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.
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.