Newcastle will host Manchester United at St James’s Park on Saturday 17 October – read our prediction for this match.
The start of the new championship at Newcastle was successful . Seven points in four rounds is a decent indicator that puts the Magpies in ninth place. Wards Steve Bruce beat “West Ham” (2: 0) and “Burnley” (3: 1), drawn with “Tottenham” (1: 1), and lost only “Brighton” (0: 3).
Moreover, the Magpies made their way to the League Cup quarterfinals. In this tournament, Bruce’s team was lucky with rivals. First, Newcastle defeated Blackburn (1-0), then destroyed Morecamb (7-0), and then Newport went on penalties. Since in of the final the Magpies will play against Brentford, they have a chance to break even further.
It is worth noting that Newcastle played so successfully with the arrival of the new season. Bruce’s wards failed the end of the last championship without winning any of the six final fights. Therefore, the statistics of “forty” in the Premier League do not look very good. The win over Burnley marks Newcastle’s first triumph in their last six league games at home.
Considering the traditionally catastrophic staffing situation of the “forty”, now everything is fine with them. There are only five players in the infirmary: Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gale, Martin Dubravka, Matthew Longstaff, and Paul Dummett. The involvement of Jamal Lewis, Deandre Yedlin and Kieran Clark is questionable.
Unlike Newcastle, Manchester United’s start in the new season is just disgusting. According to the results of four rounds “Red Devils” occupy only 16th place with three points in the asset. First , Manchester United lost at Old Trafford to Crystal Palace (1: 3), then barely beat Brighton away (3: 2), and then suffered a humiliating defeat to Tottenham (1: 6) … Perhaps the job of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after this was kept by Liverpool, who even more unexpectedly lost to Aston Villa (2: 7).
However, Manchester United did well in the League Cup. There, the “red devils” defeated “Luton” and “Brighton” 3: 0. Moreover, it is the away form of the Mancunians in the Premier League that looks good. The Red Devils have won all their last five league games away.
Manchester United’s personnel situation before the meeting with Newcastle is unpleasant. Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Marcial are unavailable for this fight. The newly arrived Edinson Cavani is in quarantine. Only Rashford and Greenwood remain, which is not so bad. Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe were also injured by the Red Devils. Chris Smalling moved to Roma.
Newcastle have lost only one of their previous seven official matches.
At St James’s Park in the Premier League, the Magpies have won only one last six meeting.
Manchester United’s winning streak in the Premier League has reached five matches.
Manchester United’s unbeaten away streak in the Premier League is already eight matches.
The “total under 2.5” bet has played in seven of the last ten away matches of Manchester United in the Premier League.
In face-to-face meetings, Manchester United has no problem dealing with Newcastle at home. Last season, the Red Devils at Old Trafford defeated the forty (4: 1). But at “St. James’s Park” the Mancunians have problems: only one victory in the last four matches. In the last championship, Newcastle won Manchester United 1-0 at home.
12/26/19 Manchester United Newcastle 4: 1
06.10.19 Newcastle Manchester United ten
01/02/19 Newcastle Manchester United 0: 2
06.10.18 Manchester United Newcastle 3: 2
02/11/18 Newcastle Manchester United ten
Manchester has nowhere to retreat . Further only the relegation zone, which in case of defeat, the “red devils” may well please. Even Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will probably not be forgiven for this. However, it should be noted that Newcastle at the start of the season looks better than Manchester United. Considering all of the above, here you can bet on “both will score”.