Newcastle V Manchester City: Tips and prediction – 17.08.2014

By on August 17, 2014
This afternoon from 16:00 Newcastle United will face Manchester City in the last match of the day in Barclays Premier League. The away side is in pole-position if we take a look at the odds right now.
Newcastle United come after another season as a mid-table team. Ben Arfa and his teammates have played no fewer than eight friendly games this summer. They managed to win five of them, the most important being against Schalke 04, 3-1 away, and against Real Sociedad, 1-0 home. Newcastle has a long list with injured players. Santon, Papiss Cisse, Good and Ryan Taylor will miss the game, while Tiote, Siem de Jon and Gouffran are all in doubt.
Alvaro Negred is Manchester City’s only injured player for the first game of this season. The citizens are coming after the humiliation in Community Shield, 0-3 against Arsenal one week ago. Sergio Aguero is expected to start as the main striker, while Navas, Silva and Nasri will help him from behind. Fernandinho will partner Toure behind the offensive midfield line.
Newcastle United probable lineup:
Janmaat – Williamson – Coloccini – Colback
Tiote – Anita
Cabella – Jong – Sissoko
Manchester City probable lineup:
Zabaleta – Kompany – Demichelis – Clichy
Toure – Fernandinho
Navas – Silva – Nasri
Manchester City won both Premier League games against Newcastle last season without any problems. They won 4-0 home and 2-0 on this ground. Newcastle is without victory against City on this stadium since 2005.
Prediction: 2 @ 1.65
We expect Manchester City to confirm their superiority in this game, being a much better team form every point of view. The champions are not in the best form, but they must win all three points in a game like this. More than that, the odds are very good right now.
The best odds for Newcastle vs Man City: 5.50 – 4.20 – 1.65

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