Opta Stats: Newcastle v Manchester City

Will Pep Guardiola point Manchester City towards victory when they face Newcastle?
Will Pep Guardiola point Manchester City towards victory when they face Newcastle?

Can Manchester City's winning run continue when they travel to Newcastle? Opta has the answers.

"If Manchester City avoid defeat, they’ll set a new club record of 20 unbeaten league games against a specific opponent (also went 19 unbeaten vs Barnsley between 1898 and 1987)."

City are 1.738/11 to win half-time/full-time.

Newcastle have picked up just three points from their last 57 available in the Premier League against Manchester City (W0 D3 L16). The visitors are 1.261/4 to win.

If Manchester City avoid defeat, they'll set a new club record of 20 unbeaten league games against a specific opponent (also went 19 unbeaten vs Barnsley between 1898 and 1987). City are 1.738/11 to win half-time/full-time.

Only Manchester United (13 against Wigan) have ever had a longer winning run against the same opponent than Man City's recent run of 12 vs Newcastle. Manchester City are 2.26/5 to win to nil.

This is the fifth time in top-flight history that Manchester City have been top on Christmas Day (1903-04, 1912-13, 1929-30 & 2011-12) but the previous four occasions have seen them go on to win the title just once (2011-12). Newcastle are 4.77/2 in the Double Chance market.

Sergio Aguero has scored in each of his last five Premier League games against Newcastle (nine goals in total), including netting five in a 6-1 win at the Etihad in October 2015. Aguero is 1.674/6 to find the net.

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