Manchester United vs Newcastle United
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
Manchester United will certainly not be fancying the prospect of admitting back to back defeats. With home advantage in the bag, and Newcastle United erratic on the road, the hosts are unlikely to put a foot wrong in this one.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash here saw Manchester United pick up a 3-2 victory.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their past five meetings.
- Half of their previous ten encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- The final scores have finished level in two of their past ten matchups.
- Newcastle United have registered the win just twice in their last ten games. (W-2, D-2, L-6)
Manchester United vs Newcastle United Prediction
Manchester United stumbled for the first time, since early November, in their last PL clash on the road, after Watford upset the odds to pull off a stunning 2-0 victory. Despite recording far more shots on target than their foes in that match, the hosts failed to get things going for them and ultimately made the trip back home empty-handed.
Nevertheless, the home side are sitting eighth on the ladder, just above Newcastle United themselves with a one-point cushion.
Meanwhile, the Magpies made a swift return to winning ways last week, after they edged past Crystal Palace at home with a 1-0 scorecard. The guests have now dropped points just twice in the past five games in the top flight.
Be that as it may, the visitors are yet to ensure consistency in their outings this term. Miserably, they have been alternating between wins and defeats in their last five trips on the road, the last of which saw lose to Burnely by a 1-0 scoreline.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests have not been faring well in their previous visits to Old Trafford. They have been at the losing end in each of their last two trips here, and have just one win from their past five as well.
With the Red Devils stumbling just once on home soil so far, the outright favorites in this one are undoubtedly Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
Furthermore, the hosts have had their scoring boots on in front of the home crowd. Sixteen of the twenty-six goals that they have netted this season have come from their clashes on home soil.
Taking into account that three of their past five h2h meetings at this stadium have also been high scoring affairs, count on over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards, by all means, this week.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United Betting tips
Manchester United -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).