Newcastle United v Manchester City

Sunday 6 May 2012 1.30pm

The relative prizes for both teams are immense today, a win for the visitors would see them with arguably both hands on the title (last match home to QPR), while for Newcastle a win would see us have one hand on possible Champions League qualification.

As we all know, Newcastle go into this match on the back of seven wins in eight games, while City have won their last four. However, previous to that they had a three match run which contained defeat at Arsenal and draws against Stoke and the mackems.

Those recent results lead us to scratch our heads as to why you can get odds of 4-1 on Newcastle winning (see our tips and how to get a free £25 bet below), a price which is outrageously good considering our form.

Of course winning will be anything but easy against a team with City’s resources and the strength they can bring off the bench if things are going badly.

One advantage Newcastle definitely have though is their team spirit, with the likes of Tevez and Balotelli in the opposition camp you wouldn’t have many neutrals arguing with that.

Cisse’s goals at Stamford Bridge mean that Newcastle have failed to score in only two of their last twenty one matches and who would bet against Cisse scoring yet again tomorrow. It was also great to see Demba Ba looking more like his old self on Wednesday in terms of getting into scoring positions, hitting the bar and very unlucky to see a fingertip Cech save deny him.

If you followed our top tip on Wednesday you would have collected at 13-1 on Betfair if you had backed Newcastle to lead at half-time and full-time.

On the defensive front, Newcastle know they will have their hands full but a remarkable five clean sheets in their last six matches means confidence will be sky high.

Even if Danny Simpson is passed fit I think it unlikely he will dislodge James Perch who did very well against Chelsea, so I anticipate no changes unless the manager springs a surprise.

The expected availability of Cheick Tiote gives everyone a massive lift as you would have dreamt it when you saw him carried off the other night.

This is a football match that sums up why you are drawn to St.James’ Park, last match of the season with so much to play for. The squad have performed wonders and deserve a standing ovation whatever happens in the ninety minutes but just how good would it be if they can cap their home record with perhaps the most important result and performance of all.

In the betting stakes we have hooked up with ***Betfair. Many of you will have ‘normal’ betting accounts with the various bookies but what Betfair have to offer is something very different, though the most important thing is that the prices you get are better than anywhere else almost every time!

At the time of putting this together the prices on offer for our recommended bets are Newcastle to win 3-0 (99-1) and Hatem Ben Arfa to score the first goal (19-1), both prices better than any other online bookmaker. Our final bet is Newcastle to win which is a massive 4-1 with Betfair and that price also available at a couple of bookmakers.

Go direct to the Newcastle v Man. City match odds here or to sign up for your free bet click below.

18 comments
JohnEllis2
JohnEllis2

Anyone who has bought a season ticket are a bunch muppets dopey feckers

Andgeo
Andgeo

It is as simple as this. ASHLEY OUT! There is no other way forward. He has a track record now of appointing fall guys. And when we have had the right people there in shearer, Keegan and houghton who were all they have been undermined. This is all intended to distract attention away from what he is doing, which is profiting from the football club, at everyone else's expense!!

Ashley out! Ashley out! Ashley out! Ashley out! Ashley out! Ashley out! Ashley out! Ashley out! Ashley out!

ASHLEY OUT!!!!!!!!

CMRowley
CMRowley

What a load of tosh tosh.

You're seriously suggesting that this man just stumbles round being convinced by manipulative chancers?

MagpieG
MagpieG

Sorry, what exactly did Seymour and McKeag achieve at NUFC?

foggy
foggy

The new turnstiles at st james park are set to be in operation for the first home game of the season.

They are all connected to Ashleys office by microphone. The sound the turnstile makes as it is being operated is "mug" and the sound in Ashleys office is "kerching".

mug-kerching-mug-kerching-mug-kerching......... 50000 times.

SteveSmith16
SteveSmith16

Disagree with the majority of this article.

You don't get as rich as Ashley by being as stupid as he's made out to be here.

Dennis Wise? Just an easy way of getting rid of KK who proved to be a thorn in his side.

Kinnear? Blatant scapegoat for a lack of signings that were never going to happen anyway.

Charnley? Looks like a complete toss pot / cartoon character. Even despots need a laugh.

The due diligence on the "debt"? Justification for his tyranny at this club in the eyes of the media and the sheep who believe that he's "saving" us.

If Ashley wanted us to be successful then you can guarantee we would be.

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

@SteveSmith16 agree, stupid?? No!  Unscrupulous and not bothered who he steps on to make a profit??  You betcha!

Bornunderabigbluestar
Bornunderabigbluestar

@SteveSmith16  Excellent summary. During Kinnear's second time there was never any intention to sign anyone, so perfect scapegoat. Don't believe the due diligence bit, he is not that stupid, I do believe he tried to sell us straight away and it fell through. He has no emotional tie to the club, its cold hard business to him.

mrkgw
mrkgw

Charnley - purely out of his depth. Moncur - just doesnt instil confidence. Sorry both - just my opinion as things stand.

Alsteads
Alsteads

I know people that have made a mint and they are horrible, I know people that have made a mint and are genuinely thick as fxck. All of them (when I say all I mean 5) have no genuine friends. Ashley would fall into that same pathetic bracket (you may have money, but I'm glad I'm me not you) but the difference is he has our club as a toy thing and will continue to make rash, horrible decisions just to pxss us off cos he can. Would love to hear from his so called school friends lol

He is like the adopted kid at school. You were always skint but he always had money and bought the other kids sweets and thought he was popular. As it turned out and kids got paper rounds and their own bit he ended up a sad lonely twxt !

IbizaToon
IbizaToon

@Alsteads My response has nothing to do with football, or Newcastle United, so apologies in advance. But what the hell has a kid being adopted got to do with that scenario?


I suppose as I've commented, I should address the article too...
Ashley the sucker? Wild increase in personal wealth and a mass of people who continue to line his pockets....who is the sucker again?

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

If he read this article he'd piss himself laughing. You talk like you think he's trying to make the football club successful? Dear me man.

mactoon
mactoon

@Chemical Dave  You are spot on. His business model is for the club to SURVIVE not succeed and nothing has happened since his 'come and buy your season ticket battle cry' to convince me anything has changed.


If what he said was genuine why are we one of the only three clubs who haven't signed anyone despite the press putting out McClarens supposed top target list.

NottsToon
NottsToon

Sorry, but I disagree. Mike Ashley is far from an idiot and each and every one of the appointments described here was a calculated decision to the end of distracting the mug punters whilst he reams the club of all the actual money.

He isn't an idiot, he's a confidence trickster intent on relieving NUFC of that troublesome TV contract money (where is that by the way?), and fans of the change in their pockets. All this whilst advertising his actual business in one of the most public places in the world (the PL) for no money.

v0ices
v0ices

@NottsToon spot on, people need to understand football is not why ashley is involved in nufc exploting the club to make money is thats why the debt to ashley has grown assets have been stripped on favour of mash holdings and revenue streams strangled in favour of sports direct. he is not doing a bad job of rumning a football club he is doing a great job of making money for mike ashley, football is just something that has to happen so he gets his money.

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

Absolutely spot on.  There are far too many people, such as Marco Gabbiadini, who are in thrall of him just because he's made a bit of money.

Porciestreet
Porciestreet

What a good piece, and every word is dead right.

                              ASHLEY OOT  HWTF.