Manchester City vs Newcastle United Preview

Manchester City vs Newcastle United

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium – Etihad Stadium

Date: 1st September 2018

Kick-off time – 17:30 GMT

As the Premier League season goes on the table is expected to take shape, and Manchester City will be looking to recover from their temporary setback from last weekend when they drew against Wolves to get all three points here.

City uncharacteristically dropped two points at Wolves last weekend and this game offers them the chance to keep up in the race for the title however Rafa Benitez is one manager that knows how to frustrate a top attacking team.

The Cityzens are currently 5th in the league table behind the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, and Watford who all have perfect records; however, they should not be bothered much as they started last season with a draw at Everton and still won the league with plenty in hand.

Newcastle’s season has started in a miserable way after they failed to significantly invest in their playing squad  during the summer.

They started their season with a 2-1 loss to Tottenham before a goalless draw against Cardiff City.

Last weekend, they were beaten 2-1 at home after their plans to park the bus against Chelsea backfired in the second half.

The Magpies come into this game in very poor spirits after they suffered yet another defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup in midweek, so everything points to Manchester City having it easy here.

Newcastle have lost their last 9 league visits to the Etihad.

Bookmakers have priced Manchester City up at extremely short-odds making it impossible to back them.  Goal market betting odds suggest there will be 3 or more goals in this game.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Manchester City

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Manchester City 6-1 Huddersfield Town 19 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W Arsenal 0-2 Manchester City 12 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
W Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City 5 Aug, 2018 English FA Community Shield
W Bayern Munich 2-3 Manchester City 29 Jul, 2018 International Champions Cup
L Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool 26 Jul, 2018 International Champions Cup

Newcastle United

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Cardiff City 0-0 Newcastle United 18 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
L Newcastle United 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur 11 Aug, 2018 English Premier League
L Newcastle United 0-1 FC Augsburg 4 Aug, 2018 Friendly
L Braga 4-0 Newcastle United 1 Aug, 2018 Friendly
D FC Porto 0-0 Newcastle United 28 Jul, 2018 Friendly

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle United 20 Jan, 2018 English Premier League
Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester City 27 Dec, 2017 English Premier League
Newcastle United 1-1 Manchester City 19 Apr, 2016 English Premier League
Manchester City 6-1 Newcastle United 3 Oct, 2015 English Premier League
Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle United 21 Feb, 2015 English Premier League


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