Newcastle United vs Manchester City
|Date & Time||Saturday October 3, 2015, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Manchester City 1/4 Draw 6/1 Newcastle United 12/1
they they Manchester City look to get their domestic campaign back on track as they host Newcastle United at the Ethiad Stadium, Manuel Pelligrini's side struggled last week against Tottenham. Losing to Tottenham so comprehensively after losing to West Ham two weeks previously has asked questions about Manchester City's squad depth. The summer addition of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling has really brought some pace and creatiity to City's play but the key man for the Citizens is Sergio Aguero who's terrific goalscoring record has been keeping City in games and Championships for the entirety of his time here in England . Alongside Ya Ya Toure and Vincent Kompany there are not many more influential players in the Premier League than Sergio Aguero.
Newcastle United are rooted to the bottom of the league table, losing to Sheffield Wednesday in the league cup and having lost four of their last seven league games they pulled out a huge performance last weekend against Chelsea coming away with a 2-2 draw. Steve Mclaren has his job cut out to turn things around here for the magpies. Newcastle just look out of their depth at times but to be fair to McLaren's team they have played much better against the top sides in the league managing a point at Old Trafford and against Chelsea last weekend. The team seems to play their best football when their backs are too the wall and they have shown an ability to pack the defence and be tough to break down when on the road. I think that this may just be a stretch to far though as Mancheste cIty will 100% not want to drop more points in the race for the league title.
I am going to take Manchester City -1 here, not a huge play but I do think the strength in depth that Manchester City have will prove key in the end.