Newcastle vs Man City: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Tuesday, January 29th 2019 @15:00
St. James’ Park
The Manchester City steam train will want to keep ploughing ahead to keep up with Liverpool whilst Newcastle will have to hope for a miracle.
At this stage of this season, nothing except a win will do for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side whilst Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle have found wins hard to come by this season with just five.
The reverse of this fixture back in September was a lot closer than expected with the Citizens coming out as 2-1 winners. However since then of course the gap between the two has grown to an eye watering 45 points.
Although during Rafa’s reign, their record against big clubs has been surprisingly good when you consider they’ve been perennial relegation candidates. The Magipies have the seventh-best defensive record in the league but their third-worst attacking record has been their downfall.
Against The Sky Blues, who have the best attacking record and the second best defensive record, they may pray that Lady Luck is on their side and hope for at best, a draw. It appears unlikely though considering City’s plethora of attacking talent. 2-0 City.
- City to win to nil
City are undefeated in 30 of their last 33 away matches in the Premier League and this one sees the league’s second best defence come up against the second worst attack. Benitez’s side may not even have a whiff of goal.
- Over 2.5 goals
More of a ‘banker’ bet but for good reason. Over 2.5 goals scored in Manchester City games have been a headache for top bookmakers over the past 18 months and continue to be.
There’s been over 2.5 goals scored in Manchester City’s last seven Premier League games with City themselves scoring at least two in six out of the seven.
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Head To Head
For two historic English clubs it should come as no surprise that these pair have met on an eye watering number of occasions – 141.
Manchester City just about edge the overall record with 56 wins, whilst the North East side have 52 and there’s been 33 draws.
The reverse of this fixture was a slim 2-1 victory for Manchester City courtesy of goals from Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker.
- No team has averaged more shots on target in the Premier League this season than Manchester City with 6.7 per game.
- Only Brighton averages more fouls per game than Newcastle’s 12.
- Jamaal Lascelles is fourth amongst defenders for most clearances per game with 6.8
- Only Eden Hazard has averaged more assists than Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.