Man City travel to St. James’ Park to face Newcastle on Saturday looking to close the gap at the top of the Premier League table.
With Liverpool not playing this weekend, Pep Guardiola’s side have the chance to move one step closer to a historic fourth consecutive Premier League title and bet365 are celebrating this huge match with a fantastic offer that nets you £2 in Free Bets for every goal scored.
After returning victorious from the Club World Cup, Man City have got straight back into it in the Premier League with back-to-back victories against Everton and Sheffield United, before securing their place in the next round of the FA Cup with a 5-0 hammering of Championship side Huddersfield Town. Now they travel to a Newcastle side who are having a tough time of it of late with various injury problems and just one win and five defeats from their last six Premier League matches.
This is a tie that City would have been expected to win and win at a canter in recent seasons having won 25 and losing just one of the previous 30 Premier League meetings between the two sides. Infact, Newcastle are City’s favourite Premier League team to play against, having won more games (30) and scored more goals (98) against the Magpies than any other side.
Despite a 1-0 victory in the EFL Cup earlier in the season, Eddie Howe is yet to beat Pep Guardiola in their 12 previous meetings in the Premier League, although they did see out a 3-3 draw at St. James’ Park last season, which would have seen you picked up £10 in free bets using this offer (capped at £10).
Here’s how much could you have made in the last three PL meetings at St. James’ Park:
Newcastle 3-3 Man City – £10 in Free Bets
21st August 2022
Eddie Howe thought he had finally ended the curse and beaten Pep Guardiola in the Premier League when the two sides last met at St. James’ in the Premier League, but City once again found a way to avoid defeat. Despite taking an early lead through Ilkay Gundogan, City were blown away by the Toon Army, who raced into a 3-1 lead in the 54th minute as Kieran Trippier looked to have put the game beyond the champions with the perfect free-kick. The game wasn’t over however, as City scored twice in the space of four minutes through Erling Haaland and then Bernardo Silva.
Newcastle 0-4 Man City – £8 in Free Bets
19th December 2021
City made it eight straight wins in the Premier League with a 4-0 victory over Newcastle back in December 2021 to secure their place at the top of the Premier League table at Christmas for just the third time in their history. An early Ruben Dias header and a fantastic solo run from Joao Cancelo saw City lead 2-0 at the break, despite Pep Guardiola calling it one of their worst first half performances of the season. Further goals from Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling completed the rout.
Newcastle 3-4 Man City – £10 in Free Bets
14th May 2021
Man City once again left the North East with all three points after a topsy-turvy game that could have gone either way. Spaniard Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick for City, including a superb backheeled finish. Putting City infront just before HT after Joao Cancelo had cancelled out Emil Krafth’s header, many thought the second half would be a breeze for City, but that wasn’t the case. Pep’s side conceded two early penalties, with Joeltinon dispatching the first and Joe Willock tucking away the rebound after his initial effort was saved by Scott Carson to put the home side 3-2 ahead. City needed a hero and they found just that in Ferran Torres, who scored twice in four minutes to complete his hat-trick and hand his side a valuable three points.