Newcastle vs Manchester United Premier League Predictions

Premier League Newcastle vs Man Utd
Newcastle vs Manchester United Premier League

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The Premier League’s final round of matches before the break for the FA Cup takes place this midweek with an intriguing clash in the North East between Newcastle and a resurgent Manchester United in a game the visitors are favourites to win.

Predictions

Each of these sides have vastly contrasting ambitions for this season and despite both struggling this campaign, the visitors are in resurgent form.

Under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils defeated Cardiff and Huddersfield with ease and are now looking to build a winning run of games.

After winning three matches in a row, Newcastle have now tasted victory just once in their last six games and are looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone once more.

Rafael Benitez’s side are languished in 15th place in the standings with just 17 points from 19 matches while United are placed in sixth, on 32 points.

The away side will be heavy favourites to continue their win of running form in this fixture against the Magpies.

The away side are favourites to win this game and it is likely to be relatively comfortable – a 3-1 triumph for the Manchester side would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

Each of United’s last six league games have produced four goals or more while this has also been the outcome in Newcastle’s recent defeats against Liverpool. This is another game which is likely to produce a lot of goals so this outcome is among the best online betting odds this weekend.

This has been in the outcome in each of the last three United league victories – they take the initiative early with goals and will not hold back. The Magpies will look to soak up pressure but they may find that if they fall behind to an early goal from the visitors, they will not be able to bounce back.

Statistics

Head to Head

Manchester United memorably came from two goals down to win 3-2 over Newcastle in October with Alexis Sanchez grabbing a last-minute winner. Newcastle won this fixture 1-0 back in February 2018 – their only victory in the last seven meetings between the two.

Stats

  • Manchester United’s recent 5-1 win at Cardiff City was the first time they had scored five goals or more in a Premier League match since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last match in charge in May 2013.
  • Despite back-to-back victories, the Red Devils remain eight points off the top four and six points from Arsenal, in fifth.
  • Only Huddersfield Town (12) have scored fewer league goals this campaign than Newcastle (14) in the Premier League.
  • Newcastle have collected just two wins and seven points from their 10 home league games this season – the 18th best home record in the division.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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