Manchester City v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th January 2018

Citizens to get back to winning ways

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Manchester City

Manchester City v Newcastle Betting Tips – Premier League 20th January 5.30pm

Manchester City tasted Premier League defeat for the first time this season as they were toppled 4-3 at Anfield by Liverpool on Sunday. Some defensive weaknesses were shown up there by the Reds, but City are still going to be heavily backed to win this. Newcastle are in the tough position now of heading to the Etihad and probably having to face the wrath of Manchester City as the champions-elect look to get themselves going again.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City got beaten for the first time in this season’s Premier League and that will probably have eased a bit of pressure off of them. They do look likely to snap back and get back to winning ways immediately with a home game against Newcastle coming up. The Citizens get back to the comfort of home soil where they have recorded numbers of W10 D1 so far this season, currently running on a ten match winning streak there. Manchester city have totalled 39 goals in their last eleven Premier League home fixtures this season and they have netted at least two in each of their ten home victories. It looks likely that this will get up over the 2.5 goal line. Manchester City have shipped only eight home goals this season and punters may go and look at a City to win to nil option at Bet365 for 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken on January 15th, 2018 at 10:18 p.m.). The Citizens have been winning at half time in eight of their home games this season so a Man City/Man City half time/ full-time wager is worth a look and City will want to prove a stern point after that loss against Liverpool. Sergio Aguero heads the First Goalscorer market for the game and in the correct score market, the short set priced option is a Manchester City 2-0.

Newcastle News and Form

It hasn’t been too bad for the Magpies recently because at least they have been finding ways to get survival points for themselves to ease their relegation concerns. Their head is above water at the moment, but they are lacking the scoring power to make themselves even more comfortable. Newcastle have returned only the two goals in their last four league games, but turning things around and looking at positive, they have only conceded the two goals in their last four games as well, one of those in their recent 1-0 home loss against City. In that game at St James’ Park against Man City, Newcastle just tried to defend and hold out for a point from the off. That’s a tough thing to pull off at the Etihad. Newcastle have gone W3 D2 L6 this season out on the road in the top flight, but they have beaten both West Ham and Stoke in their last two road games, both victories were by a one-goal margin. Prior to that, they had collected just one point in five road games. Newcastle have scored an average of exactly one goal per game on their top-flight travels this term and of the goals, they have scored away from home, 64% of them have been in the second half of matches. Eight Of the twelve top-flight defeats they have suffered this season have been by a one-goal margin only.

Manchester City v Newcastle Head to Head

Manchester City collected a 1-0 win out at St James’ Park recently, as they eventually broke the resistance of a defensive Newcastle. The Citizens are on a four-match unbeaten streak of form against Newcastle at the moment then and have lost only one of their last 22 games across all competitions against the Magpies. City are on an eight-match winning streak at home in the Premier League against Newcastle.

Manchester City v Newcastle Betting Odds*

Man City 1/12, Draw 10/1, Newcastle 20/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 15th, 2018 at 3:30 a.m.)

Manchester City v Newcastle Predictions

Manchester City to win: There is not a crisis at Manchester City and no reason to suddenly abandon them. Newcastle have shown a bit of steel recently, but still, they are likely going to get picked off at the Etihad in this one. Manchester City to win to nil should be a safe enough option as Newcastle don’t pack much of an offensive threat.