Cristiano Ronaldo will make his long-awaited Manchester United return when the Red Devils host Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday in what should be an exciting game. CR7 broke the men’s international goalscoring record on September 1st, scoring a sensational late brace against Ireland to surpass Ali Daei’s previous mark of 109 goals.
Manchester United is coming off a 1-0 road win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on August 29 while Newcastle United had a 2-2 home draw against Southampton on August 28 to snap a two-game losing streak. Manchester United is in third place in the Premier League standings with seven points in three games while Newcastle United is 17th with just one point in three games. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Manchester United: 1.22
• Newcastle United: 12.00
• Draw: 6.80
• Manchester United: -2: 2.05
• Newcastle United: +2: 1.88
• Over 3, 3.5: 1.98
• Under 3. 3.5: 1.92
Key Points to Consider
Last 3: Manchester United, coming off a 1-0 road win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on August 29, have 2 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses in their last 3 Premier League games. Newcastle United, coming off a 2-2 home draw against Southampton on August 28, have 2 losses, 1 draw and 0 wins in their last 3 Premier League games.
Momentum: Newcastle United has been on a downward trend — with 0 wins in their last 3 Premier League games.
Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in Premier League action on February 21 and Manchester United won 3-1.
For Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has a 56.7 percent chance to score. He averages 2.8 shots overall per sim, 1.63 shots on goal per and 0.84 goals per sim.
For Newcastle United, Callum Wilson has a 28.78 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 1.17 shots overall per sim, 0.54 shots on goal per and 0.34 goals per sim.
Manchester United Moneyline.
Four-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on Manchester United in this one. Average score in simulations is Manchester United 2.52 to Newcastle United 0.72.