Newcastle United vs. Manchester City Preview: Pellegrini And Manchester City’s Ticket To Fame

Updated: January 7, 2014
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The consistent Manchester City will strengthen its bid for the title race as they confront Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. Once again, the genius Manuel Pellegrini will have a display of his prolific strategies on the pitch as he lead the online betting  favorite in clinching an important victory.


Match Date: 12 January 2014 (local time)
Venue: St. James’ Park

Team Form

Newcastle United

Three consecutive losses almost threw manager Alan Pardew out of the pitch. With the defeat against Cardiff City, the club let go of the possibility to snatch a coveted trophy this season. Indeed, exiting the FA Cup can readily trigger a string of emotion ranging from despair, disappointment and frustration.


But Newcastle United is still in the Premier League and this provides them a venue to make an impression and ensure a strong finish—easy to say, but a little bit hard to accomplish. This is most especially true if a club is dealing with a strong title contender, Manchester City.


The Potters have already lost twice in their recent encounter. Yet the bright side of it was that they have already secured three victories under its belt, well, not that bad, considering the fact that they are comfortably occupying the 8th spot of the table. Performance wise, they can compete with Manchester City. However, their lack of a formidable striker lowers their possibility of fetching an easy win. So far, the best possible outcome they can come up with is a draw, unless their striker drought ends soon.


Manchester City

Amidst the ruckus and roller coaster performance of other clubs, Manchester City proved to be the most consistent of all. The club’s bid for the title race remains strong despite the dilemmas experienced in their away form.


However, the genius Manuel Pellegrini has already sorted out a formidable solution and is far as their away performance is concerned, this aspect no longer threatens their campaign. Even in the Champions League, Man City’s force is relentless. It was the first team to hand the mighty and seemingly invincible Bayern Munchen, a taste of defeat.


Theoretically speaking, clashing with Newcastle United barely gives them a headache. However, the strategist Pellegrini is aware of his club’s flaws. Sergio Arguero’s injury, for one, might prevent him from joining the pitch.  But although Pellegrini knows the caliber of his players and that he can easily find a temporary replacement, he is in no way, taking things lightly. As a matter of fact, one can only expect a stronger and fiercer Manchester City on the ground.


Football betting tip:  Manchester City

A single victory is all that Man City needs to topple Arsenal. Needless to say, Pellegrini and his boys shall ensure a down the wire match in an attempt to claim the most coveted trophy this season.




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