Newcastle United are looking for a big upset today when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford. After Newcastle struggled in a loss vs. Chelsea and Man Utd blew out Real Sociedad in the Europa League, a second-ever managerial win for Steve Bruce over the Red Devils will be tough to come by but crucial for the club’s Premier League success.
The Magpies are looking to extend their lead over Fulham after Scott Parker’s side cut the gap to just three points with their 1-0 win yesterday vs. Sheffield United. But, the odds don’t seem to think a Newcastle victory is likely.
The Action Network odds have Newcastle United getting a win at +1050. On the flip side, Manchester United are listed at -375 to pick up all three points at Old Trafford. While a draw isn’t out of the question according to the bookies, the odds for this one finishing level are +480.
That could be a solid bet as Manchester United have draws in three of their four most recent Premier League matches.
Odds are a low-scoring match at Old Trafford for Newcastle United and Man Utd.
For the pick of the match, Brad Cunningham of the Action Network is going with the under on the total of three goals. The odds for the under are -104 while the over is -115. Based on the Expected Goals (xG), Man Utd are predicted to score 1.99 goals according to the numbers with Newcastle at a dismal .64, bringing the xG total to 2.63, below the over/under of three.
With Callum Wilson out, the bookies will be hammering the under on goals as the Magpies struggle to find goals without their star striker.