Newcastle United v Manchester City Preview

October 29, 2013 | By

skybet_promo_new English Capital One Cup action Wednesday Night comes from St James’ Park Stadium and features Newcastle United versus Manchester City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 19:45pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Newcastle United v Manchester City Preview, Capital One Cup, 30th Wednesday October 2013

Newcastle United are not having the best start to their new campaign in the league having only managed three victories from their opening nine matches played, but this competition does provide manager Alan Pardew and his side a real chance of capturing some silverwear this season and with home advantage where they play some of their best football, fans and players will be confident of defying the odds that are clearly stacked against them and progressing through to the next round on wednesday night.

Manchester City will have certainly looked at this competition as one they will want to win and with their embarrassing 2-1 defeat against Chelsea over the weekend Manuel Pellegrini and his players will be determined to get back to winning ways in this game and will no doubt keep the Newcastle United defence extremely busy in this one with the current squad of world class individuals they have available.

Newcastle United v Manchester City Team News

Newcastle United Team News:

Fabrio Coloccini and Ryan Taylor are both still unavailable as they continue recovery from respective injuries and midfielder Jonas Gutiérrez will also be absent as he deals with some personal issues. 4-4-2 could be the likely formation which would see Loic Remy and Cisse leading the attack up front with support from midfield being provided by Ben Arfa, Cabaye and Sissoko.

Striker Loic Remy is the clubs current top goalscorer at the moment with 5.

Manchester City Team News:

I would expect to see a large number of the players that were involved in that 2-1 defeat against Chelsea at the weekend to be rested for this one. 4-2-3-1 will be the likely formation with Dzeko leading the attack up front with support in behind coming from Jovetic, Milner and Lopes.

Striker Sergio Aguero is the clubs current top goalscorer this season with 7.

Newcastle United v Manchester City Head to Head Statistics

Wednesday night’s game from St James’ Park Stadium will become the 132nd meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Newcastle United have won 51 times, Manchester City have won 48 times and there has been 32 draws.

The head to head statistics table below shows the last 5 matches played between the two sides and as you can see from the data Manchester City have completely dominated proceedings having won all 5 times by at least a 2 goal margin.

19/08/13 PRL Manchester City – Newcastle United
4 : 0
30/03/13 PRL Manchester City – Newcastle United 4 : 0
15/12/12 PRL Newcastle United – Manchester City
1 : 3
06/05/12 PRL Newcastle United – Manchester City
0 : 2
19/11/11 PRL Manchester City – Newcastle United 3 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

368 goals have been scored in the previous 131 matches played between these two clubs over the years which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.81 which suggests this game should see at least a couple of goals scored during this midweek cup game on wednesday night.

Newcastle United v Manchester City Recent Form (Left to Right)

Newcastle United: W L W D L

Manchester City: L W W W L

Manchester City just edge the recent form statistics having managed to win 3 times from their last 5 matches played with Newcastle United only having managed to win 2 from their last 5.

Newcastle United v Manchester City Match Betting Odds Market.

Newcastle United do have a decent overall record against Manchester City at St James’ Park Stadium but you have to go back to the 24th September 2005 to find the last time they beat them at home and the online bookmakers don’t rate their chances of changing those statistics having them priced up at odds of 4/1 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) to win this one.

The Draw also looks an unlikely outcome here as you have to go back to 20th October 2008 to find the last time these two sides battled out a draw, however it does seem to be the best result in my opinion that the hosts can achieve from this game so might be worth a small cover bet at a current best price of 3/1 with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers).

Manchester City are the clear favourites to win this game and it would take a very brave person to bet against them doing so with the amount of world class individuals they have in their squad, but I don’t expect Manuel Pellegrini to play his strongest team for this game and question I am asking myself is will the side he picks be good enough to win this game at a current best price of 3/4 with Paddy Power (£50 Free Bets for New Customers).

Newcastle United v Manchester City Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

If Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was to play his strongest starting eleven for this game then I would be 100% confident of an away win in this fixture, but with many of the players having only played a couple of days ago in a hard fought game against Chelsea, I don’t exepect many of those that played in that game will be involved for this game.

As such this provides us with a big decision to make, as will the Manchester City that does play be good enough to win this game against a Newcastle United side that is certain to be at full strength ?

If I am completely honest with myself, I don’t think it can but with confidence of the players at Newcastle United at an all time low having only managed three victories in the league this season, backing the hosts to win this game is also a huge risk and it does seem safer to look elsewhere for the value.

The goal stats suggest at least a couple of goals to be scored during this game, so betting markets like Both Teams to Score YES, Total Match Goals, Over 2.5 Goals and Anytime Goalscorer will be the places I shall be looking at for a betting opportunity on this one.

The Verdict

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