Newcastle have failed to win away to Manchester City in over a decade and there is little to suggest that this run will come to an end this season.
Manchester City will be buoyed by their home win over Chelsea in their last Premier League fixture and remain unbeaten in five games in all competitions at Eastlands during the current campaign.
They are 2/5 to beat Newcastle this season and stretch their unbeaten record against the Magpies to eight games.
An added incentive for Roberto Mancini’s men is that a victory would be their 50th in league football against Newcastle.
Newcastle’s last victory away to Manchester City came in 2000 and they are 7/1 to collect the three points this season.
However, goals may prove hard to come by as City have the joint best defensive record in the Premier League as they have only conceded two goals in their six games.
Another positive that Newcastle can take is that they have not lost in their last three games on the road.
Manchester City have only managed to score once in each of their last two Premier League games at home and with their tendency to employ three holding midfielders, there is a strong case that goals will be minimal.
A 1-0 home win for Manchester City seems the likely result based on their tight defence and this is priced at 6/1.
The last meeting between the two at Eastlands finished 2-1 in City’s favour and a repeat is available at 7/1.
Andy Carroll scored for Newcastle on his only away visit to Manchester City in January 2009. See the whole Manchester City vs Newcastle match betting odds market.