Newcastle United hope to shake up the league table when they take on Manchester City at the St James’ Park in the midweek action. Newcastle remain in the grip of relegation fear with the team just above the relegation zone. Manchester City, meanwhile, have renewed hope of defending the league title moving within four points off Liverpool at the top of the table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Newcastle were knocked out of the FA Cup after a 2-0 defeat against Watford at St James’ Park. This defeat broke a run of two consecutive victories for Rafa Benitez’ men.
Manchester City were able to manage an eighth consecutive victory in all competitions after a 5-0 success over Burnley during the weekend. This put the club into the fifth round of the FA Cup with little effort.
The recent match between Newcastle and Manchester City at St James’ Park produced a 1-0 win for the latter, who had picked up a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture back in September. Our betting tips and predictions expect a success for Manchester City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester City win at 1.20[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester City are supremely strong when compared with Newcastle, who have been barely managing to keep their heads above the relegation zone. The Magpies have been able to possess just a two-point advantage over the bottom three. Even though City have struggled in recent visits to the St James’ Park, Pep Guardiola’s men are on a confident run with players like Gabriel Jesus in excellent form. Our preview would go with a win for City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester City win at 1.20[/bet_tip_now]
Newcastle United vs Manchester City draw odds: 7.50
Newcastle United win odds: 17.00
Correct Score odds
Manchester City have been able to come up with a remarkable run of games with goals and clean sheets. Guardiola has seen his team come up with 21 goals in the last five matches and they have conceded none in return. Newcastle remain a very poor team going forward and Cardiff happened to be the only team in the division to concede more than 2.5 goals against Rafa Benitez’ men. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Manchester City 3-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Manchester City 3-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The away League Cup match against Burton Albion is the only example of a recent Manchester City match involving less than 2.5 goals. The previous such example was in the middle of December when City drew against Leicester City in the League Cup. Even with Newcastle being a decent defensive team with very little goals scored by opposition, there have been streaks were Newcastle have been exposed badly. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.50[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
The form of Gabriel Jesus has been spectacular of late, but Sergio Aguero is expected to start the match after only featuring for 15 minutes against Burnley. Aguero has a sensational record against Newcastle after managing 14 goals in 10 appearances. Even if he has failed to score in the reverse fixture, our first goalscorer prediction would back Sergio Aguero.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sergio Aguero at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
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