Side With Soccer Odds Makers & Pick Manchester United -275 to Win Over Newcastle

Nikki Adams

Friday, August 21, 2015 6:17 PM GMT

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 6:17 PM GMT

Manchester United look to continue their winning form on the season when they host Newcastle United on match day 3. Join us for a preview of this matchup, complete with soccer picks.

Manchester United In-Form
It’s early days, but Manchester United are the in-form side in Premier League after two rounds. Not only did they burst out of the gates to win their first two domestic engagements, but also they pulled off a come-from-behind win in Champions League playoff action against Club Brugge this Tuesday that had Louis Van Gaal bursting with emotion, wanting to kiss Memphis Depay for his two-goal heroics and assist that lifted Man United to the 3-1 win at the Old Trafford.

It’s easy to get carried away with Manchester United’s seemingly perfect start to the season, collecting a maximum of points. It one we’re to nit-pick, the opening win over the Spurs left much to be desired. Indeed, Man United were lucky to get away with the win given that an own goal by the Spurs was the game winner. On match day 2, they had a relatively straightforward date with Aston Villa at Villa Park, which they won 1-0. No disrespect to Tim Sherwood and his lads, but they barely scraped by to finish inside the safe zone last season.

On the bright side, Manchester United are yet to concede a goal in Premier League this season. They are 2-0-0 with six points, level with league-leading Manchester City but behind their city rivals (and Leicester City and Liverpool, mind) on goal differential. As it is, they are fourth in the table.

 

Newcastle United Looking For First Win
Newcastle United are winless after two rounds of top flight. They opened with a commendable 2-2 draw to Southampton at St. James Park but slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Swansea City. Granted playing the Swans at home is a tough call.

In any event, Newcastle United are 0-1-1 after two rounds with just a point. They are sat in 15th place in the table with a -2-goal differential. Small consolation: they are ahead of 16th-placed Chelsea. For now, that is.

Newcastle United will be looking to clinch their first win of the season inevitably, but a date with Manchester United is probably not the likeliest to deliver such a happenstance, especially when they are set to descend to the Old Trafford.

Well, Newcastle United did beat Manchester United at the Old Trafford two seasons ago. Then David Moyes was the Red Devils’ caretaker, a time most Red Devils fans would as readily forget. As well, the Magpies were under the guidance of Alan Pardew. A lot has changed in both camps to suggest that such an occurrence happening is a real long shot. Manchester United have steadily improved under Louis Van Gaal while Newcastle United are languishing in mediocrity.

 

Match Betting Tips and Picks:
Predictably, Manchester United enter this game as the overwhelming Premier League odds home favorites at -275 to win outright while Newcastle United are the massive +900 underdogs and the draw is trading at +425 soccer odds at Bet365.

All in all, Man United’s soccer odds are a touch high, but when putting their strong start to the season against Newcastle United’s less than ideal start, it’s understandable why odds makers would price them so. Simply put, Man U are an almost lock soccer pick to win and bookies aren’t in the habit of donating money in a misguided sense of generosity. Tale Man United to win at -275 and the Under 2.5 at -133.

Soccer Picks: Man U at -275 & Under 2.5 at -133

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