Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Bookies' View

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Bookies' View

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ANOTHER thrilling day of Premier League action awaits today, with both of the North East's top clubs involved in live TV clashes.

With Newcastle's winning run having come to an abrupt end with the midweek defeat at Swansea City, the Magpies must dust themselves down as they prepare for a trip to Manchester United today, the match being televised live on BT Sport, kick-off 12.45pm.

Having not won at Old Trafford since 1972, history is clearly not on Newcastle's side.

However, rarely will this fixture have been played out with Newcastle sitting above the Red Devils in the league table. Therefore the 20/1 for the Magpies to win 1-0 and 22/1 for a 2-1 victory both seem attractive betting propositions.

Bearing in mind that the champions lost 1-0 at home to Everton on Wednesday, and that today they must do without the services of the suspended Wayne Rooney, it is not infeasible that Loic Remy could repeat his feat at Tottenham and score the only goal of the game, in which case backers will reap the rewards at 135/1. …

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