Premier League betting preview: Newcastle United v Manchester United
Seventh plays second in the Premier League tonight as Newcastle host Manchester United.
A fifth home win of the season for the Magpies would bring them to within one point of sixth-placed Liverpool, while victory for the Red Devils – unbeaten on their travels in the league this season – would see them go level on points with table-topping Manchester City.
Newcastle winger Gabriel Obertan should be fit to face his old club following a toe infection, although Danny Guthrie and Peter Lovenkrands are set to miss out through injury.
Striker Wayne Rooney looks set to return to the Manchester United side having missed the recent defeat to Blackburn, while defenders Rio Ferdinand and Chris Smalling could also be back in contention following injury and illness respectively.
Bet365 make Man Utd 4/6 favourites for the match, with Newcastle offered at 9/2. The draw is priced at 13/5.
Man Utd striker Javier Hernandez is 4/1 favourite to score the first goal, followed by team mate Rooney at 9/1. Fellow forwards Danny Wellbeck and Dimitar Berbatov are both offered at 5/1, while midfielder Nani is available at 11/2. The shortest-priced Newcastle player is striker Demba Ba at 6/1.