On Sunday, the Premier League will take centre stage as the Magpies will host the Red Devils at St. James Park. Some animosity is expected by the home fans as both clubs are standing at the point table with one point difference and it’s an opportunity for both clubs to improve the situation in their respective camps.
Newcastle is currently in the 7th spot in the point table with 7 wins and 23 points. They will be eyeing another home win and stun the visitors.
Manchester United is currently in the 6th spot in the point table with 8 wins and 24 points overall. The top bookmakers have EPL odds with them.
Considering their attack in the recent matches, they have 11 goals in the last 5 Premier League fixtures.
The betting tip is...
Newcastle to score 1.5+ goals
After a disappointing start to the season, Newcastle has shown signs of improvement in recent Premeir League fixtures with a win over Arsenal and Chelsea.
The 4-1 win at home against the Blue in the previous fixture will be a major boost in the overall confidence of the team. With 54% possession and 5 shots on target, Newcastle was at the top of their game and allowed no mistakes during the match.
Overall, the Magpies have displayed an average possession of 49.39% with 11.89 shots and 5.39 shots on target in the ongoing season. The strength of the hosts lies in their defence as they have played 44.44% of matches without conceding a single goal and have 5 clean sheets on their name this season.
Alexander Isak & Callum Wilson will be the players to out as they both have 7 goals on their name this season. Sven Botman, who has 17.8% shots on target, won’t be part of the fixture because of his knee injury.
Callum Wilson is in the injury room with his hamstring injury and is not expected to be part of the fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Pope, Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Hall, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton, Almiron, Isak, Gordon
The start of the season of Erik Ten Hag and his boys was not as good as it was expected. However, the club has registered some crucial wins but has failed in some pressured situations.
The recent losses against Everton, and Fulham, and the EFL loss against the Magpies became the talking points and Ten Hag was again under scrutiny in the media.
The Red Devils have displayed an average of 53.83% of possession in the ongoing season with 14.11 shots and 4.89 shots on target.
One of the biggest problems for the club is that its primary players are unable to perform up to the mark. Bruno Fernandes has only 4 goals on his name with 3 assists and similarly, Hojulung has scored 5 goals in the ongoing season.
Manchester United’s defence has done a good job as they have 4 clean sheets and 33.33% of fixtures without conceding a goal. However, St. James’ Park will be the real test for them.
Rasmus Hojlund, who suffered a thigh injury before the Everton fixture, will be expected to be back with the team.
Predicted Lineup: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Amrabat; Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho, Hojlund
We are in for an absolute thriller as both teams would want to score a win and improve their position in the point table. However, the Magpies have been ferocious at their home ground with 6 wins and a single loss.
The Red Devils have struggled at the away game with only 4 wins out of 6 games. We predict a win for the hosts on Sunday.