Manchester City and Newcastle United face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at Etihad Stadium. When these two teams faced off on August 21st, the two teams ended in a 3-3 draw.
Manchester City vs Newcastle United Odds
Manchester City currently sits as the favorite sitting at -240 while Newcastle United sits as the underdog sitting at +550. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at -145.
Manchester City Betting Preview
Manchester City currently sits in second place in the standings having picked up 55 points. On Tuesday Manchester City faced off against Bristol City in the FA Cup, and they were able to secure a 3-0 victory. Phil Foden had a strong game scoring in the 7th and 74th minutes on the way to the victory. Man City had 71 percent of the possession and six shots on target. Last Saturday against AFC Bournemouth, they were able to secure a 4-1 victory. John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, and Stefan Ortega are all dealing with minor knocks and aren’t expected to be able to go in this game. Ederson is also expected to be back in goal, and they need a strong game here.
Newcastle United Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Newcastle United who sits in 5th place in the standings having picked up 41 points. Last Sunday against Manchester United, Newcastle United failed to score any goals and that led to the 2-0 defeat. Over the last three games, Newcastle has failed to score any goals. Against Manchester United, they had 62 percent of the possession, but only two shots on goal. Starting goalkeeper was suspended for the last game, but he will be back here. Anthony Gordon is also expected to be available for this game, and he could move back into the starting lineup here.
Shane’s Free Pick
Newcastle has struggled to score coming into this game, but their defense has been solid and that will be the case again in this game. Newcastle’s defense is going to lockdown again in this game, and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to be lower scoring. Back the under to cash.