Manchester City vs Newcastle Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
City vs Newcastle United | Wednesday 29 October, 2014 | Etihad Stadium | Kick off 19.45
Newcastle United travel to the Etihad stadium for a Capital One League Cup Fourth Round clash with the high flying Blues this Wednesday.
Champions Manchester City continue their title defence against Alan Pardew’s men and will be looking for another victory to continue their impressive recent form.
Currently third on the Barclays Premier League table, City have strolled into the fourth round with results including a stunning 7-0 annihilation of Sheffield Wednesday.
Newcastle come into the game on the back of a come from behind 2-1 win over Spurs at White Hart Lane in the Premier league which will have left the side feeling in a confident mood.
Talking about their previous outing against Tottenham, Newcastle Manager Pardew said, “We needed to offer a threat – we’re Newcastle United, we’re not a small club. We’re a big club but we were playing like a small club.”
In City, Pardew’s charges come up against arguably one of the biggest clubs out there and they will need to be on top of their game to come away from the Etihad with a tick in the W column.
The Citizens fell to a 2-1 defeat to West Ham recently although boss Manuel Pellegrini has refused to panic, saying, “I don’t think it was a fault of our team for the performance in the first half, it was more about the intensity of West Ham and you must credit them for that.”
“We were very unlucky in the second half – we hit the post and went just wide with another.”
Manchester City vs Newcastle Betting
Pellegrini’s side are very firm for this clash, with bookies having them at 1/4 favourites. Sergio Aguero looks well priced in the first goal scorer market with Betway at a tempting 5/2. If you fancy a bit more risk in first goal scorer market, take a punt on Yaya Toure, also with Betway, at the very lucrative looking odds of 5/1.
If you’re looking at betting on correct score, there are two standout options, both with Paddy Power. City to clinch the tie 2-1 is very well priced at 8/1 and should the teams play to a stalemate, you can back a correct 1-1 draw at tempting odds of 9/1.