Manchester United will be hoping to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford on Sunday.
However, having recorded an impressive 4-0 away victory over Real Sociedad in Thursday’s Europa League clash, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are 1/4(1.25) favourites to come out on top here.
Steve Bruce has overseen just two wins in the last 15 fixtures in all competitions but can be backed at 10/1 (11.00) to mastermind a shock victory over the club he spent nine years at as a player.
Three of the hosts’ last four league matches have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on them being held to another stalemate in this one.
Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani are all doubtful, butPaul Pogba is sidelined with a thigh injury and Phil Jones is a long-term absentee.
Javier Manquillo, Fabian Schar, and Callum Wilson are all ruled out, although Federico Fernandez could be back in contention.
While the wins haven’t come too easily in the league of late, Solskjaer’s side have certainly not struggled to find the back of the net – particularly on home turf.
Having scored 22 times in just the last six league matches at Old Trafford, they should have far too much for a defence that has kept just three clean sheets in 23 league matches and conceded 15 in their most recent seven on the road.
What’s more, the Magpies are unlikely to pose too many problems at the other end of the pitch considering they have failed to score in five of their last six away league fixtures.
Considering they have won both of the last two encounters by emphatic 4-1 scorelines, odds of 8/11 (1.73) offer solid value on Manchester United beating a struggling Newcastle side by at least clear goals for the third encounter in a row between the sides.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com