Newcastle Coming Off Huge Win
Newcastle grabbed one of the biggest wins in Premier League history on Sunday as they beat Sheffield United 8-0 on the road. The Magpies also drew at AC Milan last Tuesday in their first Champions League group stage match for over 20 years. Meanwhile, Manchester City is a perfect 7-0, in all competitions, heading into Wednesday’s EFL Cup third-round matchup at Newcastle. City will be missing Rodri due to suspension for this one and we’ll see what effect that has on the Newcastle vs Manchester City odds.
Newcastle and Manchester City have already met once this season, back in August. the Newcastle vs Manchester City odds priced the Cityzens as -145 favorites and Man City’s Julian Alvarez scored the game’s only goal. Man City is unbeaten in their last 10 matches vs. Newcastle, in all competitions. In the 2022-23 EPL season, Man City drew 3-3 with Newcastle at St. James’ Park and City won the reverse fixture, 2-0.
Newcastle Make History
Newcastle United exploded for eight goals on Sunday at Sheffield United. In fact, it was the first time in Premier League history a team had eight different goalscorers in a single match. Sean Longstaff opened up the scoring in the 21st minute and the Magpies didn’t look back from there. Defenders Dan Burn and Sven Botman both scored on headers before the end of the first half.
The second half looked like a training exercise for Newcastle as they were able to consistently break down the Sheffield United defense. All of Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes, and Alexander Isak got on the scoresheet as the Magpies won 8-0. Newcastle have had a difficult early season schedule and are just 3-3 but are still one of the best Premier League teams.
Right-man Kieran Trippier managed to register three assists in the match and is persistently dangerous with his crosses. Newcastle were one of the best soccer bets in the League Cup last season as they reached the final. Eddie Howe’s side lost 2-0 to Manchester United in the final as the Red Devils won their first trophy in six years. Bettors should be aware Newcastle midfielder Joelinton is out for this match.
Man City’s Personnel Problem
Manchester City are currently short on midfielders, especially given Rodri’s suspension. Rodri is one of City’s most important players but he lost his cool in the second half vs. Nottingham Forest. He received a straight red for putting his hands on Morgan Gibbs-White’s neck. He’ll miss the next three domestic matches for City, in all competitions.
Before he got sent off, the midfielder played a big role in City’s first goal. He played a beautiful over-the-top ball for Kyle Walker, who set up Phil Foden for the finish. Erling Haaland doubled City’s lead on a header as midfielder Matheus Nunes picked up his first assist for City.
With the win, Man City improved to 6-0 in the Premier League. Unsurprisingly, City are first in the Premier League standings and are going for a fourth straight EPL title. Last season, Manchester City lost in the quarterfinals in the EFL Cup to Southampton. With Bernardo Silva, Rodri, and Kevin de Bruyne out, that could mean a rare opportunity for Kalvin Phillips. Mateo Kovacic and John Stones are also doubtful for the match.
Match Analysis & Odds
Both managers will take this EFL Cup match seriously as they want to challenge on all fronts. Newcastle have most of their key players available for this match, while Manchester City are down a few of their key guys. Regardless, the Newcastle vs Manchester City odds price City as +140 favorites for Wednesday’s match.
This has the makings for a close match and it’s certainly not easy for opposing teams to win at St. James’ Park. Last season, when Manchester City went up to Newcastle, they were perhaps a bit fortunate to come away with a win. In this pick’em, Newcastle pk comes in at -105 odds and Manchester City pk shows -125. Still, City has the EPL’s leading scorer, Erling Haaland, available.
Newcastle’s moneyline odds aren’t too far behind as they’re priced at +180 to come away with a win. The last time Man City failed to score two goals in a game was their 1-0 win over Newcastle back in August. A draw sits at +240 as both over and under 2.5, 3 goals display -115 odds.