Cristiano Ronaldo is just -200 (bet $200 to win $100) to score on his return to Manchester United colors on Saturday.
The Portuguese legend, who left Old Trafford for Real Madrid in a $100million transfer in 2009, returned to his ‘spiritual home last week at the age of 36 in a stunning transfer from Italian giant Juventus.
Now CR7 is absolutely all the rage in Manchester ahead of United’s home game vs Newcastle on Saturday (1000 ET, 0700 PT), and online sportsbooks are taking no chances.
Cristiano Ronaldo goal odds vs Newcastle
Ronaldo, who has scored an incredible 674 goals in 895 games during a glittering club career (that doesn’t even count the boatload he has netted for his country Portugal), is -200 to score anytime in the eagerly-awaited matchup vs Newcastle.
If you like CR7 to score the first goal of the game (no word yet on whether he will be in the starting lineup) then the odds are a little better – the best value there is +220 (bet $100 to win $220) with PointsBet.
If you think the return to United will have the ultimate dream start, then you can bet +700 with FanDuel that he grabs a hat-trick (that is three goals or more).
For futures betting, there are odds on Ronaldo to finish the season as top scorer in the Premier League. He is the +500 second favorite behind Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku.
Man Utd odds now CR7 is back
The presence of Ronaldo back at United has also affected his new team’s odds of winning some titles this season. Some sportsbooks have them as skinny as +260 to win a first Premier League championship since 2013. Some others have them at +650. Go figure!
If you are a really optimistic CR7 worshipper, you can bet United at +1400 (FOX Bet) to win the Champions League.
Man Utd (and CR7) vs Newcastle on TV
You can watch Ronaldo and United live on Saturday. Kickoff is like we said at 1000 ET (0700 PT) and the channel to look out for is the USA Network. You can also stream it online via NBC Sports’ website.