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Man Utd v Newcastle: Ferguson too good for Magpies

Manchester United have an unbelievable record against Newcastle, so it’s no surprise to see bookmakers make them long-odds on favourites to win this weekend’s game at a top priced 1.4.

The visitors have never won at Old Trafford in the Premier League – losing 11 of their 17 visits.

It’s a similar story overall, with United having won 13 and lost none of their last 17 matches against Alan Pardew’s side.

Those are ominous stats indeed and makes Sir Alex’s side look a solid bet at the odds on offer despite the fact that the visitors have lost just on of their last 15 matches in the PL.

However for those that don’t like to play odds-on, Wayne Rooney makes plenty of appeal in the goals scorer markets.

Wazza loves sticking them past the Toon Army, and has scored 9 goals in 12 games against the Magpies.

He is due a goal, and the stand-out 4.5 with Paddy Power about him netting first looks a cracking price as does the 1.83 with the same firm about him scoring anytime.

Also, given the fact that Newcastle have scored just two goals and failed to score on five of their last seven visits to Old Trafford backing United to win to nil seems a logical punt.

bet365 and Paddy Power both offer 2.2 about that outcome and that looks a fair in my eyes.

No matter how you look at it, it’s hard to envisage anything offer than a win for United as everything suggests they have the measure of their opponents.

I like the look of a 2-0 or 3-0 win, and split stakes on both should hopefully provide a decent return if things go according to the form book.

The latter is a 6.5 chance with bet365 and Paddy Power, while the latter can be backed at 9 – also with Paddy Power.



  1. Mikekelly12 says:

    That was our derby formation. We crack it out whenever we’re 3-1 down!

  2. Sandeep1878 says:

    Happy birthday King Eric,

    may all your dreams come true, starting with a baby and a triumph in Munich

    Good night lovely Red Devils around the world,

    too many pegs, time to sleep :)

  3. Fred says:

    Happy Birthday to King Eric! A true red! :)

  4. RedKamer says:

    If Rafael and Smalling are back no need then to use Jones in defence. Play the fellow in midfield for the while that TC and Ando are absent. Whether it’s 4-4-1-1 or 4-2-3-1 or 4-2-1-3 doesn’t quite matter if Rooney in his deep role and the rest of the team can string successful passes and create positive movement going forward. I would go for: Rafael (or Smalling)-Rio-Vidic-Evra; Carrick-Jones; Rooney; Young-Berbatov-Nani

  5. King Eric says:

    Cheers lads and soren. Thirty seven Cedars you cheeky bastard!


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