Premier League: Pick Nick to make Magpies sick

The festive football season continues, with Newcastle hosting the runaway Premier League leader Manchester City.

The Geordies won last time out at West Ham, their first victory since October, but now have to face the best team in the league, who are also in good form.

All the pointers suggest an away win–Newcastle have gone 19 games without a win in this fixture while City have won 17 successive league fixtures–and we tend to agree.

However, so do the bookies and trying to find value is tricky. That said, Argentine central defender Nicolas Otamendi has scored in four of his 18 starts this season – that equates to a 7/2 shot. With City likely to bag a few we’ll take the 8/1 that BetFred offers on Otamendi scoring at some point during the game.

Recommendation: Otamendi to score at anytime, 1 pt, at 8/1, BetFred

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