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        Newcastle United Vs Manchester United Match Prediction, Stats & Odds

        Newcastle United will be looking to beat Manchester United at home for the first time since 2019 when

        the two sides clash on Sunday afternoon. The Red Devils travel to St James’ Park with a slight

        psychological advantage, after they defeated their North East opponent 2-0 in the Carabao Cup final last

        month. The Magpies are yet to score against Man United this season in two attempts, with the return

        fixture at Old Trafford ending 0-0. However, Eddie Howe’s side are only three points behind this

        weekend’s opposition in fifth place, and a win will see their UEFA Champions League dream become

        more of a reality. A victory for Ten Hag’s men will ensure that Manchester United almost have one foot in

        the UCL next season.

        Newcastle are enjoying their best football in the Premier League since the 2011/12 campaign under

        Eddie Howe this season, yet prior to their recent consecutive victories, their early season form stagnated

        slightly. Back to back 1-1 draws against relegation battlers Bournemouth and West Ham in early

        February highlighted Newcastle’s inability to be clinical in front of goal, which has haunted them

        numerous times this season. But the introduction of Alexander Isak to the starting XI in recent weeks has

        given the Magpies a new, less one dimensional attacking approach.

        The Swedish striker starred for Newcastle in their last game before the international break, scoring a

        brace, including a 93rd minute penalty which secured a 2-1 victory for his side against Nottingham Forest.

        Three goals in his last two games means the twenty three year-old has only one Premier League goal

        less than Callum Wilson this season in eight less starts. Newcastle dominated from the first whistle to the

        last at the City Ground and they only conceded due to a misplaced Sven Botman back pass. Eddie

        Howe will be pleased to see his team bounce back and secure all three points, and the victory will

        certainly give the squad a confidence boost.

        Newcastle will set out to dominate the possession stats against Man United, like they have done in

        almost every home game this season. They have shown bravery in each game and the opponent doesn’t

        seem to prevent players from committing themselves forward, but they will have to keep in mind how

        strong Ten Hag’s side are on the counter attack.

        Manchester United currently sit in third place and already have achieved silverware this season, thanks

        to their 2-0 win over Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final. The Red Devils are also still competing in the

        FA Cup and the Europa League, which highlights just how well Erik ten Hag has done so far, especially

        considering how poor United were last campaign. There is no doubt that Man United are a better team

        when playing at Old Trafford, only losing once, which was the opening matchday versus Brighton, and

        conceding only eight in thirteen games. On the road however, they are slightly inconsistent and their last

        away game in the league was a 7-0 defeat to arguably their biggest rivals Liverpool. Manchester United

        have conceded the fourth most goals per game away from home, with an average of 2.08. However if

        you break down the goals conceded statistic away from home, they have suffered 85% of their twenty

        seven goals conceded from five of their thirteen away games, which is why they rank sixth in the away

        clean sheet table even with the high number of average goals conceded.

        Last time out, Man United hosted Fulham in a 3-1 FA Cup victory, albeit the result wasn’t a fair

        representation of their performance. The home side struggled to gain any control for large spells in the tie

        and it looked as though their unbeaten home streak was going to come to an end when Aleksandar

        Mitrovic opened the scoring just after the break. Twenty five minutes after the opener, Fulham were down

        to nine men, following a blatant goal preventing hand ball from Willian and Mitrovic’s overly aggressive

        argument with the referee. Bruno Fernandes dispatched the penalty and by the time the Old Trafford

        faithful had finished celebrating their equaliser, Marcel Sabitzer gave the home side the advantage.

        Fernandes then wrapped the game up in injury time and secured a place in the FA Cup semi-finals for

        his club.

        United were without their most important player, Casemiro, and they will be without him for the next three

        games due to his second red card of the season which he picked up against Southampton. The

        Brazilian’s absence leaves a huge gap in the heart of the Manchester United midfield and they don’t

        have a suitable replacement in the squad, which ultimately is a huge blow. Ten Hag does have one of the

        most in form players in Europe at his disposal, yet Marcus Rashford did have to withdraw from

        international duties due to an ankle/footy injury. The number ten has scored fourteen Premier League

        goals this campaign, which is nine more than second top scorer Bruno Fernandes.


        Both sides provide a huge attacking threat, but I expect two very different approaches on Sunday.

        Newcastle will look to have the majority of the ball and Man United will set up with a deep defensive line,

        with the view to counter attack at any given opportunity. The away side look far less convincing without

        Casemiro in the line-up and with Eddie Howe’s tactic of sustaining pressure, it is hard to look past

        Newcastle scoring. The Home side are the favourites going into the tie, but predict that both teams will

        score. If I was to back a result, then I would lean towards Manchester United. Man United to win and

        both teams to score is priced at 9/2.

        Newcastle United Team News

        Newcastle’s top goal scorer Miguel Almiron is ruled out of the game on Sunday, but Joelinton will return

        to the side following his suspension. Four key first team players are currently being assessed ahead of

        the tie and may feature, Sven Botman, Nick Pope, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Anthony Gordon. Isak

        should maintain his spot up front.

        Manchester United Team News

        As already mentioned, Casemiro is out due to suspension and Marcus Rashford is currently being

        assessed although he will most likely start on Sunday after he resumed training. Raphael Varane and

        Anthony Martial may also return to the matchday squad, but Marcel Sabizter picked up an injury on

        international duty with Austria so his status is touch and go. Therefore, a midfield pairing of Fred and

        Scott Mctominay seems to be the expected duo.