MANCHESTER CITY Vs NEWCASTLE UNITED
KICK OFF: Saturday 1st Sept 2018 | 18:30 CET
Premier League wk4 | ETIHAD STADIUM
Do The Magpies have a Chance against Dominant City?
The champions continued their goal-scoring exploits with an emphatic 6 - 1 victory over Huddersfield, and this looks like another high-scoring win for the hosts. Perhaps the question is, how many goals can City put past Newcastle?
City’s hunger for more glory is indisputable, and it seems Guardiola’s men will put any side to the sword with the form they are in right now. Sergio Aguero continued his goal-scoring prowess as he grabbed a hat-trick against Huddersfield and Newcastle happens to be his favourite opponents. De Bryune is out for two months or so, but Guardiola has a dynamic team that copes well with challenges.
Newcastle United are yet to record a win in the new 2018 season, and they don’t stand a chance against City, on paper at least. Kenedy saw a last-minute penalty saved in their previous away game at Cardiff and the player’s overall performance was mediocre. Opta Stats revealed that Kenedy failed to complete a single pass in the first 45 minutes. Benitez will likely set up a defensive approach in Manchester with changes expected up front too.
City may win, but there’s value in backing Newcastle to notch up a goal in this one.
Key Match Facts
- Sergio Aguero has scored in City’s last three home games against Newcastle, including a hat-trick last season and five goals the proceeding season.
- Newcastle has scored in their last two visits to the Etihad Stadium.