Man City v Newcastle FA Cup Betting Tips 16/03/24

FA Cup Betting

Man City will continue their FA Cup title defence against Newcastle at the Etihad on Saturday, so time for our Man City v Newcastle FA Cup Betting Tips and betting preview. City head into this contest in hard-to-beat form following a long unbeaten run stretching back to 2023. Newcastle remain inconsistent, especially in defence, and there are some decent picks due to the Magpies’ patch form. This FA Cup match kicks off at 5:30 p.m. It will be shown live on BBC One. 

Form and Team News

Man City are undefeated in 21 consecutive matches, a run that started on December 10, 2023. Three wins in this streak came in the FA Cup as the Manchester side beat Huddersfield (5-0), Tottenham (1-0) and Luton (6-2). City followed the Luton win with 3-1 victories over Man United and Copenhagen before a 1-1 Premier League draw against Liverpool. Newcastle have struggled for consistency and are winless in four of their last seven. The Toon were held to a 1-1 FA Cup draw at Blackburn in this spell, but eventually progressed on penalties. Eddie Howe’s side then beat Wolves 3-0 and lost 3-2 at Chelsea. 

City’s squad is in good health heading into this fixture, with Jack Grealish and goalkeeper Ederson out. Newcastle have a few more injury worries, as Harvey Barnes and Dan Burn are doubtful. Sandro Tonali is still suspended and Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier and Anthony Gordon are all sidelined. 

Match Winner Betting Tip

Judging by the form of Man City and Newcastle, a home win appears likely and the bookies’ odds reflect this. Newcastle have not found any recent rhythm and have lost two of their last three away at Arsenal (4-1) and Chelsea. The Magpies have lost their last nine visits to the Etihad and this trend is unlikely to change this time around. Boylesports odd reflects this as they are offering 11/1 for an away triumph. A draw also has long odds, and 10Bet has a stalemate at 11/2. These odds are long because Newcastle have not drawn in 12 away, a run stretching back to November. City also rarely draw and the FA Cup champions have drawn just twice in their last 18 in all competitions. Ultimately, we cannot see anything other than a City home win in this cup clash. 18 victories from 21 matches shows how strong City are currently, and we are backing a home win. Bet365 have the best value for a Citizens victory at 1/ 4. 

Man City -1 Handicap Bet

City’s recent dominance is hard to ignore too, and we are tipping the hosts to cover a -1 handicap against Newcastle. Pep Guardiola’s side is free-flowing and has scored 12 goals in their last four matches. City are also dominant at the Etihad, covering a -1 handicap minimum in six of their last eight on home soil. Newcastle’s frail defence also points towards a comfortable home victory. Howe’s side have struggled to keep things tight at the back recently, conceding two or more goals in five of their last seven. City are likely to see most of the ball at the Etihad and chances can come for the hosts. At 7/20 odds, BetUK has the best returns for City to cover a -1 handicap. 

Anytime Goal Scorer Bets

Man City and Newcastle have goalscoring potential available, and these are our top picks in the anytime goalscorer market. One consistent striker for Newcastle this season has been Alexander Isak. After a four-match barren spell, Isak has been back amongst the goals in his last two. The Swedish forward struck in the win over Wolves and at Chelsea last time out. With Isak finding scoring form, he is our outsider pick to strike at any time. VBet has the best value here at 10/3. Haaland’s scoring exploits are hard to ignore, and the prolific Norwegian is our top pick in the anytime scorer market. In the previous round of the FA Cup, Haaland put five goals past Luton. He then scored in his two following matches against Man United and Copenhagen at home. Haaland can continue his goalscoring run against a leaky Newcastle and Sky Bet have the best odds for the Norwegian to score again at 4/6. 

Our Man City v Newcastle FA Cup Betting Tips

Match Winner – Man City – 1/4 with Bet365

Handicap Betting – Man City -1 – 7/20 with BetUK

Anytime Goalscorer – Haaland – 4/6 with Sky Bet

Man City are in top form and Guardiola is getting the best out of his supremely talented side. Newcastle continues to struggle with form and injuries and the Toon could be in for a long evening at the Etihad. We do hope you have found our Man City v Newcastle FA Cup Betting Tips both interesting and useful, but remember, our tips are never guaranteed to win. Our goal is to find bets we think have a good chance of winning but also offer genuine betting value, which we then hope will bring long term betting profits. To give you the best chance of making profits we also hunt out the best betting odds from the online bookmakers when we write our betting previews. That way you will get the best possible betting returns, should our bets win.

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