For our Man Utd vs. Newcastle prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for The Red Devils.
Manchester United and Newcastle United square off for the first major trophy of the English football league season at Wembley Stadium on Sunday for the 2023 League Cup final.
Manchester United reached the League Cup final by beating Aston Villa, Burnley, Charlton and Nottingham Forest.
The Red Devils are on cloud nine at the moment amidst an excellent campaign and they enter this game with the wind in their sails following a season best result against Barcelona in the Europa League, winning 2-1 to take the tie 4-3 on aggregate.
After being outclassed in the first half, United produced an spirited second half performance to put their Catalan opponents to the sword with goals from Fred and Antony getting the job done on what was a euphoric occasion for Erik ten Hag and co.
The win extended United's unbeaten run to nine matches (W7 D2 L0) in all competitions as Ten Hag's men appear to be going from strength to strength as the weeks pass by.
The two sides drew 0-0 when they met in the league back in October, but United have improved immeasurably since then so they'll be confident of going one better here.
United haven't won a trophy since the 2016/17 and winning this competition would do wonders for squad morale and would likely give Ten Hag's men an added boost to tackle the remainder of the campaign. United fans are yearning for some silverware and the club needs to capitalise on their current euphoric period and there's no better way than to bring a much-needed trophy back to Old Trafford.
Newcastle United reached the final of the league cup by beating Tranmere Rovers, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Leicester City and Southampton.
The Magpies, like their opponents, have had a fine season and are firmly in revival mode with the club on a constant upward trajectory after years of suffering.
They do, though, enter this game amidst a slight dip in form having failed to win any of their last three matches, drawing two and losing one.
In their most recent outing Newcastle were beating 0-2 by Liverpool, a result that was further marred by the dismissal of goalkeeper Nick Pope for an incomprehensible handball outside the box.
They've still only lost two of their last twenty-four games in all competitions so there's no need to panic, and they'll be invigorated by the return of star midfielder Bruno Guimaraes who has missed the last three games through suspension.
This is a monumental occasion for a Newcastle side that face the first big test of the Saudi era as they attempt to claim what they hope will be the first of many, many trophies. They're the clear underdogs but there's no reason to write them off.
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