Newcastle vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Newcastle vs Manchester United in Premier League.
Newcastle vs Manchester United Match Preview
Newcastle have had a frustrating season so far spending more time in the bottom-half than otherwise. They prepare to face old rivals in this Newcastle United vs Manchester United fixture at St. James’ Park, Newcastle on Sunday, February 11, so check out our Newcastle vs Manchester United prediction and betting tips.
The hosts find themselves 16th in the Premier league after 26 games (25 pts, W6, D7, L13) and just one point above the bottom three. With the relegation battle set to be incredibly tight, the fans are worried if their club will get dragged into that. Their fears are not unfounded as the Magpies aren’t in great form coming into this Newcastle United vs Manchester United fixture. The hosts have won only once in their last seven Premier League fixtures (W1, D4, L2) which includes a winless run of four games (D3, L1) coming into this game. Home form is a worry for Newcastle, who have taken just 13 points from 13 games at the St. James’ Park, which is the lowest in the league.
Manchester United sit second in the Premier League table after 26 games (56 pts, W17, D5, L4) with a 13-point gap to Manchester City. No matter what the manager Jose Mourinho says, that gap is too huge to bridge which means the Red Devils should be looking at cementing their second place. They are just five points ahead of arch rivals Liverpool who are showing good signs of improving their season charge. After the barrage of draws during the festive period, United improved their form with six wins in their last seven matches in all competitions. The only loss during this period came against Tottenhm Hotspur. With just 18 goals conceded, the visitors in this Newcastle United vs Manchester United fixture have the best defence in the league.
Newcastle vs Manchester United H2H
Manchester United have lost only once in their last seven meetings against Newcastle, winning four and drawing four. Newcastle have won only two of their last 28 Premier League games against United (D7, L19). United have won nine of their last 13 Premier League games at St. James’ Park (D3, L1).
Newcastle United vs Manchester United Team News
Newcastle will assess new signing Islam Slimani ahead of the kick-off while Robert Elliot, Jesus Gamez, and Ciaran Clark are major injury concerns.
United could be without Marcus Rashford after suffering a muscle injury against Huddersfield, last time around. Marouane Fellaini, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Eric Bailly remain long-term absentees.
Newcastle vs Manchester United Probable Line-ups
Newcastle United XI: Darlow (GK), Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez, Gayle.
Manchester United XI: De Gea (GK), Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku.
Newcastle vs Manchester United Prediction
Manchester United look solid at the back and have in fact kept seven clean sheets in their last eight matches in all competitions. However, Newcastle are showing improved signs and could be a tough cookie. We are backing a win for the visitors and are also expecting a lean game with under 2.5 goals.