Our resident betting expert is tipping the Red Devils to ease to a comfortable victory by at least three goals over Brendan Rodgers’ side.
In the early kick-off, our man-in-the-know expects Newcastle United to frustrate Roberto Mancini’s side with a draw, and is backing Papiss Cissé to continue his fine form with a goal.
Rooney was kept quiet by a superb Vincent Kompany on Monday night but the England striker has been in otherwise prolific form for United. The 26-year-old has scored twice in his last two games at Old Trafford (against Everton and Aston Villa), and 2/1 for him to do the same again on Sunday is certainly worth a punt.
The atmosphere at Old Trafford will be affected by what happens in the early kick-off at St James’ Park. Regardless of City’s result, the Red Devils will be desperate to make an emphatic statement and Sir Alex Ferguson’s side usually bounce back from disappointments. So the Tipster is backing United to win by at least three goals at 6/5.
Cissé has effortlessly made the transition from the Bundesliga to the Premier League with 13 goals in 12 games, including a spectacular brace in Newcastle’s 2-0 win at Chelsea on Wednesday. Newcastle have scored in their last 10 games, while City have conceded in four of their last five. Cissé is 7/4 to score at any time against City.
City’s away form has improved of late, with the league leaders picking up successive wins at Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. But Newcastle are chasing fourth place and are in excellent home form – they have lost only twice at the Sports Direct Arena this term. The Tipster is backing the draw in this one at 3/1.
Newcastle’s prolific goal scorer Cissé has already managed a two-goal haul on four occasions since joining in January. The 26-year-old’s brace at Stamford Bridge took his tally to 13 goals for the Magpies, and a total of 22 this season in Germany and England. So the Tipster’s audacious long-range effort for this edition is for Cissé to score two goals or more at an extremely tempting 11/1.
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