Manchester City vs Newcastle United Preview

August 31, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Saturday’s Premier League action concludes at the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City take on Newcastle United.

The champions one hundred percent start to the season was halted by newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out though a return to winning ways here will see them end the weekend back in the top four at the very least.

Manager Pep Guardiola has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game though Kevin De Bruyne, Eliaquim Mangala, Danilo and Claudio Bravo remain out.

Sergio Aguero, who has scored almost ten percent of his Premier League goals against this opposition is favourite to net first at 3.25 (9/4) with Sky Bet, with Raheem Sterling a 5.0 (4/1) chance with several firms.

Unibet price the home win at 1.13 (1/8) with the visitors as highly priced as the 31.0 (30/1) on offer from Betfair, who have the draw at 11.0 (10/1).

Rafael Benitez’s side are seemingly in a tailspin having taken just one point from their first three games this season while they crashed out of the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening after losing 3-1 to Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Captain Jamaal Lascelles may feature after missing the last two matches with an ankle problem though Matt Richie is an injury concern, Jonjo Shelvey remains out with a thigh problem and Isaac Hayden is suspended.

Joselu is 21.0 (20/1) to open the scoring with Ladbrokes, with Salomon Rondon available at the same price with the same firm.

City have won fourteen of their last fifteen league matches against Newcastle, the last of those triumphs coming in last seasons corresponding fixture back in January.

Aguero scored all three goals in that win and got five when the sides faced each other in Manchester the time before that, so you may be tempted to back a home win with the Argentina international scoring at a price of 1.44 (4/9) with Sky Bet.

The Aguero hattrick is widely available at 6.0 (5/1) while Sky Bet offer 1.91 (10/11) for there to be over 3.5 goals in the game, as there has been each of the last six clashes between these sides at this venue.

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