Newcastle v Man City Premier League betting preview and tips
Manchester City can ill-afford to make any mistakes if they’re going to catch Liverpool at the top of the Premier League, with Pep Guardiola’s team playing catch-up after inexplicably losing to Crystal Palace and Leicester before Christmas.
We should expect the champions to win at St James’ Park, with Newcastle having struggled to pick up wins in front of their own supporters this season and stats of 2-1-8 tell their own story.
Sadly we can’t get a nice big price about a win for the visitors on the Full Time Result market, although there’s more value to be found in the “win to nil” market where City are currently trading at 1.80.
While there’s always a chance that a team will concede during a match of football, this likelihood is reduced then said team dominate possession and we should expect Manchester City to enjoy roughly 75% of possession.
For these sort of matches, Rafael Benitez executes a defensive gameplan which involves taking few attacking risks and keeping plenty of men behind the ball, something that will be the case on Tuesday night.
The Magpies will be especially wary of the wide attacking threat that comes in the form of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane, with the pair in excellent form and sure to act as a quality supply line for either Gabriel Jesus or Sergio Aguero.
Newcastle have managed to find the net just seven times in eleven games at St James’ Park, with Fulham, Liverpool and Manchester United among the teams who have recently kept a clean sheet against the Tyneside club.
City might be very attack-minded although measures have been taken to shore things up at the back in recent matches and the last three victories at the time of writing have been achieved without conceding.
Man City win to nil @ 1.80 with bet365
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