At Sports Direct Arena, Alan Pardew’s side play host to table-topping Manchester City in what is certainly the biggest game played in Newcastle for a decade.
If the Toon Army can get a victory, they will go into the final game of the season still in with a chance of grabbing third place and an automatic Champions League qualification spot. For the visitors, the ultimate prize of a Premier League title beckons, and it seems to be a case of keeping their nerve.
The markets fancy City and it should be remembered that Roberto Mancini’s men have won three of their last four visits to the Magpies.
Newcastle do have a reasonable record at home against sides near the summit, as they have won one, drawn four, and lost two. The +0.75 goals handicap offered by Bet365 at a shade over Evens (2.02) looks a reasonable option.
The "No" option for both teams to score also looks to hold some betting appeal as it has paid off in eight of Manchester City’s last 10 away games and in eight of Newcastle’s last 12 home matches, including their last four.
The "No" in the "Both teams to score" market can be backed at an attractive looking Evens (2.00) with Bet365 and this will be my bet for this match.
Later on in the afternoon Manchester United look to finish the season at Old Trafford on a high against Brendan Rodger’s Swansea who have acquitted themselves very well at the top level.
I can see Alex Ferguson's side making a bold statement here and attacking this game from the off, and envisages a torrid afternoon for the Welsh side. Since the start of the 2008/09 season Manchester United have played 11 matches against promoted opposition and have cleared the -2 goal handicap in five of those.
Swansea have lost all three matches this season away to the top tier sides, losing by three or more goals in 2 of these games. The second selection is Manchester United -2 goals on the Asian Handicap at 17/20 (1.85) with Bet365.
|Newcastle United v Manchester City - Both Teams to Score "No" at Evens (2.0) with Bet365
||Manchester United -2 goals (v Swansea) at 17/20 (1.85) with Bet365|
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