Newcastle vs Man City (Friday, 20:00)
Newcastle welcome newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City to St James' Park on Friday night.
The Citizens clinched their third league crown in four years on Tuesday night, a title triumph that has been inevitable for a number of months now.
City's attention will now turn to becoming European champions for the first time in their history but don't expect hard taskmaster Pep Guardiola to allow his team to take their foot off the gas when they travel to Tyneside this weekend.
Steve Bruce's side have shown plenty of fighting spirit in recent weeks and the Toon secured their top-flight safety in style with a terrific 4-2 win at Leicester last time out.
That means that Magpies have now avoided defeat in eight of their last 10 Premier League outings but a clash with the new Premier League kings will represent a significant upgrade on recent challenges.
Man City are a general 1/4 to bank another three points on Friday night, however, Newcastle are priced up at even-money (1/1) with Bet 365 to hit three or more corners during this contest and that price just looks a little too big to me.
Indeed, Man City are expected to dominate possession for long stages in this match, but Newcastle look like a side that are playing with the shackles off now that Premier League survival has been assured,
That should give the hosts a little bit more freedom to express themselves on Friday night and I reckon over two Newcastle corners represents a bit of value here at even-money.
The above-mentioned betting angle would have banked profit in the reverse fixture at the Etihad and it's also worth noting that Newcastle have hit three or more flag kicks in each of their last six Premier League fixtures.
That recent sample includes match-ups against the likes of Arsenal, Leicester, Liverpool, Tottenham and West Ham and I'm happy to side with a repeat here in what is essentially an end-of-season dead rubber.
- Over 2 Newcastle Corners– 1/1 (Bet 365)