Sunday’s game at the St James’ Park see the reigning Premier League Champions begin the defence of their title and we have free football betting tips.
In what looks like being arguably the most competitive season, with up to seven teams pushing for that top four finish, it will imperative that the Champions get off to a good start.
Manuel Pellegrini has invested wisely this summer having strengthened his defence with the signings of Eliquim Mangala from Porto and Bacary Sagna on a free transfer from Arsenal. The loan signing of Frank Lampard has raised some eyebrows; however, there is no doubting his qualities and the experience he will bring to help City compete on all fronts this season.
Pellegrini, who was unusually animated last weekend at Wembley, will be looking for an improvement on the display that saw them outplayed by Arsenal in their 3-0 defeat in the Community Shield and it was concerning to see the difference in fitness and stamina between the two teams.
Newcastle will be looking to build on their 10th place finish last season and Alan Pardew has had an arguably trouble free summer with a reasonable amount of success in the transfer market. With the introduction of Siem de Jong up front and talented attacking midfielder, Reme Cabella, the Toon Army will no doubt see plenty of attacking football this season. Daryl Janmaat has been brought in to replace Mathieu Debuchy, who left for Arsenal this summer, and, as we saw in the Word Cup, Janmaat has the credentials to fill that void.
Having done the double over Newcastle last season, Manchester City will be looking for a repeat of the 2-0 success they achieved at St James’ Park last campaign. That said, opening day fixtures are notoriously tricky to predict and this could well prove somewhat of a banana skin game for the defending Champions.
In what could have the potential to be a tight opening day fixture, but one with plenty of attacking talent on show, I have gone for a Manchester City win and both teams to score which is on offer at 11/5 with Coral. On that basis a narrow 2 – 1 win for City could be worth investing in and at 8/1 with Bet365 looks good value. As for the Goalscorer market I’d look to Edin Dzeko to continue his form from last season and is worth a bet at 13/10 with William Hill to score at anytime.
Newcastle United v Manchester City Betting Tips
Manchester City to Win and Both Teams to Score – Bet Here at 11/5 with Coral
Manchester City to Win 2-1 – Bet Here at 8/1 with Bet365
Edin Dzeko to Score Anytime – Bet Here at 13/10 with William Hill
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