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Ba Tipped To Contine Amazing Record Against Man Utd
Published : 06 Oct 2012 12:17:17
SKY SPORTS REVIEW: This is a fixture which has provided much entertainment down the years and it's reasonable to expect the same on Sunday.
Newcastle are unbeaten at home this season, which allays concerns surrounding their performance at Reading last week, and are on an unbeaten run of three against United, the most recent of which a commanding 3-0 win last season.
United, meanwhile, came from behind to win in Romania on Tuesday, continuing and unwelcome habit of starting poorly. Their defeat at Old Trafford last Saturday was as much down to their slow start as it was Tottenham's undoubted excellence, and Sir Alex Ferguson will surely have spent the build-up to this game trying to ensure that a repeat doesn't present itself.
Newcastle can be backed at 13/8 to score first and 9/2 to do so without going on to win, both of which represent perfectly reasonable punts, but instead we'll chance Demba Ba to score first at a general 7/1.
Since coming off the bench to bag a brace at Everton, Ba has scored three goals in two starts.
Ba opened the scoring in this fixture last season and has since played against United twice, scoring in both matches, and having been given a midweek break he should be raring to go.