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Newcastle United in Tough for Survival

Moussa Sissokho Newcastle United Premier League

Despite spending money on players as if it were a top-10 club, Newcastle United finds itself in a fierce relegation battle as the season winds down. Things don’t get any easier for them as they host Manchester City at

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  • Manchester City was the last two EPL meetings by a combined score of 11-1.
  • Newcastle has 10 points from a possible 15 in their last five home games.
  • Man City has won 12 of the last 14 meetings with Newcastle in all competitions.

At online book Bet365, Manchester City is -163 in moneyline markets while Newcastle is +450 and the Draw is +350. As for the total, OVER 2.5 goals is priced at -150 while UNDER 2.5 goals is +115.

Newcastle is 19th in the table on 28 points and enters Tuesday’s game three points from safety. The Magpies had been in terrible form of late but did manage a 3-0 win versus Swansea at St. James’ Park.

The Magpies had lost six of seven entering the Swansea game and have just about solidified their destiny in relegation though a win over City would provide a glimmer of hope.

It’s not an easy run-in for Newcastle after this match as well as they are away to Liverpool and Aston Villa and host Crystal Palace and Tottenham.

Manchester City, on the other hand, has really begun to hit its stride as the Citizens bring a three-game winning streak in the Premier League into Tuesday’s fixture. Over the weekend, City thrashed Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge and now sit third in the table even on points with Arsenal.

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