By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 28th January 2019
Newcastle have been immune to hammerings at the hands of Manchester City since their return to the Premier League last season – will Kevin De Bruyne’s return to full fitness finally fling open the floodgates?
Newcastle United v Manchester City: Odds and Predictions
The Magpies are 14/1 match betting underdogs for Tuesday’s St James’ Park showdown, with City trading at favourites’ odds of a mere 1/5 for three points that will momentarily trim Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to just one. The draw is a 5/1 pick.
Our Newcastle vs Manchester City predictions are expecting Tyneside’s finest to keep Pep Guardiola’s charges honest in defeat, despite conductor-in-chief KDB declaring himself rejuvenated after scoring against Burnley at the weekend.
Newcastle United v Manchester City head-to-head (most recent first): Man City 2-1 Newcastle, Man City 3-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 0-1 Man City, Newcastle 1-1 Man City, Man City 6-1 Newcastle.
Newcastle United v Manchester City predictions: correct score, best bet, scorer tips
Best bet: Draw/Man City double result @ 3/1
The Premier League’s first-half league table sees the Magpies’ ensconced in lofty eighth pegging, having lost just five of their 23 opening periods in the division this term.
However, before any more outlandish Newcastle vs Manchester City predictions are made, it’s worth noting they’ve only won five, while their visitors are top of the hypothetical top flight in question.
Nonetheless, seven of City’s league foes this term have managed to go in at half-time without a deficit to overcome.
Correct score prediction: Newcastle 1-3 Man City @ 9/1
Backing the hosts to get on the scoresheet wouldn’t seem like the most of obvious of Newcastle vs Manchester City predictions to be making, given City haven’t conceded in six matches, but four of those were on home turf, while the away days took in Huddersfield and Burton Albion.
Rafael Benitez’s side are far from prolific at St James’ Park or anywhere else for that matter, but they’ve notched in two of their three clashes with the reigning champions since returning to the top flight and Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been breached on Tyneside this term.
Hope of avoiding a thumping is further augmented by the truth that all bar one side (West Ham) to visit Newcastle this term have been limited to two goals or less.
Goalscorer predictions: Sergio Aguero to score first @ Enhanced odds of 4/1 (from 16/5)
Aguero would be hard to avoid when it comes to the goalscorer section of our Newcastle vs Manchester City predictions, even if the William Hill traders hadn’t boosted what already looked tasty odds.
As any serving soldier in the Toon Army will know, the hosts are Aguero’s favourite foes, affording the Argentine ace 14 career goals, more than any other opponent.
After only featuring from the bench against Burnley at the weekend, the stout striker should be reasonably rested and ready to do damage.
Newcastle United v Manchester City stats
- City have only hit four or more twice across 18 away games in all competitions this season.
- They’ve also conceded goals in six of their past eight outings away from the Etihad.
- Newcastle’s last five home games have been 0-0 at the half-time whistle.