Man Utd v Newcastle Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 06/10/18

Man Utd v Newcastle Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Sam Langston (@Samlan98) previews Man United v Newcastle and provides us with his best bets for Saturday night’s Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Man United v Newcastle Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 06/10/2018
  • Time: 17:30
  • Venue: Old Trafford
  • Channel: BT Sport

With his out of-form troops taking on winless Newcastle this Saturday, it is a crucial weekend for José Mourinho.

Currently, his side position 10th after seven rounds of fixtures, five points adrift of Tottenham in fourth, after winning and losing three games a-piece with one ending in a stalemate.

Despite what the Man United manager may tell you, The Red Devils’ ranking is fair at present. Offensive performance data positions United: 7th for shots, 4th for shots on target, 9th for shots in the penalty area, and 13th for shot conversion, which demonstrates an inability to create high volumes of chances, as well as a lack of potency up-top.

Luckily for Mourinho, Rafa Benítez’s Newcastle have been terrible this term, and this is backed up by their rankings in key performance metrics. Alarmingly, no Premier League outfit has attempted less shots, shots on target, or shots in the six-yard box than The Magpies, who also rank 16th for conversion of chances. Only Huddersfield (3) have scored less goals and this is no coincidence, given the data.

Team News

Midfield duo Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard remain side-lined for the hosts. Marcos Rojo will also be absent.

Rafa Benítez has confirmed that Salomón Rondón will miss Saturday evening’s fixture. Federico Fernández and Paul Dummett are set to undergo late fitness tests but could feature.

Potential Man United Starting XI: De Gea, Shaw, Lindelöf, Smalling, Valencia, Matić, Fellaini, Pogba, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku.

Potential Newcastle Starting XI: Dúbravka, Dummett, Clark, Lascelles, Yedlin, Shelvey, Diamé, Kenedy, Ritchie, Pérez, Joselu.

Head To Head

  • Newcastle won the last meeting between the sides 1-0 at St James’ Park in February.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Only Burnley (8) have conceded less goals than Newcastle (10), when taking into account the current bottom half.

Betting Odds

  • Man United – 23/50
  • Draw – 18/5
  • Newcastle – 8/1

The Verdict

With both sides struggling for form, it is difficult to make a case for either of them here. Mourinho’s men are failing to fire on all cylinders, and given they are playing a toothless Newcastle team, who will undoubtedly sit back and absorb as much pressure as possible, opposing goals is my favoured angle for this one.

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  • Under 2.5 Goals – 11/12 (888Sport)