Premier League Preview for Manchester United v Newcastle United along with Predictions for every result in the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week.
Both teams are coming into Saturday’s early morning match on the back of disappointing losses, although I will say that Manchester United’s loss is more disappointing. Losing at home to Everton is a pretty big blow which has also meant that Man United are now in ninth place with 22 points below Newcastle who are in seventh place with 23 points.
In head to head matchups Manchester United is undefeated in 22 out of 23 matches against Newcastle United. This includes the Red Devils winning both of last season’s EPL matches and going 3-2-1 in their last six meetings.
Looking at Manchester United’s form this season does not seem to help them out at all. In their home matches they are now 3-1-2 and Old Trafford has become a place where no team fears to tread any longer. Newcastle is travelling there with an away Premier League record of 3-0-3.
My prediction is for a Manchester United win, but one that will not be easy and one in which Newcastle could easily come away with a result. The one thing that Manchester United has going for it is that Newcastle is not a team that presses hard. Against high pressing teams Manchester United has not done well. They will need to be wary of Newcastle United’s ability to control the tempo of matches including setting up a strong defensive unit and being able to break quickly. With that said, Newcastle does only have one away clean sheet and Man United has a very threatening offense when it is clicking. Don’t expect there to be any clean sheets in this match. Newcastle United has four clean sheets while Manchester United has only three.
Betting Odds: Man United win: 1.44-1.50; Draw: 4.44-4.72; Newcastle win: 7.15-7.69
Form: Man United (W, W, W, D, D, L) Newcastle (L, W, W, W, W, L)
Prediction: Manchester United 2 – 1 Newcastle United
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