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Premier League tips: Best bets for Newcastle v Manchester City

11 Jan | MIN READ TIME |
Premier League tips: Best bets for Newcastle v Manchester City

Tom Hill's tips for Saturday's Premier League clas include a win for the visitors with goals at both ends, and Newcastle's in-form striker to find the net.

Newcastle beat rivals Sunderland 3-0 in the FA Cup last weekend but face a much tougher test this Saturday as they host Manchester City back in the Premier League.

The Citizens welcomed Kevin De Bruyne back in their 4-0 win over Huddersfield and look set to launch their customary second half of the season surge.

Visitors to win entertaining clash

Newcastle’s form this season has been in sharp contrast at home and away. The Magpies have taken eight of their nine league victories at St James’ Park, and their only road victory was their 8-0 win over Sheffield United.

They host Manchester City, still dealing with the injury crisis that has plagued their season.

By contrast, the Citizens welcomed back key man Kevin De Bruyne at the weekend and have Erling Haaland approaching a return.

Pep Guardiola’s side have won seven of their last eight games in all competitions, and it is hard to see them not taking maximum advantage of the home team’s injury concerns in this clash.

However, both teams have found the net in seven of the away team’s last nine league games, and Newcastle should be able to put up a better fight in front of their home support than they would on the road.

Take the hosts to get on the scoresheet, although the Citizens’ attacking quality may tell later on, and they can secure the win.

Isak in fine form

Alexander Isak has been one of Newcastle’s star performers this season and continued his strong recent form with two goals in his side’s win over Sunderland on Saturday.

The Swede has scored 13 times in all competitions, and with Callum Wilson likely to miss this match through injury, it’s hard to see anyone but Isak leading the line for the Magpies.

The forward has four goals in his last three games and could be a value selection to get on the scoresheet here, where he looks like the hosts’ likeliest route to goal. 

Cards look likely

Manchester City have had 128 corners in 19 Premier League games this season, and Newcastle are no slouches on that count either, so take ten or more cards to land in this clash.

The Magpies have picked up 50 cards this season, and their combative midfield could run into trouble against the Citizens.

Take over 3.5 cards in what could be a tense affair at St James’.

Best Bets

Manchester City to win and both teams to score @ 2/1
Alexander Isak to score at any time @ 21/10
Over 9.5 corners and over 3.5 cards @ 6/4