10) Newcastle and Manchester City have met 163 times since the teams first clashed in October 1893. Newcastle came away 3-2 winners that day, and can be backed at 5.00 to take the points on Sunday.
9) City have won their last four games in the Premier League, scoring 13 and conceding just one. They are 1.68 to win the game, and 2.90 to win without conceding.
8) Bar their 4-0 defeat to Wigan a week ago, Newcastle have not conceded in the Premier League since 25 March in their 3-1 win over West Brom. They are priced at 10.00 to beat City while keeping another clean sheet.
7) The two sides last met in mid November, where City ran out 3-1 winners to maintain a five-point lead on the Premier League table. Now on top through goal difference alone, City are 14.00 to repeat the same scoreline.
6) The Magpies have scored before half time in seven of their last nine games, and have gone on to win six from their position. Alan Pardew’s men are priced at 5.00 to be leading at the break, and 8.50 to take both halves.
5) There are three City players more likely to score first before Newcastle man Papiss Cissé, at 7.75. Sergio Agüero is Manchester’s favourite, at 5.50. The pair are 1.72 to score the same amount of goals.
4) Newcastle’s Senegalese front men of Cissé and Demba Ba have scored 29 goals between them this season, but Ba has not netted since Cissé’s arrival in January. Ba is 12.00 to score twice at St. James’ Park, with Cissé at 10.00.
3) Mario Balotelli is City’s second-most ill disciplined player – after Gareth Barry – with four yellow cards and two sendings off to his name. The Italian can be backed at 2.20 to receive at least a booking on Sunday, with 15.00 to see red.
2) Newcastle have not won any of 10 games this season where their opponents score first, while City have won just two in eight of the same situation. A price of 16.00 is available for the game to finish level after either team takes the lead.
1) The Magpies last scored more than three against City back in October 2004, when goals from Laurent Robert, Alan Shearer, Robbie Elliott and Craig Bellamy’s winner secured a 4-3 victory for then Kevin Keegan’s side. Newcastle are priced at 100.00 to repeat the scoreline on Sunday, the game at 5.75 to witness +4.5 goals.