The fans at Old Trafford are eager to see Cristiano Ronaldo in his return to Manchester United when the Red Devils host Newcastle on Saturday in an English Premier League clash. The Portuguese superstar led the Red Devils to three league titles and a European championship before moving on to Real Madrid and Juventus. He remains a top striker and joins a team that already boasted a wealth of attacking talent. Manchester United is 2-1-0 with a disappointing draw to Southampton but faces a decimated Newcastle squad that got its first point just before the international break.
Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. ET in Manchester, England. Caesars Sportsbook lists Man U as the -550 favorite (risk $550 to win $100) in its latest Manchester United vs. Newcastle odds, with Newcastle the +1500 underdog and a draw priced at +600. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 3.5. Before making any Newcastle vs. Manchester United picks or Premier League predictions, you have to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken a close look at the Manchester United vs. Newcastle matchup and revealed his Premier League expert picks. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the EPL odds and betting trends for Newcastle vs. Manchester United:
- Newcastle vs. Manchester United: Man United -2.5 (+140)
- Newcastle vs. Manchester United over-under: 3.5 goals
- Newcastle vs. Manchester United money line: Newcastle +1500, Man U -550, Draw +600
- NEW: The Magpies are 3-1-1 in their last five Premier League road matches
- MAN: The Red Devils are 26-9-1 in their last 36 at home against Newcastle
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Why you should back Manchester United
The Red Devils were loaded without Ronaldo, and he is expected to join Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Jadon Sancho in the starting lineup. Greenwood has three goals this season, while Fernandes was third in the EPL with 18 in 2020-21 and Ronaldo led Italy’s Serie A with 29 for Juventus. Fernandes had a hat trick in a 5-1 opening win against Leeds United. Man U has won the last three meetings against Newcastle by a combined 11-3 scoreline and is 89-39-43 in the all-time series.
United faces a Newcastle team that could be down to its third-choice goalkeeper with Martin Dubravka out and Karl Darlow banged up. The Magpies have yielded eight goals in the first three games, so that doesn’t bode well, and they have scored just four. Striker Callum Wilson, who scored two of those goals, also is out. A Manchester United defense featuring new star Raphael Varane along with Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw should have little difficulty.
Why you should back Newcastle
Newcastle is off to a tough start, taking just one point from its first three games. The Magpies are missing several key players, including Wilson, Dubravka, playmaker Jonjo Shelvey and winger Ryan Fraser. Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton will be the main threats, and Saint-Maximin scored in the 2-2 draw with Southampton before the break. Newcastle has not won at Old Trafford since 2013 but has scored at least once in nine of its past 10 matches there.
The Magpies surely used the international break to regroup, and they are well-rested and have only the Premier League to focus on right now. Their FA Cup campaign starts in October, and they only have three matches the rest of this month. Newcastle finished 12th last season and scored a respectable 46 goals in the 38 matches but allowed 62, fifth-most in the league. They were, however, fifth in the league in blocked shots and fourth in yellow cards. They are likely to play a defensive and physical game, trying to rattle Man U’s stars, and hope for the best.
How to make Newcastle vs. Manchester United picks
Green has taken a close look at the matchup from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He’s also locked in three best bets, including one that offers a plus-money payout. He’s only sharing his expert EPL picks and analysis at SportsLine.
So what are the best bets for Manchester United vs. Newcastle? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets, all from the European soccer expert who has generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.