The new late Saturday evening television slot in the Premier League pits two of the big winners from matchday one together as Newcastle United travel to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s side opened the 2023/24 campaign with a resounding 3-0 victory over newly-promoted Burnley, a match in which star striker Erling Haaland netted a first-half brace before Rodri rounded out the win.
But Newcastle arrive in town fresh from their own statement victory as they demolished fellow top four hopefuls Aston Villa 5-1 at St James’ Park. The pick of the performances came from new singing Sandro Tonali who netted just six minutes into his debut for the Magpies after joining from Milan in the summer.
With both teams starting the new season on the front foot, and City now recently crowned UEFA Super Cup winners, this anticipated match-up should provide fireworks.
Man City vs. Newcastle match facts
- Date: Saturday, August 19
- Kickoff Time: 3 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. BST / 5 a.m. AEST (Sun. Aug 20)
- Location: Etihad Stadium (Manchester, England)
- Referee: Robert Jones
- Last meeting: Manchester City 2-0 Newcastle United (March. 4, 2023 | Premier League)
Man City vs. Newcastle prediction, odds
- Moneyline lean: Manchester City (-170)
- Score prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle United
So far during the 2023/24 season, betting expert Nathan Evans has predicted 80% of match outcomes correctly (with one exact scoreline), whilst he holds a 50% success rate across all betting selections.
to score Y / N
|Over / Under
|-170||+320||+425||-130 / -105||-145 / +105|
|1.56||4.05||5.27||1.71 / 1.91||1.68 / 2.07|
|Top betting sites
|4/7||31/10||17/4||8/11 - 21/20||7/10 – 11/10|
|1.63||4.20||5.80||1.77 / 2.00||1.73 / 2.12|
|1.58||4.10||5.20||1.76 / 1.99||1.72 / 2.12|
Man City vs. Newcastle United best bet
- Pick: Over 2.5 goals scored
- Odds: -145 (BetMGM)
Considering that these sides combined for eight goals on the opening matchday of the Premier League season, it’s not difficult to understand why we’re expecting plenty of goals here.
On top of that, four of the last five meetings between these two sides have cleared the 2.5 goals scored as this fixture usually delivers the action in front of goal.
Man City vs. Newcastle prop bet
- Pick: Over 2.5 Newcastle cards
- Odds: +135 (FanDuel)
Given the fact that Newcastle picked up four yellow cards in their opening 5-1 win over Aston Villa, we’re backing them to do similar here at the Etihad Stadium.
The Magpies are in particular susceptible to picking up cards as seen with bookings for new boy Sandro Tonali and Bruno Bruno Guimaraes on matchday one, whilst Joelinton also picks them up frequently.
Against the attack of Manchester City, this selection should come in and represents good value at +135 with FanDuel.
Man City vs. Newcastle flier bet
- Pick: Julian Alvarez to score anytime
- Odds: +200 (BetMGM)
With star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne looking at a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury, Argentinian World Cup winner Julian Alvarez could be drafted in by manager Pep Guardiola to fill the void.
Last season the 23-year-old featured 49 times across all competitions for the 2022/23 treble winners, netting 17 times in the process, whilst he looked dangerous against Burnley last weekend. In that game he attempted three shots and will look to go one better here by finding the back of the net.
Premier League 2023/24 TV channels, live streams
|Hong Kong||—||Now TV|
|India||Star Sports||Disney+, Hotstar,
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport||Astro Go|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport||Sky Sport Now,
|UK||Sky Sports, TNT Sports||NOW TV, Sky Go,
UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and TNT Sports streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on Fubo. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.
India: Star Sports network has the rights to show Premier League matches in India. As well as an English broadcast on Star Sports Select, select matches will be available via regional feeds on Star Sports 3 (in Bengali, English, Kannada, Malayalam), Star Sports 1 (Bangla) and Star Sports 1 (Tamil).