Manchester United vs Newcastle United
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Manchester United vs Newcastle United | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
It is still questionable whether will Jose Mourinho lead the Red Devils in this match. Many of the media are speculating that the Portuguese manager is already departed from the Old Trafford and that the management is trying to find his successor. Sorry Newcastle will try to use this situation and snap at least a point against a big rival, but their problems are even more significant than the ones hosts have.
United lost in the last round of the Premiership to West Ham, and just a couple of days later, they only played 0:0 against Valencia at home, in the Champions League. Newcastle was whooped by Leicester, 0:2, at their Saint James Park.
Mourinho’s status is the only topic among the United fans, and they are eager to see what will happen. For now, officially, he will be on the bench for this weekend, but unofficially, United is already looking for a replacement. Some are even saying that Zinedine Zidane is coming to town. But to get back to the performances. United didn’t win in the previous 4. That pretty much tells it all. Before the draw against Valencia, the Red Devils had two consecutive defeats. The first one in the EFL Cup to Derby after the penalties, and the above-mentioned one at the London Stadium to West Ham 3:1. In all these events, the defense was the main problem for Manchester. It is why the efficiency in their clashes is surprisingly high, and four in previous six saw over 2.5 goals.
The Magpies are tied at the bottom of the standings with Cardiff and Huddersfield, with only two points from seven fixtures. This is something Rafa Benitez didn’t expect before the season began. Before losing to Leicester at home, they had a draw at Selhurst in which they also hadn’t score. So far this season, Newcastle couldn’t hit the back of the net three times when playing away from home. Did we mention that the black and whites lost with the exact same result, 1:2, on four occasions this season? It is a data which might be handy for you.
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United has several injured players who are not going to be in the protocol for this game. Marcus Rojo and Jesse Lingard are not expected to start, while there are some small chances to see Ander Herrera and Ashley Young in the team this Saturday evening. Florian Lejeune and Somolon Rondon are not going to play for sure, while Paul Dummett and Fernandez might appear. As we already told you, the situation with Mourinho is still unclear.
The difference when looking at the overall H2H record of these two sides is huge, and it is in favor of the Red Devils. They won 84 events so far, while Newcastle managed to do that on 42 occasions. 39 fixtures saw a draw. But in the latest clash, Newcastle won, 1:0, and that happened at the Saint James Park. On the other side, United demolished the Magpies in the most recent meeting at Trafford, 4:1.
Odds and Predictions
United is an absolute favorite in this one, and the odds on them are 1.40. On the other side, Newcastle to win is 7.50, and a draw is 4.50.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United | Top Betting Tip: Manchester United (2-0)
This should be a routine win for the home team. We strongly believe that they are going to win, and use this opportunity. Newcastle is a weak team, and without chemistry on the field. The only thing they do is defend, sometimes even for the whole 90 minutes. The decadent style of football Benitez prefers, will also affect the efficiency in this one, and we doubt to see more than 3 goals here. We would go with 2 or 3 scores. Also, our choice is Manchester United to win with clean sheets. The guests are very poor offensively, and they can’t score, no matter the current situation among the Red Devils. So our final choice, Manchester United – Newcastle 2:0.