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Man Utd v Newcastle betting tips: Ronaldo ready for Old Trafford return

| 07.09.2021

Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash

All eyes will be on whether Cristiano Ronaldo makes his second Manchester United debut as we examine the odds to find some Man Utd v Newcastle betting tips.

The 36-year-old Portugal forward completed a sensational return to United on transfer deadline day, rejoining the club from Juventus on a two-year deal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side bid to maintain their unbeaten record while Newcastle seek their first win.

Saturday’s match, which takes place at the Old Trafford, kicks off at 3pm BST.

Man Utd v Newcastle match odds

Manchester United sit third, two points behind leaders Tottenham in the early going, and are 1/5 favourites to beat a Newcastle side who are still finding their feet.

Solskjaer’s men started the season in the best style possible, beating Leeds 5-1 at Old Trafford, before being held 1-1 at Southampton and then picking up their second win of the campaign with a 1-0 victory at Wolves.

They have lost just one of their last 36 home league games against Newcastle (W26 D9), that defeat coming in December 2013.

Newcastle are one of eight clubs seeking their first win and sit 17th.

They opened their campaign with a 4-2 home defeat to West Ham and then lost 2-0 at Aston Villa before being held 2-2 at home by Southampton. They are 14/1 to win the clash.

However, they have taken 10 points from their last 15 available away from home in the Premier League (W3 D1 L1) and are 7/2 to win or draw the game in the Double Chance market.

The Magpies had earned just nine points from their previous 42 available on the road (W2 D3 L9).

The draw, which has occurred in just two of the last 18 meetings, is available at 11/2 in the Man Utd v Newcastle betting tips.

Man Utd v Newcastle head-to-head

Newcastle have opened the scoring in six of their last eight Premier League meetings with Manchester United but have gone on to win just two of those (L4).

They are 15/4 to score the first goal while Manchester United are 17/10 to win but concede.

Manchester United won both Premier League meetings last term, triumphing 4-1 at St James’ Park in October before beating the Magpies 3-1 at Old Trafford in February.

Six of the last nine meetings saw three goals or more scored and it is 4/9 for that trend to continue.

The Red Devils have lost just four of the last 37 meetings with the Magpies but six of the last 10 saw both sides net. It is evens for both teams to score on Saturday in the Man Utd v Newcastle betting tips.

 Man utd v Newcastle team news

Man Utd’s Jadon Sancho could make his first Old Trafford start this weekend despite withdrawing from the England squad through injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second United debut and Dean Henderson could be involved having overcome prolonged fatigue brought on by contracting Covid-19 in July.

Alex Telles is sidelined and Fred could be replaced by Scott McTominay.

Newcastle striker Callum Wilson is injured and will miss the clash, but Paraguay international Miguel Almiron is available.

Man Utd v Newcastle key battles

Manchester United have scored at least once in their last 14 Premier League home games, netting 40 times in total (2.9 per game).

They have registered multiple goals in their last five competitive games at Old Trafford and it is 17/20 they score three or more against the Magpies.

However, they’ve only kept three clean sheets in that run (19 conceded), shipping at least once in each of their last six at Old Trafford. United are evens to win to nil and 20/23 to keep a clean sheet.

While the focus will be on Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford after a 12-year hiatus – he is 4/9 to score at any time – Newcastle’s first task will be to stymie Mason Greenwood.

The striker has scored in each of their three Premier League games so far and is 17/10 to strike at any time and 10/1 to net two or more in the Man Utd v Newcastle betting tips.

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All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publication



Simon Milham