to-head: Man City 3-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 0-1 Man City, Newcastle 1-1 Man City, Man City 6-1 Newcastle, Man City 5-0 Newcastle
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