Seeley’s Selections – Man City v Newcastle
Man City v Newcastle
Only one live game in the Premier League on Saturday night and it should be a pretty straight forward one when Champions Manchester City entertain Newcastle at the Etihad.
City are BoyleSports’ red-hot, or should that be blue-hot favourites, for this one at an unbackable 3/10, but I would include them with strong confidence in all your weekend BoyleSports mulitple bets.
Lets start with the negative – Newcastle won this fixture last season 2-0, trust me that won’t happen again and now the positives.
Prior to that defeat last year, City were unbeaten at home to the Geordies in their last 11 match-ups and they have given them some proper hidings in the last few seasons with 18 goals scored in the last six meetings.
But the main reason I’m very confident about an easy home success and the reason why I still don’t think that the Premier League title race is over just yet, is the return from African Cup of Nations duty of main-man Yaya Toure. If I was Manuel Pellegrini, I would have my hair cut and then I would have had the biggest welcome home cake waiting for the Ivorian when he arrived at Manchester airport as how they have missed him.
In his absence they’ve dropped home points against Burnley and Hull and were dumped out of the FA Cup by Middlesbrough, that won’t happen now. Yaya will be keen to get into the groove and he has scored more goals against Newcastle than any other team in the Premier League and at 6/5 to mark his return with a goal with BoyleSports, I’m all over that as I am the 4/5 on his Ivory Coast team-mate Wilfried Bony.
Both will be full of confidence after their success in the African Cup of Nations and the former Swansea striker is expected to be given his Manchester City debut in this one. Bony has scored on his debut at every club he’s ever been with and on a comfortable night’s work, that’s what I’m anticipating in this one; what a match to start your new career in.
In two of the last three seasons, this fixture has ended in a 4-0 win for City and another by that scoreline at 11/1 with BoyleSports looks a very decent play. City banged in four in their last Premier League match; an impressive 4-1 defeat at Stoke and I can see them really hitting their stride again in this one.
Yaya Toure Anytime Goalscorer @ 6/5
Wilfried Bony Anytime Goalscorer @ 4/5
Correct Score: Man City 4-0