Manchester United vs Newcastle United Betting Preview – 06/10/18

Manchester United vs Newcastle United Betting Preview – 06/10/18

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Saturday’s late kick off see’s two of the most out of form sides in the league go head to head, as Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.

The Red Devils are in the midst of a whole host of problems at the moment and Tuesday’s goalless draw with Valencia made it four games without a win in all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s side. As for Newcastle they’re still without a win all season so will be desperate to get out of this slump with a win here.

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are on their worst run of the Portuguese managers reign at the club. United have won just one of their five home matches so far this season, which was all the way back on the opening day against Leicester, so will be hoping to end that run with a victory on Saturday. The Red Devils currently sit in a lowly 10th place in the League and look to be out of the title race already so will be desperate for 3 points to push back towards the top of the table.

Both Manchester United and Newcastle have been struggling going forward so far this season. The Red Devils have scored just 10 goals so far this season, less than Bournemouth, Leicester and Watford whilst Newcastle just have just four goals during the entire campaign so it looks set to be a low scoring game here. Both teams not to score at Old Trafford is best priced at 4/5 with BetVictor and those odds could be a decent shout here.

Romelu Lukaku seems the only member of United’s attacking lineup that’s guaranteed a start at the moment and the Belgian will be desperate to add to his four Premier League goals here. With Newcastle having kept just two clean sheets all season United should score here and Lukaku could be the man to do that. Belgium’s record goal-scorers best priced to score anytime at 24/23 with 888 sport and Unibet and he’s as far out as 31/10 with BetVictor to get the opener in this one so backing the Belgian could be a good option here.

Newcastle United are still searching for their first victory of the season when they travel to Old Trafford on Saturday. The Magpies have had a dreadful start to the campaign and find themselves desperately searching for points at the bottom of the Premier League table already.

Rafa Benitez’s side currently sit inside the relegation zone with just 2 points in their opening 7 matches. They will however take confidence in the fact that they beat United in the sides last meeting back in February via a Matt Ritchie goal and a repeat of that 1-0 scoreline is available at a massive 20/1 with bet365 for another upset here.

Benitez will likely set up his side in order to frustrate United so there could be a low number of goals in this one. Under 2.5 goals has landed in two of the Magpies three away trips so far this season and that could easily happen again here. Under 2.5 goals is best priced at 19/20 with Betfair and BetVictor with most other bookmakers offering prices of around 10/11 on this market which we think is a good bet in this one.

Newcastle are as far out as 8/1 with Bet365 and Betfred to pick up the victory here with the hosts the clear favourites, despite their troubles, at just 47/100 with William Hill whilst the draws best priced at 18/5 with Betfair.

Recommended Bets:

Draw at half time at 25/19 with Unibet – BET HERE

Manchester United to win and under 2.5 goals at 12/5 with Ladbrookes – BET HERE

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