Manchester City will be looking to rebound from their stunning upset loss over the weekend when they host visiting Newcastle in their Premier League matchup on Wednesday. Man City is looking to remain in second place in the standings while Newcastle is just four points out of eighth place. With both teams relatively desperate, lets find out where the best value lies in this pairing, along with their Premier League odds.
Premier League Expert Picks – Newcastle Vs City
Why Bet On Manchester City
The Sky Blues are sitting in second place in the Premier League standings with 66 points. Man City has put a league-high 81 goals on the board this season while allowing 34 goals defensively (+47). The Citizens have split their last four matches evenly, but were on the wrong end of a humbling 1-0 loss against mediocre Southampton on Sunday. Che Adams scored the game’s only goal in the shocking upset.
After falling behind on Adams’ early goal, Man City responded with a furious comeback attempt, but they were denied time and time again by Southampton keeper Alex McCarthy.
“We played really well, but made a few mistakes in our box and got punished,” manager Pep Guardiola said. “Afterwards we created a lot but couldn’t score and that’s a little bit the story of our season in the Premier League. We played really, really well.”
Why Bet On Newcastle
The Magpies are sitting in 12th place in the 20-team Premier League standings with 43 points. Newcastle has scored 35 goals this season while allowing 45 goals defensively (-10). Newcastle has gone an uninspiring 1-2-1 over their last four matches and comes into this affair off a hard-fought 2-2 draw against West Ham on Sunday. The Magpies came back from a goal down twice to get the draw as Miguel Almirón and Jonjo Shelvey found the back of the net to cancel out goals by West ham’s Michail Antonio and Tomas Soucek.
General Game Info Newcastle United (11-10-12) vs Manchester City (21-3-9)
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Manchester City has gone a stellar 12-2-2 at home this season while also going 6-8-2 ATS and 7-8-1 O/U at home. Newcastle has gone 5-2-9 SU on the road this season while also going 8-7-1 ATS and 8-8 O/U away from home. Manchester City recorded a 2-0 win over Newcastle the last time they met on June 28 of 2019. However, prior to that, Newcastle played Man City to a 2-2 draw while recording a 2-1 home win in the meeting just prior to that.
Still, while Newcastle generally gives Man City a tough way to go, I’m not seeing that happen this time around, mostly because the Citizens will be fully locked in after their upset loss to Southampton on Sunday. Manchester City has more than doubled the amount of goals that Newcastle has scored this season and that fact will be the difference-maker in this clash!
Pick: Manchester City 3 Newcastle 1