Newcastle v Man City Premier League betting preview and tips

21:00 Tue 29 Jan
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: City win to nil
Units: 1/5
Odds: -125

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.

BETTING TIP
Man City win to nil @ 1.80 with bet365

Team News

Newcastle: 5-4-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Man City: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 12
    Martin Dubravka
  • 11
    Matt Ritchie
  • 20
    Florian Lejeune
  • 06
    Jamaal Lascelles
  • 05
    Fabian Schär
  • 22
    DeAndre Yedlin
  • 30
    Christian Atsu
  • 36
    Sean Longstaff
  • 14
    Isaac Hayden
  • 17
    Ayoze Perez
  • 09
    Salomon Rondon
  • 31
    Ederson Moraes
  • 02
    Kyle Walker
  • 05
    John Stones
  • 14
    Aymeric Laporte
  • 03
    Danilo
  • 17
    Kevin De Bruyne
  • 25
    Fernandinho
  • 21
    David Silva
  • 07
    Raheem Sterling
  • 10
    Sergio Agüero
  • 19
    Leroy Sane

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 26 20 5 1 59:15 65
2 Manchester City 27 20 3 4 71:19 63
3 Tottenham 26 20 0 6 54:25 60
4 Manchester Unit 26 15 6 5 52:35 51
5 Arsenal 26 15 5 6 53:37 50
6 Chelsea 26 15 5 6 45:29 50
7 Wolverhampton W 26 11 6 9 34:33 39
8 Watford 26 10 7 9 34:34 37
9 Everton 27 9 7 11 35:36 34
10 West Ham 26 9 6 11 32:39 33
11 Bournemouth 26 10 3 13 37:47 33
12 Leicester 26 9 5 12 31:34 32
13 Crystal Palace 26 7 6 13 27:34 27
14 Brighton 26 7 6 13 28:39 27
15 Burnley 26 7 6 13 29:47 27
16 Newcastle Unite 26 6 7 13 22:34 25
17 Cardiff 26 7 4 15 24:47 25
18 Southampton 26 5 9 12 28:44 24
19 Fulham 26 4 5 17 25:58 17
20 Huddersfield 26 2 5 19 14:48 11