The fourth round of the English Premier League starts on September 11th. Let’s mention, that the teams participating in the 2021-2022 season have already played three matches. Leaders and outsiders will face each other to figure out who will earn extra points in the next tour.
The match between Manchester United, one of the contenders for this season’s win, and the team from Newcastle, could be one of the most interesting. Despite the fact that Newcastle is still only 17th in the table (almost an outsider) the club from Manchester cannot guarantee itself a victory in the upcoming game.
Football fans are waiting for the match with Newcastle impatiently due to the legendary football player Cristiano Ronaldo who will return to the Manchester United team on September 11.
The Portuguese, who has won the Golden Shoe prize of the best football player in the world several times, began his football career in Manchester. Nine years after leaving England, he returns to his first team, devoting his comeback to ex-coach Ferguson. Note, Manchester is currently playing with another coach – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but Ferguson is a timeless legend of the team.
Manchester United played the first three matches of this Premier League season successfully. Two matches ended in victory, and the team ended one match in a draw. Manchester United played 1: 1 against Southampton, nor the strongest neither the weakest team in the League.
In the past Newcastle could compete with the leaders of the standings and even try to get first place in the national rankings. Nowadays team is not performing very well.
In the first three games this season, Newcastle has managed to only draw once, earning 1 point. The team lost two other matches. Unfortunately, the current team cannot compete with the title clubs that are owned by millionaires. Due to a limited budget, Newcastle cannot invite star players and sign multimillion-dollar contracts.
Nevertheless, Newcastle needs to earn points to stop being an outsider, but Manchester United is a strong and difficult-to-win team. Therefore, even a draw in the away match for Newcastle will be a good result.
What the bookmakers say
According to Liontips USA experts, Manchester United is the favorite of the match. The odds for his victory according to the bookmakers are 1.20-1.30. Analysts consider the likelihood of the victory of the club from Manchester quite high. Experts estimate the likelihood that the match will end in a draw with odds of 7.00. The victory of the underdog is the least likely – the odds for this event exceed the 11.00 mark.
The teams have met more than 170 times in their history. For all the time, 90 matches ended in victory for Manchester United, 40 matches ended in a draw, and Newcastle won the same number of matches.
If you look at the statistics of the last five meetings of the teams, the advantage will be on Manchester side. 4 matches out of 5 were won by Manchester players and only one match ended in favor of Newcastle. None of the last five matches ended in a draw.
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