Newcastle United vs Manchester United – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips
On Wednesday, Newcastle welcomes Manchester United in what should be an interesting encounter, considering the outcome we had in the previous match between the two teams, but also taking into consideration the form United is in. On Old Trafford, Newcastle had 2-0, but the Red Devils turned things around in the last 20 minutes to win 3-2. Are we up for another victory for United, but this time with another manager on the bench?
Newcastle United: Current Team Form, Estimated Line-up, and Predictions
Newcastle has just one win in the last seven Premier League matches, but Benitez’s team lives on from a great November, that saw Newcastle winning nine out of nine points. And the last result wasn’t too bad: Newcastle got a point at Watford, although the visitors had just two shots on target.
Rondon scored the first goal of the meeting in the 29th minute and Newcastle went to the dressing room with a 1-0 halftime advantage. After the break, Watford played more offensively and the hard work finally paid out in the 82nd minute, when Doucoure got the equalizer.
At home, Newcastle has lost seven out of its ten games, but the interesting fact is that Benitez’s men only conceded 15 goals. Just Leicester (2-0) and West Ham United (3-0) won at more than a one-goal margin.
Federico Fernandez suffered a hip injury against Watford and he should sit this one out. Darlow and Clark are also unavailable.
Line-up Newcastle United
- Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka
- Backfield: DeAndre Yedlin, Fabian Schar, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett
- Midfield: Mohamed Diame, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie, Christian Atsu
- Forwards: Jose Rondon, Ayoze Perez
Manchester United: Current Team Form, Estimated Line-up, and Predictions
Manchester United simply can’t stop scoring since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got to replace Jose Mourinho. The former United striker is three from three on the Red Devils’ bench and Manchester United is now three points behind Arsenal and has eight points to recover in order to catch Chelsea and the last spot for the Champions League.
On Monday, United welcomed Bournemouth on Old Trafford and judging from the teams’ recent results, we expected a fun game. And we weren’t disappointed. Pogba opened the score after just five minutes and the Frenchman got his brace in the 33rd minute. Rashford made it 3-0 in the 45th minute, but Ake grabbed one for the visitors before halftime, in the third minute of added time. In the second half, Lukaku scored two minutes after he entered the pitch (72’) and Bailly got a red card in the 79th minute.
United is playing a much more interesting football right now, but there is still a visible issue – the team is conceding goals. And with Jones – Lindelof as center-defenders, there’s no room from improvement straight away.
Line-up Manchester United
- Goalkeeper: David De Gea
- Backfield: Luke Shaw, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Ashley Young
- Midfield: Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera
- Forwards: Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard
Chuck No Risk Predicton: Newcastle United vs. Manchester United
The game takes place on St James Park, Newcastle, Wednesday, kick-off at 20:00. Newcastle United – Manchester United counts for game week 21 of the Premier League.
At Bethard, the hosts have 47/10 odds for a victory, while a Manchester United win comes at ⅗ odds. A draw can be played with 63/20 odds.
Pogba has scored in Solskjaer’s first three matches on United’s bench more than he did in the past season alongside Jose Mourinho. There’s a change of heart in United’s locker room and this team is watchable again. That’s why our first prediction is over 2,5 goals, 33/50 odds. Can Pogba score another one? He’s in an excellent form, United is creating chances, so why not? Bet it at 27/20 odds. Our final prediction may sound risky but is based on the fact that Newcastle doesn’t usually losses at big margins. Manchester United to win at a one-goal difference has 14/5 odds and we should totally put some money on it.
As a conclusion, we have three predictions for the Newcastle United – Manchester United game – over 2,5 goals, Pogba to score anytime, and Manchester United to win at a one-goal margin.