Newcastle (18 PTS) vs. Manchester City (23 PTS)
Premier League Soccer: Saturday, December 26th 2020 at 3:00 PM
The Line: Newcastle +2200 Manchester City -900-- Over/Under: 3.5 Goals Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Manchester City and Newcastle face off on Boxing Day in an English Premier League showdown at the City of Manchester Stadium.
Manchester City can’t be happy with the way they have played and coming into this one they sit with 23 points which puts them in 8th place in the standings. This is still a very talented team for Manchester City, but they haven’t been putting up as many goals as years past. In Manchester City’s last game against Southampton, they could only put one goal in the back of the net. Raheem Sterling was the goal scorer in the 16th minute of the last game. This is a team that needs to do a better job with their chances and put more goals in the back of the net.
Newcastle comes into this game with 18 points which puts them in 12th place in the standings. Newcastle has been one of the more inconsistent teams in the EPL and it’s still hard to know exactly how talented this team is. In the last game, Newcastle had a goal by Callum Wilson by penalty and that was enough to come away with the tie. Newcastle was a man up the last 30th minute, but they still couldn’t pick up the three points. In this game for Newcastle it’s all going to be about the defense stepping up, and making life tough on Manchester City. If the defense struggles they will have issues coming away with the victory.
Manchester City is the more talented team but I still think they might have some struggles putting goals in the back of the net. Look for a low scoring game that stays well under the total.