The Premier League title race continues on Tuesday, January 29, as Manchester City travel to St James’ Park to play Newcastle United.
The Magpies have their own situation to worry about as they battle to avoid relegation, but much of the attention will be on the visiting team.
Manchester City find themselves four points behind Liverpool in the Premier League and could close to the gap to just one point by winning this match.
As things stand heading into the 24th round of games, Liverpool are the 7/10 favourites with Unibet to win the 2018/19 Premier League title with Manchester City on offer at 6/5.Claim Bonus
Manchester City Defensive Improvements
Pep Guardiola’s team have recovered well from the back-to-back defeats at the hands of Crystal Palace and Leicester City over the Christmas period. Manchester City have won each of their last six games, four of which have been in the Premier League.
City have won many plaudits for their attacking football, but one notable improvement in recent weeks has been the defence. Manchester City have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four matches in all competitions and despite a late scare at Huddersfield Town on the weekend, looked solid.
On the attacking front, Sergio Aguero looks to be back fully fit after injury, and that’s always a bonus.
Lack of Goals for Newcastle United
Newcastle United scored three goals at home against Cardiff in their previous Premier League game, but scored only two goals in their previous five league games. Unibet offer 22/25 for Manchester City to win the match to nil.
City have scored 27 goals in their last six games in all competitions, at an average of 4.5 goals per match. However, 15 of those goals came against lower league opposition in cup games and only once in their last 23 home Premier League games have Newcastle United conceded more than two.
The 2-0 Manchester City win is available at 11/2 with Unibet. Guardiola will be pleased to come away with that having played in both the League Cup and FA Cup prior to this match. Liverpool, on the other hand, have a free week to rest and prepare for their home game against Leicester.
Could that be the difference in the title run-in?