Man City v Newcastle Odds : Negredo & Aguero look to fire Citizens to victory

Manchester City will parade Alvaro Negredo & Stevan Jovetic as Paddy Power report the latest Man City v Newcastle odds & free bets as well as updated team news on the fixture from the Etihad Stadium.

Premier League joint-favourites Manchester City begin their quest to reclaim the crown they surrendered some weakly last season when they welcome Newcastle United to the Etihad Stadium.

Compared to the headlines that surrounded the club in the last 18 months with the likes of Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli this summer has been relatively quiet even with almost £100 million splashed on new signings.

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While Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have been dominating the back-pages City have been going about their business under the radar and new manager Manuel Pellegrini is very happy with the low-key build up.

“I am very pleased (about that).

“For me it was the best thing to do. That was why I spoke with (director of football) Txiki (Begiristain) at the beginning to try to settle the squad from the first moment.

“We are all settled. We knew what we needed for players for this year. We are very pleased about it.

“I don’t know what happens with other clubs but next Monday, eight o’clock, we will see if it was a good pre-season.”

The former Real Madrid manager set to hand debuts to summers signings Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic while Sergio Aguero is in line to start after overcoming a knee injury.

Central defender Matija Nastasic is missing however due to an ankle injury alt-hough he is expected to return to training next week.

Newcastle meanwhile begin the new season without the much-coveted striker delivered by new Sporting Director Joe Kinnear. After much back and forth over the summer the Magpies finally bolstered their attacking options with the capture of Loic Remy on loan from QPR.

The Frenchman impressed last year for the Hoops are arriving in January how-ever he is now expected to miss the opening few weeks of the season as he overcomes a niggling calf injury.

Jonas Gutierrez could feature after appearing to overcome a hamstring injury while Hatem Ben Arfa, who endured a difficult year last season with injuries, should start after putting his fitness woes behind him.

His boss Alan Pardew has tipped Newcastle to have a successful season if they can keep the French star fit saying “We’re hoping if we can get a full season out of him then it will go hand in hand and our season will be a success.”

This one gets underway at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester at 20:00 GMT

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.