NUFC v Manchester City – Fan v Fan
All eyes are on Hatem Ben Arfa with Alan Pardew admitting the player’s hamstring problem is still troubling him, so it is touch and go for Saturday. Nobody else is ready to crawl off the injury list so it is same again, otherwise.
Performances have picked up to an extent recently but only one win in ten matches doesn’t make good reading. Conceding soft goals has been Newcastle’s latest Achilles heel.
Head To Head
While Newcastle found City an easy touch in the Robson era it has been dismal since, only one point from the last five meetings with a certain Michael Owen the last player to score the winner back in 2005/06 season.
Anita to score anytime at 14.00, improving all the time and getting forward more from midfield..
NUFC have scored very few first half goals and will be looking to keep it tight. So under 0.5 goals at 2.95.
Keep it tight and snatch a winner second half so X/1 for HT/FT at 12.50.
Fingers crossed for Ben Arfa to play in an unchanged 4-3-3 and to battle for a 1-0 win at 15.00
Krul; Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon; Anita, Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba
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