Sitting one point at the top of the Premier League standings, Manchester City can’t afford to drop points in the final four games of the season including the home clash against Newcastle. Our sportsbook is offering a great range of betting markets and props for the top European soccer leagues.
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City: Determined to Win the Title
Manchester City has been knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid after conceding two goals in the final minutes of the game. With Man City, Guardiola has won the Premier League, the League Cup, and the FA Community Shield, but he failed to win the most important European competition, the Champions League.
Pep Guardiola joined Jose Mourinho at the head of an unwanted record. Now, the Spaniard and the Portuguese share the unfortunate stat of being the managers knocked out most at the semi-final stage of the Champions League, having both failed at this hurdle six times with their respective clubs.
Back in January 2021, Guardiola declared that he was not considering his next move and that the relationship he has with the club means he will be open and honest about any decision he makes. The Spanish manager’s contract at The Etihad runs until the end of the 2022/23 season but if he also fails to win the EPL title, we expect him to leave the club in the summer.
The Citizens enter this clash on the back of three domestic league wins in a row in which they scored 12 goals. Knowing the players and mostly knowing their manager, they will bounce back sooner than expected and make a rush for the Premier League title. The home team will have to make do without the services of star centre-half John Stones until the middle of this month. Apart from the aforementioned player, the home team does not have any of their major players ruled out of this game due to injuries.
The future of Jesus has been discussed in recent months with rumors that the forward will be allowed to leave Man City in the summer transfer window, however, the Brazilian international has been in good form scoring six goals in his last four Premier League appearances so if you’re soccer betting and love your props, you should back him to find the back of the net once again.
Newcastle: Aiming for a Top-Half Finish
Last weekend we previewed Newcastle’s clash with Liverpool and we cashed with Liverpool ML & Under 3½ goals in the match at +110 with Klopp’s side winning 1-0 on the road. That result saw Newcastle’s four-game winning run come to an end with the Magpies sitting 10th in the standings just one point behind ninth-placed Brighton. A combination of effective January spending and the hard work of Eddie Howe and his coaching staff have transformed Newcastle from relegation contenders into top-half hopefuls for the final few weeks of the season
Newcastle will be looking up the table rather than down at this stage so a top-half finish is certainly manageable, which would be huge considering their relegation troubles during this campaign. We’ve seen them suffer against Liverpool and we don’t expect them to return to winning ways against the current reigning champs, Man City.
They had a defensive approach against the Reds, recording just two shots on target, being very lucky to concede just once. They will be happy with a draw but the Citizens will once again expose their limits. Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson, Jamal Lewis, and Isaac Hayden will be out for this clash, while Ryan Fraser is fighting a battle to return before the end of the season too. We don’t recommend you include Newcastle in your soccer picks and parlays given the quality difference between the two sides.
City vs Newcastle Head-to-Head
The Citizens have won 23 of their last 28 league games against Newcastle including a 4-0 win in the reverse fixture. The leaders have conceded seven goals in their last five domestic league home games, more than in the prior 13 combined. Eddie Howe lost all 11 of his EPL managerial mutual encounters against Man City by an aggregate score of 34-5. Newcastle has never won a game on the road against City losing 14 in 16 away games. The Citizens covered the spread in eight of their last nine home EPL games against Newcastle.
City vs Newcastle Game Information
- Game: City (26-5-3) vs Newcastle (11-10-14)
- Location: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
- Day/Time: Sunday, May 8 11:30 a.m. ET
- City vs Newcastle Streaming: fubo.tv
City vs Newcastle Betting Lines
City vs Newcastle Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -525 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at two.
It’s always tough to play against a wounded animal as Man City after they got knocked out of the Champions League semifinals by Real Madrid. Their main objective remains the title and they will do everything in their power to win it.
Man City has won each of their last five encounters with Newcastle and has managed to keep four clean sheets during that period. The hosts have also won four of their last six outings in all competitions, keeping two clean sheets in their last three league games. We expect City to bounce back in style and give their fans something to cheer for.