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Two sides in some turmoil meet at Old Trafford this weekend, as tenth-placed Manchester United host the listless, miserable Newcastle with both looking to give their seasons a much-needed shot in the arm. Jose Mourinho renews hostilities with old rival Rafael Benitez, but the majority of Manchester United vs Newcastle betting tips will revolve around which side can get a win that could leave the opposition manager a step closer to the exit door.

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Manchester United vs Newcastle Best Odds

06. October 2018 | 17:30
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More than 2.5 goals
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Lingard to score
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Man Utd 2-1
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The Red Devils are favourites for this game – but then, they have been favourites for most games this season and have won fewer than half of them. Newcastle have reliably conceded at least two goals in every game this season that wasn’t against a fellow bottom-three side, so Toals’ 17/20 on More than 2.5 Goals looks like a tempting shout. One of the hosts’ few reliable performers, Jesse Lingard, meanwhile, is 11/5 with 888sport to score at any time in the game, and those may be the Manchester United vs Newcastle best odds of the evening. If you fancy a correct score punt, then it’s worth remembering that Newcastle have lost four of their seven games by a 2-1 margin. You can get 7/1 at William Hill for Man U to repeat that dose.

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Man Utd 2-1
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Manchester United vs Newcastle Betting Tips: Form Guide

Mourinho On The Verge?

Here’s a stat for you – Manchester United have played five home games since the start of the season, and of those only the first one ended in a win. That was a 2-1 triumph over Leicester City, and if visiting goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel had got a free header on target deep into injury time that would have been a draw. United, who finished second in the Premier League last season, currently sit in tenth and have lost to Spurs (forgivable), Brighton (less so) and West Ham (inexcusable). In that time, they have gone out of the League Cup at home on penalties, too.

Jose Mourinho, who has a habit of staying at clubs for three seasons and then moving on, is currently in his third season at United. The club appointed him with his ability to organise a team and win a league in mind, but he’s not looked like doing the latter. Since the start of this season, the organisational skills seem to have deserted him as well. In losing 3-1 to West Ham the – expensively assembled – Manchester United side looked listless and clueless. Additionally, Mourinho appears to have fallen out, irretrievably, with Paul Pogba after persuading the club’s board to part with £95million to sign him.

Although the majority of Manchester United vs Newcastle betting tips for today are very much in favour of the home side, this has more to do with the entirely mediocre opposition they are facing than any signs that the Red Devils have shown of being a title-ready side. Lose here, and it might well be Mourinho’s last game as manager.

Magpies On A Relegation Course

It’s been mentioned before that Newcastle have plenty of excuses for being as bad as they have been this season. Owner Mike Ashley, wealthy enough to bankroll a few signings, has kept his wallet largely shut for the last few years. With hands tied in terms of squad-building, boss Rafael Benitez is limited in terms of the kind of tactical approach he can take. However, the limp and unambitious anti-football that has hallmarked his stint in the job is not so easily excused. So-called no-hopers such as Brighton, Bournemouth and Burnley, with equally limited budgets, have survived and to an extent thrived playing far more expansive football.

Last weekend’s home game against Leicester was an important landmark in this season for Newcastle, being their first home game against a side not targeting Champions League football. Where their four previous losses had been by a narrow 2-1 margin, they lost this game without troubling the scorers, Vardy and Maguire steering the visitors to an easy 2-0 win. Newcastle’s most credible “chance” was a 60-yard lob from Jonjo Shelvey that almost-but-not-really caught out Schmeichel. Newcastle should have been targeting that game as a potential win – instead they lost, and what’s worse is that they didn’t look that bothered. This is a side that deserves to be relegated.

Once upon a time, Manchester United vs Newcastle match previews would have looked forward to a blood-and-thunder clash between two evenly-matched, thrilling sides. Given that Newcastle have picked up points only from 0-0 draws with fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and Cardiff, this match is interesting mostly as a scientific examination of what happens when the listless meets the futile.

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The Last Five Games

Manchester United VS. Newcastle United

  • Man U Form1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Man U Goals7 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Newcastle Form1 draw and 4 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Newcastle Goals3 goals in the last 5 matches
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Manchester United vs Newcastle Preview: Recent Meetings

When these sides met last season at Old Trafford, Newcastle actually surprised everyone – perhaps including themselves – by taking a lead inside the first 15 minutes through Dwight Gayle. It was a lead they would hold until the 37th minute, when the hosts got back on level terms through a strike from Anthony Martial. Chris Smalling then added a second for Mourinho’s men just before half time. Pogba and Romelu Lukaku added one each in the second half, as Manchester United ran out comfortable 4-1 winners.

At St James’ Park, later in the season, Mourinho famously noted that his side could have played all day without looking like scoring, as a Matt Ritchie strike on 65 minutes secured an impressive 1-0 win for the struggling Magpies. That’s the kind of ruggedness they could do with displaying this evening, but we aren’t holding our breath.

Manchester United vs Newcastle Prediction: Leaden Home Win

This game has the unmistakable feel of two sides going through the motions for two managers who really don’t need the money anymore but keep taking big jobs because they aren’t ready to retire. Manchester United have just endured their worst start to a season for five years (since the David Moyes era), while the Magpies could realistically be sitting on zero points from seven games had Wilfried Zaha been fully fit when they played Crystal Palace, or if Cardiff weren’t Cardiff. In many ways it has 0-0 written all over it. Somehow, though, we don’t see that being the outcome.

Maybe it’s because someone will have to attack at some point, and whenever they do, the opposition are likely to be incompetent enough to let them score. That will see the game open up, and although we wouldn’t go as far as to say it will be an entertaining game, it could at least have a goal or three in it. Our Manchester United vs Newcastle prediction, because Mourinho’s side are at home and less terrible than their opponents, is that this one will end 2-1 to the hosts.

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