Newcastle vs Manchester City betting tips: Champions to call the Toon
Preview and odds for Sunday’s match
The champions head to Tyneside as one of only two teams with a 100 per cent start to the Premier League season as we look as some Newcastle vs Manchester City betting tips.
Wins at West Ham and at home to promoted Bournemouth – both without conceding – ensured City have made a strong start but Newcastle are unbeaten themselves.
Sunday’s match at St James’ Park kicks off at 4.30pm and is live on Sky Sports.
Pep calls for patience over Haaland
There was no goal for Erling Haaland on his home debut but manager Pep Guardiola insisted it was a matter of time before City fans get to see the best of their marquee summer signing.
Haaland – who opened his account with a brace at West Ham last week – set up Ilkay Gundogan’s opener in a 4-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
But he could not take two chances of his own and was frustrated when Phil Foden failed to pick him out for what would have been an easy tap-in early on.
Fantastic win. 🔥 Never in doubt. 🎱 C'mon City. 💙💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/VE24wEBfD4
— Ilkay Gündogan (@IlkayGuendogan) August 13, 2022
Haaland’s 19th-minute assist was his first touch of the game and a 73rd-minute scuffed shot from a Jack Grealish cross moments before he was replaced by Julian Alvarez only his eighth of the match but his movement pulled the Bournemouth defence apart to create the space for others.
“He plays the most difficult job in the world,” Guardiola said of the 22-year-old. “When you are a striker and in the defensive areas, teams like Bournemouth have three central defenders and two players in front and you are in the middle, how can you survive in that?
“It’s so difficult. We know it. We’ll find many situations. It’s just a question of time. The right moments, the right movements, and with the quality of the players we have behind him to assist him we’ll find him. I don’t have any doubts about that.
“We have seen it in the past with other teams. We have to be patient.”
Pope answering Magpies’ prayers
Nick Pope has made an impressive start to his Newcastle career following his £10million summer switch from relegated Burnley.
The England goalkeeper posted a clean sheet on his debut in the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest on the opening day before making two stunning saves in the goalless draw at Brighton.
Pope rebuffed Adam Lallana’s powerful header and a neat strike from Solly March as the Magpies held out for a creditable point at the Amex Stadium.
Boss Eddie Howe said: “He’s a very relaxed figure, very popular in the dressing room and has a real calmness about him. The save from Lallana was top class.
“You’re only as solid as your defence, I think we’ve changed personnel, added strength and added depth and now we’ve got some very good characters in that unit.
“I think you saw that because we were under the cosh but we stayed calm and we battled through it.”
🗣 “It was a strange day yesterday!”
We caught up with Nick Pope after today’s game at the Amex. pic.twitter.com/io71hO0NsM
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 13, 2022
Pope’s record will come under serious threat given the attacking talent at City’s disposal but City are yet to be breached, although the Toon Army are sure to have a say in proceedings.
Newcastle vs Manchester City meetings
City have won their last five Premier League encounters with Newcastle by an aggregate score of 20-3, including 9-0 across both games last season.
They have been leading at half-time and full-time in all of them and 11/10 is on offer for that trend to continue in Newcastle v Manchester City betting tips.
Newcastle have triumphed just once in 29 Premier League meetings with City, a 2-1 success at this venue in 2019, and are 15/2 to pick up three points this time, with City 4/11 and the draw quoted at 4/1.
City have netted at least four goals in four of the last five meetings, which can be backed at 17/5.
But we like the #YourCall market of over 3.5 goals, an away win and both teams to score at 3/1 and that completes our Newcastle vs Manchester City betting tips.
Newcastle vs Manchester City betting tips
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication