Prediction and odds for the game: Manchester City (1/7) vs Newcastle (18/1)
We are backing Gabriel Jesus to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 6/5
When: Sunday 8 May 2022, Kick-off 17:30
Where: The Etihad Stadium
On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City hosts Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium, in what could be a massive game for the home team’s chances of winning the Premier League title.
Pep Guardiola’s team continues to be in an epic battle for the Premier League title with second-place Liverpool. City are just a point clear of their north west rivals heading into this weekend’s fixtures.
City will be looking to bounce back from their incredible Champions League semi-final exit to Real Madrid after the team from the Spanish capital scored a last-gasp brace to take the tie into extra-time before Karim Benzema sealed Los Blancos’ progress to the final. The defeat in Madrid ended a four-game winning run in all competitions for the Citizens.
Back in the Premier League and the reigning champions are unbeaten in their last eight league outings, having recorded six wins in the process. Last time out in the English top-flight City recorded a 4-0 win at relegation-threatened Leeds.
The Citizens are unbeaten in their last four home matches in the Premier League, having recorded three wins and a draw. They have also scored at least two goals in all four unbeaten home matches.
The team from the north east have moved into the top half of the Premier League table in recent weeks after an incredible turnaround in their fortunes in recent months. A narrow 1-0 home defeat by Liverpool last time out ended a four-game winning run for Eddie Howe’s team in the Premier League.
The visitors are not mathematically safe from the spectre of relegation, but it would take an extremely unlikely turn of events for the Magpies to suffer relegation to the Championship.
Newcastle’s recent away form has been poor, as they have lost three of their last four matches on their travels in the Premier League. However, a 3-0 win at already-relegated Norwich last time out ended a three-game winless run on their travels.
The win at Carrow Road also saw the Magpies keep their first clean sheet in five away matches in the English top-flight.
Newcastle has lost their last five meetings with Manchester City in all competitions, including their last four matches in the Premier League.
Manchester City should have too much quality for the visitors. As always there is no value in a City home win. Instead, we are turning to the goals market. The first bet we are backing is Gabriel Jesus to be an anytime goalscorer, as the Brazilian has scored five goals in his last two Premier League appearances.
The other bet that we are backing is over 3.5 goals, as we believe that City will be determined to bounce back from their midweek Champions League exit.
Our Tips: We are backing Gabriel Jesus to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 6/5 and/or over 3.5 goals scored at the same odds. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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