The match is over.
The Magpies cannot buy a win and United’s transition period continues as a game between two sides looking to make some serious changes for the long term meet in a contest that was once the cream of the Premier League.
Entertainment has been in short supply not just at St James Park, but also wherever the Red Devils have gone of late. Prior to the Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford, United had not scored more than once in any game since drubbing Chelsea on the opening day of the Premier League season. With only four league goals to their name, the Magpies have been even more barren. That makes it impossible to ignore under 2.5 goals in the game as the sensible way to bet with popular sportsbooks in this game.
Ahead of United’s game with Arsenal, Manchester United had gone three games in a row without scoring in the first half. That makes backing the first half to be a draw the best way to get early value from this contest with online betting sites. Especially when you consider the Magpies have only scored one home goal all season and are in something of dire straits unable to buy a win.
If Manchester United are going through a tricky period, then Newcastle are going through torture. Steve Bruce’s side have failed to score in their last two Premier League games and have only scored one of their four Premier League goals on home soil. United will look to capitalise on that and despite a number of injuries, surely have too much against a – sorry to say – hapless and slightly clueless Newcastle United.
Head to Head
Aside from the odd blip, United’s record against Newcastle is a script in dominance. Last season, the Red Devils took all six points winning 3-2 at Old Trafford before heading to the North East and recording a comfortable 2-0 win at St James Park. Overall, Newcastle have claimed 42 wins over United with the Red Devils winning a whopping 86 with a total of 39 draws across all competitions.
Manchester United to win 1-0
Once upon a time, these two were vying against one another for the Premier League title, that may not be the case now, but the importance of this game has not dwindled as both look to get back on track. One thing that has not changed though is that it is still Manchester United that are the stronger of the two and look well placed to take the win. However, the Red Devils lack of a goal scorer will shine through as Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s men get the job done but make hard work of it with a narrow 1-0 win.
Darren Williamson is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.
All tips by Darren Williamson