Live on Skysports 1: Tue 19.45: After FA Cup defeat, Man United are 3/4 to win at Newcastle (Boylesports) and go nine points clear.
Desperate to ensure they stay on course for the Premier League crown after they were eliminated from the FA Cup on Saturday, Manchester United have to be fancied to collect a maximum haul at Newcastle.
The hosts have lacked consistency all season and even with home advantage, it’s hard to see them hindering United’s title charge given the gulf in class between the pair. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men will also welcome back Wayne Rooney, who is starting to show his best form again and Boylesport’s 3/4 favourites subsequently look hard to oppose.
Nevertheless, Alan Pardew’s men tend to score at St James’ Park, where only Blackpool and Fulham kept clean sheets this term, while United have hardly been impenetrable on their travels so the Magpies should at least get on the scoresheet.
Punters in agreement can tackle William Hill’s 10/11 for both teams to find the net but a more profitable gamble combines that with an away victory, Coral offering 5/2 for Ferguson’s charges to win ‘not to nil’.
Manchester United to beat Newcastle ‘not to nil’ – 5/2 (Coral)