Newcastle United v Manchester City Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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With Pep Guardiola's men back in rampant form, Al Hain-Cole expects them to rack up another big victory against the Magpies at St James' Park

Manchester City will be looking to tighten their grip on the Premier League top spot even further when they travel to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United on Wednesday evening.

With closest rivals Manchester United being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Burnley on Boxing Day, Pep Guardiola’s men have the opportunity to go 15 points clear of second place.

Match odds

Having won a club record 17 consecutive matches in the league, they are available at 1/4 (1.25) with dabblebet to extend that run to 18 in a row in this one.

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The Magpies have taken just three points from the last available 57 against this opposition, but can be backed at 10/1 (11.00) to pull off a shock win this time out.

The hosts did at least bring an end to a 12-match losing streak with a 1-1 draw in the previous encounter between the teams, and there are odds of 11/2 (6.50) available on them holding out for another stalemate here.

Free-scoring City

Having seemingly shown signs of slowing down after relying on late goals and comebacks to beat Huddersfield, Southampton and West Ham in consecutive 2-1 victories, the runaway leaders look to have stepped it up a gear once again recently.

After brushing aside United in the Manchester derby, the Citizens have romped to four-goal victories in each of their last three games - including an impressive 4-1 thrashing of Tottenham.

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While they may have secured a first win in 10 games with a 3-2 victory over West Ham last time out, it is hard to see Rafa Benitez’s side coping with their high-flying guests given their recent defensive displays.

Having conceded four to Manchester United and three each against Watford, Chelsea and Leicester, a backline that has not kept a single clean sheet in 10 games appears unlikely to stand up to their star-studded opponents.

Tips and Predictions

Instead, odds of 6/5 (2.20) look generous on City securing a 13th win in 14 against Newcastle while ensuring over 3.5 goals for their fourth successive league fixture - as well as a fifth in seven for the home side.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Man City to win & Over 3.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 6/5 (2.20) with dabblebet

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