Manchester City’s title bid has so far been largely based upon a hundred percent home record but Manuel Pellegrini’s men have now started to get their act together on the road too, which is bad news for their rivals in the battle for the Premier League crown.
City are expected to pick up another away success this weekend in the potentially tricky clash at Newcastle, BetVictor making the 2012 champions odds-on at 8/11 to collect maximum points on Tyneside, where the Magpies are bet365’s 17/4 outsiders.
Stan James post 3/1 against a stalemate, a price that might attract cash given the hosts’ decent start to the campaign, but Alan Pardew’s charges have lost three on the spin in all competitions, including a couple at home so it’s hard to see beyond a City triumph.
Nevertheless, St James’s Park is never the easiest place to visit and Newcastle are strong enough to ensure it’s a tight affair so a case can be made for an away success by a one-goal margin at 29/10 via Ladbrokes.
The visitors tend to concede on their travels and indeed haven’t managed an away shutout since facing Newcastle coincidentally, in the Capital One back in October. William Hill’s 2/1 for Pellegrini’s side to prevail but also concede is worth considering then and BetVictor post 8/1 against a 2-1 City triumph.