Man Utd v Newcastle betting tips: Ronaldo favourite to open scoring
Man Utd v Newcastle betting tips and odds
Excitement is already building for Saturday when Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second Manchester United debut at Old Trafford nine years after his last appearance for the club.
The 36-year-old left the Portugal camp early having been booked for removing his shirt after breaking the international scoring record against Republic of Ireland and he is set to face the Magpies either from the start or off the bench.
The Red Devils are 1/5 favourites to win on Saturday afternoon but let’s see which markets and odds are on offer to help with our Man Utd v Newcastle betting tips.
United have won the last three meetings with Newcastle by an aggregate of 11-3 and they are available at 17/10 to win and concede for a fourth successive time.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are also 7/5 to win and over 3.5 goals which has occurred in this fixture in the last four seasons.
Three of the last eight encounters have resulted in a 4-1 victory for the Red Devils and that option can be backed at 14/1.
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The Europa League runners-up, 9/2 in the Premier Legaue title odds, have made an unbeaten start to the season, crushing Leeds on the opening day and squeezing past Wolves either side of a 1-1 draw with Southampton.
Newcastle lost their first couple of games by two-goal margins against West Ham and Aston Villa and thought they had picked up their first win of the campaign when Allan Saint-Maximin scored in stoppage time against Saints only for James Ward-Prowse to level from the penalty spot.
The hosts are just 3/5 to win by at least two goals or 3/1 to triumph by exactly that margin in our Man Utd v Newcastle betting tips.
The last three meetings have also produced goals at both ends in the first half and that option can be backed at 4/1.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo will be involved on Saturday, but it remains to be seen whether Mason Greenwood or Edinson Cavani start having stayed in Manchester during the international break.
One player that will not be in the starting line-up as he was against Wolves is winger Dan James, who joined Leeds on a four-year contract during the transfer window.
Jadon Sancho withdrew from the England squad with an injury but has since returned to training as have Scott McTominay and Dean Henderson.
Newcastle duo Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser are both unavailable through injury.
Ronaldo is the 2/1 favourite to bag the first goal and 4/9 to score any time while he is 8/1 to fire in a hat-trick which he achieved in a 6-0 drubbing against the Magpies in 2008.
Greenwood has scored in all three of United’s games this season and is 5/1 to break the deadlock as he did against Wolves or 17/10 just to find the net while Cavani is 14/5 and 5/6 in the same markets.
Bruno Fernandes is 3/1 and 10/11 in our Man Utd v Newcastle betting tips.
Where: Old Trafford
When: 15:00, Saturday 11th September
How to watch: N/A
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication