January 5, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The newly-crowned Premier League champions visit St James' Park and Goal is backing their run of low-scoring away victories to continue on Friday
Newcastle United welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to St James’ Park on Friday evening with Pep Guardiola’s men aiming to end the season on a high.
The Citizens won their third title in the last four years on Tuesday evening following Manchester United’s defeat to Leicester City and the Etihad Stadium outfit will surely want to celebrate with a big performance.
Newcastle United vs Manchester City Latest Odds
Steve Bruce’s men have only recorded five wins at home all season and they are rank outsiders to claim another victory, priced at 12/1 (13.00) by bet365.
City have won each of their last 11 Premier League matches on the road and are offered at 1/4 (1.25) with the draw available at 5/1 (6.00).
Newcastle United vs Manchester City Team News
The hosts have a number of players missing with Callum Wilson, Jamaal Lascelles, Ryan Fraser, Elliott Anderson and Isaac Hayden all injured while Fabian Schar is suspended.
City welcome back John Stones from suspension while Kevin De Bruyne could also return, although it remains to be seen if Guardiola opts to rest his more important members of the starting eleven ahead of the Champions League final on May 29.
Newcastle United vs Manchester City Preview
It would be logical to expect a drop in intensity from both sides considering they each have achieved their respective objectives for the season.
Furthermore, City have the biggest game in their history to look forward to in just two weeks and Guadiola is is unlikely to take any risks which might curtail the involvement of his key players in the side’s first ever Champions League final.
The visitors should still have too much for a Newcastle team that have looked defensively unstable all season, having kept just a single clean sheet at home, but there should be interest in opposing a high-scoring game on Friday evening.
Newcastle United vs Manchester City Tips and Predictions
City to win and under 3.5 goals is priced at 11/10 (2.10) and is a selection which has paid out in six of the team’s last eight away games in the English top-flight.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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