12BET Betting Preview & Tips: Newcastle United vs. Manchester City

Updated: December 14, 2012

Venue: St. James’ Park (Newcastle United)
Date: December 15, 2012
Time: 20:45 (+8:00 GMT)

Newcastle United and defending Champions Manchester City will clash in Sunday’s English Premier League. In their last five league matches, the Magpies have won once and lost four times, while City have won twice, drawn twice and lost once to derby rivals Manchester United.

Odds for Asian Handicap: Manchester City as Favourites; 1.0-Handicap for Newcastle United

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Hosts Newcastle lost all of their last five matches against City. The Magpies currently have a troubled form due to injuries of their key players like Yohan Cabaye, Ryan Taylor and Gabriel Obertan. Sky-blue Manchester will not play injured team captain Vincent Kompany in defence.

Newcastle’s form struggles have become apparent in both domestic and European levels. The Magpies only won once in five league games to Wigan Athletic 3-0, while they lost to Bordeaux 2-0 in the Europa League group stage, despite being qualifiers.

City had an unbeaten league run this season until their loss to neighbours Manchester United on last Sunday’s Manchester derby. Nevertheless, they remain unbeaten on away as they remain strong contenders for the league title.

In terms of scoring, City has a stronger record of 10 goals scored compared to Newcastle’s six. The league champions’ defence stands at a record of three goals conceded in five games as against the Magpies’ seven-in-five.

For this match, City are favourites to win at 2.210. Newcastle have a 1.0 handicap, so punters for the Premier League champions have to hope for a two-goal advantage (away win at 0-2, 1-3) in the scoreline for them to win in betting.