The most attacking side in European football travel to the wee club in the North East having scored 92 goals in all competition this season.
Manuel Pellegrini first league game in charge saw City thump Newcastle 4-0 at the Etihad on the opening day of the season. Despite having Joe Kinnear as ‘director of football’, Newcastle’s season had started to come together after a shaky start.
But they’ve lost their last two on the bounce against high-flying Arsenal and not so high-flying West Brom and Magpies fans looking for revenge for that 4-0 drubbing should look away now.
- City have won their last eight Barclays Premier League games against Newcastle United
- The Citizens are unbeaten in their last 15 games against the Magpies in all competitions
Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo has led the charge for City’s title charge and quick step into the knockout stages of the Champions League – particularly with Sergio Aguero out injured.
His second hat-trick of the season (first v CSKA Moscow) against West Ham midweek in their 6-0 Capital One Cup rout took his tally to 18 in all competitions – and left Sam Allardyce updating his LinkedIn profile.
The Beast is 10/11 to hit the net at anytime on Sunday as he chases his ninth league goal of the season while a third hat-trick is chalked up at 11/1 with Paddy Power.
The visitors last six wins against Newcastle have been by a minimum of two goals and the Premier League’s most attacking side (57 league goals in 20 games) can be backed at 13/8 (-1 on the handicap) as they chase their fifth away win of the season.
Midfield general Yaya Toure scored in this fixture last season as City won 3-1 and scored twice in the 2-0 league win here the season before.
The Ivorian international has four goals in his last three games and is 7/1 to get the first goal of the game against Newcastle.
Toure to score and City to win is an 11/4 chance in Paddy Power’s Wincast betting. While Negredo to score first and the Citizens to win 3-1 is 35/1 in the Scorecast market.
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