Manchester City v Newcastle United tips – City reserves won’t convince
Manuel Pellegrini focusing on games against Manchester United and CSKA Moscow
October 28th, 2014
Winning the Capital One Cup last season was the first piece of silverware lifted by Manuel Pellegrini since arriving at the Etihad Stadium, although the Chilean won’t be desperate to get to Wembley this term.
Trailing Chelsea by six points in the Premier League and with just two Champions League points on the board after three games, matches against Manchester United and CSKA Moscow loom large for the English champions.
Therefore, it is not worth a bet on City at 1/3 for this match and Pellegrini might feel his team are better without the distraction of a competition which doesn’t carry particular prestige compared to the FA Cup or landing another domestic title.
Samir Nasri might be given a run-out after completing his rehabilitation from injury, while James Milner will be another senior player given an opportunity in this match although it’s a game where Newcastle might have a chance of victory.
Alan Pardew is quietly restoring the team’s fortunes after a slow start when it appeared as though owner Mike Ashley was going to pull the trigger although victory in this game could mean the Magpies are three games away from Wembley.
Bet365 offer 10/1 about an away win and it’s not a bad shout considering United came from behind to win at White Hart Lane on Sunday, with Sammy Ameobi potentially developing into a top class player.
At the very least, it looks worth siding with the visitors on the Double Chance market for small stakes here.
Newcastle or Draw on Double Chance @ 45/17 with 888sport