Manchester City vs Newcastle Preview


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Manchester City have won two and drawn one of their opening three games as they look to defend their Premier League crown. The draw to Wolves last weekend shows they are not invincible, but they look very likely to get back on track when facing Newcastle this weekend.

The Magpies are struggling both on and off the field, with the fans far from happy about how the club is going. Manager Rafa Benitez has expressed his frustration at the lack of signings this summer, and there is a black cloud over St James’ Park right now.

Even when things are going well, the trip to face Manchester City is still very daunting, so this looks to be an exceptionally tough game for Newcastle to play. After being dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Nottingham Forest during midweek, Newcastle received another blow and they are going to have to show a lot of character to just compete here, let alone take something from the game. I don’t think they will, and I think this is going to be a very comfortable evening for Manchester City, with them winning this game easily. Bethard are one of many new betting sites 2018 and they offer handicap betting on football to enhance the odds on games that look like being comfortable for the team you are backing. Their -2 handicap line here looks interesting and is where the value lies in this game.

  • Manchester City vs Newcastle – Manchester City -2 (handicap betting) @ 10/11 with Bethard