Manchester City vs Newcastle United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Manchester City vs Newcastle United Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Manchester City dropped points for the first time as they drew 1-1 with an impressive Wolves team at the Molineux Stadium. City fell behind in the second half to Willy Boly’s goal. Even though Aymeric Laporte’s strong header was able to pull the champions back on level terms, they were unable to get the decisive winner. Newcastle United remain winless following a 2-1 loss against Chelsea. Rafa Benitez came under fire for a defensive tactic that backfired when Eden Hazard scored from the penalty spot in the second half. Even though Joselu equalised the scores almost immediately, Chelsea were back in front within a couple of minutes. Newcastle went on to lose against Championship outfit Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

It may not be a huge surprise to see Newcastle go in with the same defensive approach against Manchester City, as Rafa Benitez has always been a manager who puts strong defensive performances over attack. Newcastle are significantly down on quality compared to City and one of the few ways to expect anything out of this game is to go with a defensive approach. Still, this is expected to keep the goals from City down to under 2.5.

Sergio Aguero loves playing against Newcastle United and he has been able to score more goals against Newcastle than any other team in his professional career. Aguero’s return of 14 goals in just nine appearances against Newcastle will strike fear into the opposition. I would back Aguero to score first in the match.

Manchester City to score under 2.5 goals – 11/8

Sergio Aguero to score 1st – 11/5

Manchester City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Newcastle United

Newcastle United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Newcastle United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Manchester City

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
L H

21-07-2018

Champions Cup

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

26-07-2018

Champions Cup

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-07-2018

Champions Cup

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

05-08-2018

Community Shield

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 6 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

D A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. F

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

Newcastle United Form Guide

Newcastle United Team Logo

Newcastle United

Won

0

Draw

3

Lost

7
D A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Porto Team Logo FC Porto

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Braga Team Logo Braga

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-08-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Manchester City Preview

Guardiola’s team failed to win just six matches last season, but they have already dropped points even with the season just three games old. Yet, Guardiola will not be concerned by the draw with Wolves, as City could have claimed a win with a bit more luck. City struck the woodwork on numerous occasions and had an impressive 18 shots at goal. September will be a crucial month for the champions as they face a number of teams who will be ready to put 10 men behind the ball if necessary. Sergio Aguero is the leading scorer at City with three league goals.

Manchester City Team News

Claudio Bravo (Achilles tendon), Kevin De Bruyne (knee), Danilo (ankle), and Philippe Sandler (meniscus) are missing from action for Manchester City.

Newcastle United Preview

It would not be surprising to witness growing agitation from supporters, who have been extremely disappointed with the club on a number of factors, at Newcastle United. After failing to invest into the squad during the summer, Benitez has been left with little option other than to go with a defensive approach against much better opposition. The lack of threat up front was extremely visible in Newcastle having just two shots on target and 19% possession in the loss against Chelsea.

Newcastle United Team News

Matt Ritchie (knee), Jonjo Shelvey (thigh), Florian Lejeune (cruciate ligament), Javier Manquillo (ankle), and Jamaal Lascelles (ankle) are unavailable due to injuries, while Isaac Hayden is missing from action due to a red card.

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Newcastle United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester City vs Newcastle United Sidelined Players

Manchester City
3 Danilo Injured
15 Eliaquim Mangala Injured
17 Kevin De Bruyne Injured
1 Claudio Bravo Injured
Newcastle United
20 Florian Lejeune Injured
8 Jonjo Shelvey Injured
14 Isaac Hayden Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 89
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 83
5 CD John Stones 188 70
14 CD Aymeric Laporte 191 85
22 RB Benjamin Mendy 185 85
26 CM Riyad Mahrez 179 61
25 CM Fernandinho 179 66
21 CM David Silva 173 67
33 RF Gabriel Jesus 175 73
7 LF Raheem Sterling 170 69
10 CF Sergio Aguero 173 70
No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Martin Dubravka 190 80
22 LB DeAndre Yedlin 172 73
6 CD Jamaal Lascelles 188 83
18 CD Federico Fernandez 190 83
2 CD Ciaran Clark 185 76
3 RB Paul Dummett 183 65
15 LM Kenedy 182 77
4 CM Sung-Yueng Ki 189 75
10 CM Mohamed Diame 184 80
17 RM Ayoze Perez 178 72
9 CF Jose Salomon Rondon 186 86