Two of the world’s richest clubs meet at St James’ Park when Newcastle host reigning champs Manchester City. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the English Premier League.
Newcastle: Best Joint Defense
Newcastle kicked off their EPL campaign in style, earning four points from their opening two fixtures against Nottingham and Brighton. On top of that they kept two clean sheets in the process, but let’s not get carried away as they haven’t played the top teams in the league yet.
This is by far the toughest test of the season for them and it will be almost impossible to record their third clean sheet in a row as they are playing against probably the best attacking side in the world. Newcastle is going to be an intriguing watch this season. They have significantly improved from last season’s start, although they haven’t quite splashed out the financial outlay many were expecting.
They seem to be very well-organized at the back, which has rarely been the case in the previous years. Their only problem is in the final third. They’ve only scored twice so far and Brazilian star Joelinton is still waiting for his first goal. They will definitely pull off upsets this term but not against the Citizens. So if you’re betting online, don’t rush into backing them this weekend because they simply don’t have the necessary weapons to beat Pep Guardiola and Co. Jonjo Shelvey remains on the sidelines due to injury, while Matt Targett, Jamal Lewis and Federico Fernandez are rated doubtful for the home side.
Man City: Firing on all Cylinders
Guardiola’s side has effortlessly picked up from where they ended the last term with a pair of impressive wins against West Ham and Bournemouth. They already scored six goals in two games and kept two clean sheets in the process. We’re basically talking about a match between the only two teams with zero goals conceded in the English top-flight league.
Despite failing to find the net in the crushing of the Cherries, big-money signing Erling Haaland will be the man to watch all season long. Since joining the Citizens, he changed his style by playing more for the team and offering assists. He scored a brace in the season opener against West Ham and offered an assist last weekend against Bournemouth and will continue to deliver. The Norwegian striker is the favorite to win the Golden Boot ahead of Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane this season and we’re expecting big things from the young goal machine.
Pep Guardiola has a full squad to choose from except for Kalvin Phillips and Aymeric Laporte. The Citizens are already four points ahead of perceived closest challengers Liverpool, and City looks like a well-oiled machine again. We expect them to keep the fire burning and destroy teams like Newcastle.
Newcastle vs Man City Head-to-Head
The visitors have won each of their last six games against Newcastle, keeping a clean sheet in all but one of those wins. Newcastle failed to score in their last game against Brighton and Man City has kept a clean sheet in each of their opening two victories. The Citizens absolutely destroyed Newcastle last season beating them in both games and scoring nine goals in the process. They scored 20 goals in their previous six mutual encounters against the hosts.
Newcastle vs Man City Game Information
- Game: Newcastle (1-1-0) vs. Man City (2-0-0)
- Location: St. James’ Park (Newcastle)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Newcastle vs Man City: fubo.tv
Newcastle vs Man City Betting Lines
|Newcastle United||+1½ -125||+800||3+105o||½-140o
|Manchester City||-1½ +105||-270||3-125u||2½+150o
Newcastle vs Man City Predictions
Despite playing on the road, the Citizens enter this clash as heavy favorites at -270 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
City’s record against Newcastle speaks for itself. Six wins, 20 goals scored and five clean sheets. Last season’s goal blitzes could be a thing of the past for Newcastle, but their attacking problems against the top teams in the league will continue. They don’t have the power to beat or at least earn one point from this clash and they will probably fail to contribute on the scoresheet. Guardiola is determined to maximize the gap at the top of the table and he will definitely use his best starting lineup with the Citizens having enough to cover the spread.