By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 3rd October 2018
Man United will host Newcastle this Saturday at the Theatre of Dreams, with the 5:30pm game being aired by Sky Sports. All eyes will be on Jose Mourinho’s side after their mid-week draw against Valencia in the Champions League. Meanwhile, Newcastle are hoping for a change in fortunes on the road, after losing their fourth consecutive game against Leicester City on home turf.
Man United vs Newcastle: Odds and predictions
The Red Devils are tipped as 1/2 favourites, with Rafa Benitez’s side in the firing line betting at 11/2, and the prospect of a draw wagering at 10/3.
United will rotate the squad after their midweek clash against Valencia, and the likes of Anthony Martial and Jessie Lingard are tipped to make the squad for the game against the Magpies.
The first of our Man United vs Newcastle predictions sees Martial tipped at 9/2 favourites to score first, with the Frenchman looking to prove a point to his manager after scathing comments made by Mourinho.
Meanwhile, Newcastle are tasked with what already looks like a mammoth task job tin achieving survival this season.
The Magpies are winless in their seven Premier League games this season – only in 1898-99 (first 10) and 2015-16 (first 8) have they gone longer without a win from the start of a top-flight campaign.
It doesn’t get harder than facing Manchester United at Old Trafford, but Benitez’s side will be inspired after the Red Devils were bested by West Ham last weekend
Mourinho’s men have just 10 points from seven Premier League games this season – they last had fewer at this stage of a top-flight season back in 1989-90 (7 points).
Key to a potential upset will be the Spaniard Joselu. The Newcastle forward has already scored twice this season, and our betting tipsters are wagering that he’ll score again this Saturday, with odds of 10/1, as part of our Man United vs Newcastle predictions.
Man United vs Newcastle predictions: Head to head
Most recent first: Man United 0-1 Newcastle, Man United 4-1 Newcastle, Man United 3-3 Newcastle, Man United 0-0 Newcastle, Man United 3-1 Newcastle.
There have been some historic clashes down the years between Man United vs Newcastle.
Whether either side will trump as favourites is still a part of speculation, yet United seem to be edging the pre-match verdicts.
Peruse our match betting tips below to place the perfect bet on our Man United vs Newcastle predictions…
Man United vs Newcastle match betting: score predictions, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Man United to win 2-1, trading @ 7/1
United have struggled against lower-league opposition in these opening seven games.
Poor results against Brighton, West Ham and a rocky ride against Burnley proves that they can be undone by teams languishing in the bottom half of the league.
Nevertheless, we still think that the Red Devils have enough attacking prowess to seal a win against Newcastle, and have made them the brunt of our Man United vs Newcastle predictions.
Players like Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez will be on the prowl against the Magpies, and we’re betting that they’ll be a part of the action in an ultimate 2-1 win.
Then again, odds of 18/1 are making United the pick to draw 2-2 against Benitez’s side, but United emerging as the winning side makes for a much more entertaining wager.
An alternative set of odds in line with our Man United vs Newcastle predictions would be for United to sweep away the Tynesiders with ease.
Perhaps after a week of defeat and disappointment they will be inspired to prove to their manager that they are capable of the feats associated with players of their caliber.
We’re forecasting them to keep a clean sheet with odds of 19/20, and playing on home turf in front of their fans will only stoke the fire surrounding this bet.
Predicted scorer: Romele Lukaku to score first, betting @ 3/1
Lukaku has been a recurrent name on the score sheet in Man United last few Premier League games.
The striker has had a hand in 10 goals in 10 Premier League appearances against Newcastle (6 goals, 4 assists) and scored in this exact fixture last year, which doesn’t bode too well for the Magpies.
If given the time and space by the Newcastle defenders, he could bag himself more than one goal, and with the odds trading at 3/1, this may be a more logical bet to tip.
Man United vs Newcastle stats: Opta
- In all competitions, Manchester United have lost one of their last 36 home matches against Newcastle United (W26 D9), a 1-0 reverse under David Moyes in December
- Newcastle, who won 1-0 against Man Utd in February, haven’t won back to back league matches against the Red Devils since October
- Manchester United have conceded 12 goals in their seven Premier League games this season – it took them 18 games to concede the same amount in 2017-18.
- Jose Mourinho has won all seven of his home matches against Newcastle in all competitions, seeing his sides score 18 times while conceding just
- Rafael Benitez has won six of his last nine matches against Manchester United in all competitions (D1 L2), including two wins at Old Trafford in that time (4-1 in March 2009 with Liverpool, 1-0 in May 2013 with Chelsea).
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.