Every Old Trafford defeat hurts like hell for Manchester United and, buoyed by a performance to be proud of against FC Bayern Munchen in midweek they can avenge Newcastle’s shutout victory at their yard by beating the Magpies to nil at St James’ Park.
The number crunchers at bwin.com have alighted on the alluring price of 11/5 about such an eventuality, a nifty way to top up on already attractive win odds of 17/20.
Man Utd’s win to nil odds are a shade longer than the 2/1 about a Newcastle triumph, while a draw is 5/2 but time is too precious a commodity to waste on pondering the latter pair of permutations.
It’s a flawless victory for the visitors that gets our dough and if you sign up with bwin.com today you needn’t even risk your own readies thanks to your complimentary £30 free bet from the boys in black and gold.
Here’s your quoteable quintet of justifications.
The Red Devils are on a streak of four away clean sheets in the Premier League.
Only Olympiakos have penetrated David Moyes’ backline during that period and it seems that this particular element of the equation seems to have fallen back into place for the reigning champions.
Injury or subsequent sale has robbed Alan Pardew of five of the 11 players who started Newcastle’s victory at Old Trafford.
A visiting win to nil will bring a queer kind of revenge, with Toon stalwarts Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy, Moussa Sissoko and Loic Remy, all of whom started the reverse fixture, injured and Yohan Cabaye long since departed.
Newcastle have netted once in the last seven games Remy hasn’t started.
If Brian Wilson was a Magpies fan then he’d surely re-release ‘God Only Knows’ in an effort to convince the Frenchman to stay on when his loan spell finishes.
Tyneside’s finest have given the St James’ Park faithful just two goals in their last seven home games.
Breaking sides down has been nigh on impossible for the hosts of late, a fact succinctly illustrated by the fact that the two goals they’ve bagged during the aforementioned period both came in the 90th minute.
Alan Pardew has spoken of the trouble he has motivating his troops after his side’s 4-0 loss at Southampton.
Since the notable achievement of beating the normally fearsome hosts Hull City at the KC Stadium to reach 40 points there has been a notable downturn in intensity among the controversial gaffer’s troops.
Hardly ideal when facing a side who, thanks to their glorious history, will always have something to prove unless they sit atop the Premier League table.