Newcastle vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 2 January 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shift Man Utd’s fortunes around since taking over Jose Mourinho on the bench.
The former Cardiff City and Molde head coach instilled the attacking mentality into the Red Devils who responded with eight goals in back-to-back wins over Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town.
To be fair, the schedule well worked in Solskjaer’s favour, but we still have to admit the team has seen a decent rise in form ever since he took charge.
Will the Red Devils keep such hot run of form going in their first league action of 2019 when they visit St. James’ Park for the Newcastle tie?
The visitors are clearly favourites with such form, especially if we know the Magpies are winless in last there league games.
The team led by Rafael Benitez were on the brink of snatching the spoils when they visited Vicarage Road on Saturday. Their top scorer Salomon Rondon pushed them in front at the half-hour mark against Watford, but the Hornets managed to earn the point thanks to an 82nd-minute equalizer from Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Newcastle vs Manchester United: Head-to-head
Manchester United won five, drew two and lost one of past eight encounters with the Magpies.
The Red Devils were, however, winless in last two visits to St. James’ Park (1D and 1L).
Five or more goals were seen in three of past four head to head affairs.
Newcastle vs Manchester United: Prediction
The Magpies are one of rare teams which took more points from away matches in this term. They have a dreadful record at St. James’ Park where they won two, drew one and lost seven of ten Premier League games this season. They scored only seven goals in the process. Newcastle lost two and drew one of pats three league matches on the home patch netting just once along.
The away win is thus just the way to go here. You can back it at the 1.66 odds. Since the Red Devils were flying high in the final third of late, we will alternatively back them to net two or more goals at the 1.72 odds.
Newcastle vs Manchester United: Bet Tips
Manchester United to win @ 1.66 (4/6)
Manchester United Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).