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Man City vs Newcastle 20 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions

Manchester City’s unbeaten streak was ended last weekend by Liverpool. This weekend the Sky Blues will look to bounce back as they host Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium. Pep and his players will be desperate to win to get revenge for losing one week ago.

Newcastle United are a team that is not playing well. The Magpies look out of sorts and the team is not bonding together. This side is failing to score goals and with no notable signings made in the January transfer window, relegation is looking like a real possibility. This weekend they are up against the best side in the country and it seems very unlikely that they will return home with anything other than a loss.

Manchester City will look to bounce back strong from their loss last weekend and they have the perfect opportunity to do that as they are at home and facing weaker opposition. I expect a very strong performance from this home team and as a result I am going to predict that they are going to have a very big win.

With all that in mind, there are three bets which can be made for this game. The first bet is the over 2.5 goals bet. This is the best bet. Manchester City are looking dangerous and I think they will score three or more goals so this wager makes sense. The second bet is both teams not to score. Newcastle United are struggling to score goals and I don’t think that they have what it takes to score away from home at the Etihad Stadium. Thirdly, I like Manchester City -2.0 handicap. Manchester City should have a very big win and I think that they will easily exceed a 2 goal handicap.

Pick:
Over 2.5 goals

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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