10. Old rivals meet for the 156th time on Sunday when Manchester United travel to the Sports Direct Arena (St. James’ Park to you and I). United have won 78 previous ties against Newcastle and are 1.90 win once again.
9. Newcastle have beaten United just 40 times since their first every victory in April 1895. The Magpies are 3.95 to win once more on Sunday.
8. The last time the clubs met at St James’, Alan Pardew’s men also ran out 3-0 winners, despite having just 39.7% of possession. Another 3-0 result over the Reds can be backed at 45.00.
7. That victory was the first time Newcastle had taken three points off United in a decade. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side had gone 19 matches without losing to their northeast foes, drawing just four games. United to win Draw No Bet can be backed at 1.38.
6. United have beaten Newcastle 2-0 seven times in the Premier League and are 10.00 to win by the same scoreline once again.
5. There has been just one red card in the past eight games between these two sides.
4. Manchester striker Robin van Persie scored a brace against CFR Cluj in midweek to take his United tally to five in six appearances. The Dutchman is favourite at 3.75 to finish Premier League top scorer this term.
3. Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has played nine times against United, leaking 25 goals at an average of 2.7 goals a game. Sunday’s clash is priced at 1.75 to score exceed 2.5 goals on Sunday.
2. Demba Ba has scored four in five outings for the Magpies this season, including a brace against Reading last weekend. The Senegalese striker was the seventh top scorer in the league last season with 16 goals and is 15.00 to top the charts this campaign.
1. The Magpies have scored first in just three of their 10 competitive games this season yet have earned points after going a goal down on four occasions. A price of 15.00 can be backed for United to be winning at half time but draw the game.