Paddy Power: Newcastle v City specials
- 29 October 2013 13:00
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
Manchester City kicked off their League Cup campaign with a 5-0 demolition of Wigan in September, and now Manuel Pellegrini’s men travel to St James’ Park for a Fourth Round clash with Newcastle.
Paddy Power make Manchester City the 3/4 favourites going into the game, with the Magpies 7/2 in the betting. Manchester City have won 12 and drawn two of the last 14 games against Newcastle and never lost to them in League Cup history.
In the only other League Cup clash between these sides at St James’ Park, City triumphed 2-0 in 1994. It is 15/2 with Paddy Power that Manchester City run out 2-0 winners again and 11/5 that they win without conceding.
In Manchester City’s last three games in the League Cup there have been four or more goals and the last time Newcastle faced Premier League opposition at home in this competition, Arsenal beat them 4-0. It is 4/1 that there are exactly four goals in the game with Paddy Power and 22/1 that City win the tie 4-0, as they did on the first day of this season.
Manuel Pellegrini is expected to make a number of changes to his starting 11 due to the fixture congestion at this stage of the season. David Silva opened the scoring against Newcastle in the league in August and is 8/1 to score first on Wednesday with Paddy Power. The midfielder is 23/10 to score at any time and it is 100/1 that lightning strikes twice and he opens the scoring in a 4-0 win for City.
Yaya Toure has four goals in four games against Newcastle and if he does get on to the pitch against the Magpies, he is 11/4 to score at any time. It is 7/2 with Paddy Power that Yaya Toure scores at any time in a Manchester City victory.
Although Manchester City are well fancied to win, they have conceded the opening goal in four of their last five matches, and gone on to win three of them. Paddy Power are offering 15/2 that Manchester City come from behind again this season, and beat Newcastle in the Fourth Round of the League Cup.