By Anis Bazza
Last Updated: 30th August 2018
Saturday evening’s 17:30 BST game comes at the Etihad where Man City host Newcastle. We’ve picked out our best free betting tips for this Premier League clash.
Man City vs Newcastle odds
Pep Guardiola’s Man City team may have dropped points at Wolves last weekend but that doesn’t affect their overwhelmingly favoured odds. With current City to win odds trading at 1/12, securing all three points against Newcastle seems a formality.
The Magpies on the other hand are a monstrous 20/1 to defeat the champions with a draw betting at 10/1. However, anything outside of a home victory is extremely unlikely to come true with the Man City such a potent force at home.
Prior to last weekends draw, Man City started the season with a 2-0 victory over Arsenal and a 6-1 victory over Huddersfield at home. The following week continuing the trend of the high scoring results from the 17/18 season which they ended with convincing 5-0 and 3-1 victories over Swansea and Brighton respectively.
Meanwhile, Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle succumbed to defeat again at tlast weekend with a last minute own-goal condemning them to a 16th league table position.
There is tension in the air amongst fans, players, coaches and management alike and that is reflected in William Hill’s Man City vs Newcastle odds where both teams to score is at 22/1
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Free Premier League tips: Man City vs Newcastle
The Argentinian ace’s last hat-trick against Huddersfield brought to light an incredible statistic that bodes well for any punters contemplating this kind of bet. That trio of strikes was his third hat-trick in nine previous Premier League appearances.
With a hat-trick every 23.5 games prior to last week’s draw with Wolves, Aguero is definitive proof that he is the Premier League hat-trick king.
In fact, only Alan Shearer has more which is why William Hill are tipping this at 24/5 in the Man City vs Newcastle odds.
Over 3.5 goals in the first half seems a reach for any game but if there is one fixture you’d bet on that happening then it would be this one.
Man City vs Huddersfield saw four goals in the first half and there’s no reason why this fixture couldn’t be the same.
Teams have and will park the bus at the Etihad – and probably so will Newcastle – but that hasn’t stopped Guardiola from finding solutions at every stage.
Raheem Sterling scored 18 league goals last season – the most amongst any Englishmen after Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy.
The winger’s 23 goals in all competitions was a personal high but Sterling did not feature against Huddersfield so could not build on his opening goal against Arsenal.
He will however likely start against the Magpies so his and Newcastle’s odds to score and Man City to win trading at 7/2 is our prediction pick.
Enhanced odds: Man City to win by 4 goals or more @ 5/2
If you fancy City’s front line to run riot at home against the Magpies, William Hill have enhanced Man City vs Newcastle odds on City to win by four or more goals. This was betting at 21/10, and now priced at an appealing at 5/2.
Manchester City vs Newcastle Stats – powered by Opta.
- Joselu’s goal against Chelsea in the 83rd minute was Newcastle’s first shot on target since the 6th minute and their only shot on target in the second half.
- Manchester City conceded the first goal of a Premier League game against Wolves for the first time in their last 18 fixtures in the competition, since losing 3-4 to Liverpool on January 14th.
- Since the start of last season, Manchester City have lost just one of the six Premier League games in which they conceded the first goal (W3 D2 L1).
- Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany made his 250th Premier League appearance in this match, the first Belgian to reach this landmark in the competition.
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.