Newcastle United - Manchester City Betting Preview: Goals galore at St James' Park on Sunday

Manuel Pellegrini's rampant side travel to Tyneside on Sunday looking to top the table, and our tipster is backing over 3.5 goals in Sunday's first Premier League game
Manchester City have been sensational in recent weeks, scoring at will against the majority of their opponents in league and cup. They face a Newcastle United side this weekend who have had a blip of form after a surge up the Premier League table.

Manuel Pellegrini brings his side into this match looking to make it six Premier League wins in a row. His side destroyed West Ham United in the League Cup midweek, effortlessly netting six goals at home. Paddy Power price them at 4/6 (1.67) to win this match.

Newcastle had won seven of their last nine games before they welcomed Arsenal to St James Park at the end of December. After losing to the Gunners 1-0, they were beaten by West Brom and then Cardiff City in the FA Cup last weekend.

Despite this blip, the Magpies still sit in eighth position in the Premier League. Paddy Power price them at 15/4 (4.75) to get back to winning ways. The same firm price the draw at 3/1 (4.00).

A common theme in Manchester City matches this season has been goals, with Pellegrini's side scoring 57 goals and conceding 23 in the league this season. With 20 matches played, they average four goals each game.

With over 2.5 goals a little skinny to back at 8/15 (1.53) with Paddy Power, it's certainly worth looking at over 3.5 goals at 11/8 (2.38). With this bet paying out in four of City's last five away games, expect it to comfortably land. Despite some solid home form Newcastle are not often able to keep a clean sheet at home, conceding in their last six matches which makes the bet even more appealing.

Over 3.5 goals at 11/8 (2.38) 2.0pt stake with Paddy Power

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