It should be a raucous homecoming for Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday when he takes the field for Manchester United against Newcastle in Saturday's English Premier League match. The Portuguese superstar was released early from international duty to prepare for his debut, and he is a revered figure at Old Trafford. He led the Red Devils to three league titles and a European championship in six seasons in Manchester, and he hasn't lost his scoring touch. He joins a squad that finished second in the league last season and boasts plenty of other options. Man U (2-1-0) could have a field day against a decimated Newcastle team that has taken one point (0-1-2) from its first three matches.
Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. ET. Man U is a heavy -550 favorite (risk $550 to win $100) in Caesars Sportsbook's latest Manchester United vs. Newcastle odds. Newcastle is the +1500 underdog, a draw is priced at +600 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 3.5. Before making any Newcastle vs. Manchester United picks or Premier League predictions, you have to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken a close look at the Manchester United vs. Newcastle matchup and revealed his Premier League expert picks. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the EPL odds and betting trends for Newcastle vs. Manchester United:
- Newcastle vs. Manchester United: Man United -2.5 (+130)
- Newcastle vs. Manchester United over-under: 3.5 goals
- Newcastle vs. Manchester United money line: Newcastle +1500, Man U -550, Draw +600
- NEW: The Magpies are 3-1-1 in their last five Premier League road matches
- MAN: The Red Devils are 26-9-1 in their last 36 at home against Newcastle
Why you should back Manchester United
Ronaldo led Serie A with 29 goals last season for Juventus and joins an attack that already featured Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani. Jadon Sancho gives the team another playmaker, and he had 37 goals and 41 assists the past three seasons in the Bundesliga. Fernandes was third in the EPL with 18 goals last season and had a hat trick in a 5-1 opening win against Leeds. The 19-year-old Greenwood also has three goals this season.
Man U is 89-39-43 in the all-time series and has won three straight by a combined score of 11-3. Newcastle will be without striker Callum Wilson, who has two of the four goals this year. The Magpies also have yielded eight in the three matches and could be using a third-string goalkeeper. They allowed the fifth-most shots on target and had the fifth-worst save percentage in the EPL last season. Man U, meanwhile, averaged almost two goals per game (74 in 38).
Why you should back Newcastle
Newcastle is off to a tough start, taking just one point from its first three games. The Magpies are missing several key players, including Wilson, Dubravka, playmaker Jonjo Shelvey and winger Ryan Fraser. Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton will be the main threats, and Saint-Maximin scored in the 2-2 draw with Southampton before the break. Newcastle has not won at Old Trafford since 2013 but has scored at least once in nine of its past 10 matches there.
The Magpies surely used the international break to regroup, and they are well-rested and have only the Premier League to focus on right now. Their FA Cup campaign starts in October, and they only have three matches the rest of this month. Newcastle finished 12th last season and scored a respectable 46 goals in the 38 matches but allowed 62, fifth-most in the league. They were, however, fifth in the league in blocked shots and fourth in yellow cards. They are likely to play a defensive and physical game, trying to rattle Man U's stars, and hope for the best.
How to make Newcastle vs. Manchester United picks
Green has taken a close look at the matchup from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He's also locked in three best bets, including one that offers a plus-money payout. He's only sharing his expert EPL picks and analysis at SportsLine.
So what are the best bets for Manchester United vs. Newcastle? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets, all from the European soccer expert who has generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.