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Man Utd v Newcastle Betting Offers and Tips
Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benitez are not the hardest people in the world to fall out with.
Mourinho’s feud with Antonio Conte took the headlines after the last round of Premier League fixtures but that’s nothing compared with his long running battle with Benitez.
It’s no surprise then that the two have an uneasy relationship to put it mildly.
They’ve faced off in some huge games in the league, in cups and in the Champions League. They’ve also managed the same club three times leading to direct comparisons between the two which have not always been welcome.
Mourinho and Benitez are now in charge of two of English football’s biggest clubs in the shape of Man Utd and Newcastle Utd respectively. While the two clubs started the season with concerns at opposite ends of the Premier League table, there is every chance they’ll be very difficult to separate when they meet at Old Trafford in the late EPL game.
Mourinho and Benitez to Keep the Scoring Low at Old Trafford
Although they’ve been involved in frequent wars of words, Mourinho and Benitez actually share many similar ideas when it comes to management.
They’ve built highly successful careers out of organising their teams to primarily to be difficult to beat and both enjoy little more than spoiling the fun of the opposition fans.
Although that defensive approach has seen a fair amount of criticism levelled at Mourinho and Benitez, they are far too far down the road to change their approach now. Both Man Utd and Newcastle are, therefore, very difficult to beat which should result in a close encounter.
Benitez will be especially keen to get one over on his old rival while you can be sure that the travelling Toon Army will make plenty of noise at Old Trafford.
Expect every Newcastle player to know exactly what is expected of them and for the away team to keep the hosts’ chances to a minimum, especially in the first half. However, there is only so much Benitez can do with his current crop of players.
They’re already performing above themselves this season but are without a win against any of the teams above them in the table. Newcastle have also secured only four points away from home and the extra quality available to Mourinho should make all the difference.
As it’ll be tight, rather than simply betting on Man Utd to win, take the $1.83 Sportsbet are quoting on the home team winning to nil.
Substitutes Can Make the Difference for the Red Devils
Rafa Benitez can only dream of having the sort of money to spend that Jose Mourinho has been given since taking over at Man Utd.
The, hopefully, imminent sale of Newcastle should free up funds for the Spaniard but for now he’s got nothing like the quality available to Mourinho.
Man Utd have utilised their strength off the bench to secure points late on in matches already this season and we think something similar may occur on Saturday.
From a betting perspective, that throws up several options.
The first is to have a bet on the draw/Man Utd selection in Palmerbet’s half time/full time market at $3.75.
The second is betting on the second half having more goals than the first which is $2.07 with Crownbet.
Finally, have a bet on Anthony Martial scoring the game’s last goal at $5.10 with Unibet. The French forward was one of the most exciting players in the world when he signed for Man Utd but he’s been unable to fulfil his potential as yet.
Still, he’s shown glimpses of what he’s capable this season, largely after coming off the bench to run at tired defenders so he could be the man to swing the game Man Utd’s way.
Man Utd v Newcastle Top Betting Tips
Man Utd to win to nil at $1.83 with Sportsbet
Draw/Man Utd in half time/full time at $3.75 with Palmerbet
Second half to have more goals than the first at $2.07 with Crownbet
Anthony Martial to score last at $5.10 with Unibet