The time has come to see two new teams in the final game of the EFL cup where Manchester United will come face-to-face against Newcastle United at the historical Wembley Stadium. Both teams will be motivated to perform at their best and we are in for an absolute thriller from these two clubs.
Manchester United have won the EFL Cup final five times and they have been part of the final game nine times. However, since the 2016-17 season, the Red Devils have failed to make it to the final.
Newcastle United have seen the finals in the 1975-76 season but they have never won the trophy. This year, it's a golden chance for the Magpies. And the bookmakers in India are already out with the odds for the finals.
Newcastle will beat Man United 2-1 in the hard-fought contest.
The betting tip is...
Newcastle United to win.
The Red Devils are enjoying their run in the Premier League but for the past one week, they are away from Premier League action because of their 1st leg fixture against Barcelona for the Europa Cup. The match ended up in a draw but it was a good performance overall by the visitors. Erik Ten Hag will be proud of his boys as they have completely revived their style of play.
Christian Eriksen (ankle), Donny van de Beek (knee), and Anthony Martial (hip) are out of action because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred; Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Weghorst
The Magpies are going through a dip in their performance since their Premier League draw against West Ham. They have dipped down to fifth position in the Premier League with 41 points and ten wins. Their last loss against Liverpool was the biggest disappointment and now the team is expected to bounce back. \
Winning the EFL cup will be a huge boost in the overall confidence for the rest of the season for Newcastle.
Callum Wilson will be absent because of his hamstring injury. They will be without regular goalie Pope as he is suspended.
Predicted Lineup: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Almiron, Longstaff, Joelinton; Saint-Maximin, Isak, Gordon
It will be all about nerves in the finals. Both sets of players will be gunning for glory after so many years.
Although Manchester United are a better team on paper but Newcastle squad has been motivated this season and has the ability to topple any team on their day. We expect that law of averages will catch up with Man Utd and in the end Newcastle will edge 2-1 win.