Bet Live on Football: Newcastle vs. Manchester CityPublished January 12, 2014 by OCR Editor
Newcastle vs. Manchester City, 2:05pm UK time.
Manchester City is arriving hot to St. James Park today to meet home team Newcastle, after crushing West Ham 6-0 in Wednesday's first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce admitted that his team could not compete with Manchester City's "quality and talent". The citizens celebrated a hat-trick from striker Alvaro Negredo, two from Edin Dzeko and one from Yaya Toure.
Manchester City is very relevant in the road to the Premier League's championship, positioned second in the table below Arsenal with 44 points composed of 14 wins, 2 draws and 4 loses. They're the highest scoring team in the league with 57 goals in their favor.
Home team Newcastle on the other hand, will climb to the pitch with the bitter taste of their 2-1 home loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Cardiff City in the FA Cup last Saturday. The team is currently positioned eighth in the Premier League's table with 33 points (10w, 3d, 7l). Their last two league fixtures were losses, 0-1 to Arsenal and 1-0 to West Brom.
It's hard to see Cardiff's defense hold up against Manchester City's blitzing offense at the current state of affairs. It's true that in football anything can happen, but today Manchester City is the clear favorite.
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