Cristiano Ronaldo will be itching to get back on the scoresheet for his and Manchester United’s first Premier League match in over two weeks.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United return to Premier League action on Monday away to Newcastle for the first time in over two weeks.
A raft of COVID-19 cases has forced the Red Devils to postpone their last two fixtures, causing them to slip down to seventh in the Premier League table – albeit with a few games in hand over most of their rivals.
Newcastle, meanwhile, have conceded 11 goals in their last three games. The Magpies are 19th in the standings, three points from safety, and desperate to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat.
Stats and facts for Newcastle and Manchester United in Premier League.
- Newcastle have not won 18 of the last 19 matches
- Newcastle have conceded in 18 of the last 19 matches
- Newcastle have lost the last 3 matches in a row
- Manchester United have scored in the last 17 away matches in a row
- Manchester United have not lost the last 6 matches in a row
- Manchester United have won 3 of the last 4 matches
- Newcastle have not won 12 of the last 14 matches versus Manchester United
- In the last 4 Newcastle matches versus Manchester United the sum of goals was over 3.5
- In the last 4 matches in a row Newcastle versus Manchester United played, both teams scored
- Newcastle have lost 6 of the last 7 matches versus Manchester United
- In the last 4 Newcastle matches versus Manchester United the sum of goals was over 2.5
Current form — Newcastle v. Manchester United
The Magpies are in serious trouble
Newcastle have had to endure a tough spell in their last 3 matches, from which they have nothing to show. They were beaten 4-0 by Leicester, before Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Manchester City, who came out 4-0 winners.
The Red Devils keep on winning
Manchester United look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches they first beat Crystal Palace by 1-0, before drawing 1-1 with BSC Young Boys. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Norwich by a 0-1 scoreline.
How do the bookies view it?
On the back of the aforementioned results, paired with rather erratic performances by Newcastle, siding with the Red Devils at odds 1.48 seems the obvious way to go. This looks like a good opportunity to add three points to their tally. Should this price be a tad low for your betting strategy, consider adding it to an accumulator.
Newcastle v. Manchester United — fixture history
The last match between these teams was a Premier League match back on 11 September 2021 and saw Manchester United claim a 4-1 victory.
Newcastle have been able to win 20% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming the Red Devils in the Premier League. In other words, they have a 2-1-7 recent record, with the latter winning 70% of the matches.
Current table in the Premier League
Looking at the current Premier League standings, Newcastle and Manchester United are currently 17 points and 12 places apart. The Red Devils will no doubt attempt to grab all three points on Monday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Newcastle will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Newcastle and Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who famously scored a brace against Newcastle in his first game at the club in September, will be itching to get on the scoresheet. The forward has scored 4 times from his 5 games for Manchester United.
Callum Wilson, meanwhile, has been the most prolific scorer for the home team recently and will look to add to his tally at St. James’ Park on Monday.