England Premier League
Sunday 6th October 2019
Kick off at 4.30pm BST
Venue: St. James' Park
Both managers in Steve Bruce and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer find themselves under different pressures but one common pressure is that their teams are under performing.
The pressure is really on Bruce as Newcastle come into this game in 19th place with just 1 win all season. Not only are the Magpies losing games, it is the way it is happening, too many toothless displays and shipping too many goals. It has been poor all round which has reportedly led to players questioning Bruce’s tactics. It looks messy, which is what we can all agree on.
Newcastle’s last game was the infamous surrender according to Bruce when they lost 5-0 at Leicester. They have picked up two points from their last 12 and at home they have yet to win, though they have drawn their last two games and conceded just 2 goals but scored only 1.
Manchester United have their own problems but maybe not as bad as their opponents. In midweek they had to travel to AZ Alkmaar where they could only force a 0-0 draw in the Europa League.
The Red Devils come into this game in 10th place with 9 points and are already 12 points behind league leaders Liverpool. They have just 1 win in their last five and their last game ended in a 1-1 draw at home to Arsenal.
However it’s away from home where United have tended to really struggle and they are yet to win on the road this season. Drawing against Southampton and Wolves and then losing to West Ham.
Newcastle: Isaac Hayden is suspended for 3 games for being sent off v Leicester and will miss this game. Dwight Gayle could be making a long time return from a calf injury and will be assessed ahead of the game
Manchester United : Paul Pogba has had an older injury flare up in his ankle and whilst it hasn’t been confirmed it is unlikely he will play in this game and instead be rested until after the international break. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is 50/50 after illness to make this game. Luke Shaw looks like he will miss this match due to an ongoing hamstring injury. Anthony Martial should be back after the international break but might be assessed ahead of the game after recovering from his thigh injury
Newcastle vs Man Utd Head to Head:
The last time the teams met here Manchester United won 2-0.
Manchester United have won 3 of the last 4 meetings over Newcastle.
Since 2012 Newcastle have only beaten Manchester United once at home.
There is a 50% chance to see over 3.5 goals.
Newcastle vs Man Utd Prediction:
Manchester United are missing some big players and normally an away match like this could spell disaster. But at the same time it seems like they are meeting a much worse version of themselves- all due respect to Newcastle and Steve Bruce, but it is clear that the home side are going through a poor moment. This is why for minimum stakes we will back the Red Devils to come away from here with a win. It will take an almighty effort from Newcastle to get a win here or even a draw, one just wonders if the club have it in them at this stage of the season where confidence does seem low.
Newcastle vs Man Utd Betting Tips:
Manchester United to beat Newcastle at 1.91
Under 2.5 goals at 1.62