Newcastle vs Man Utd: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Wednesday, January 2nd 2019, @14:45
St James’ Park Stadium
Manchester United head into 2019 with a sense that the good times are back while Newcastle attempt to secure any points in the quest to avoid the drop.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his Manchester United side on the road for just the second time under his stewardship on the second day of 2019, aiming to prove that he is the man to take the reins long term.
However, they will come up against a Newcastle side who have proved they are no slouches over the years where Manchester United are concerned and no one would love to get one over United more than former Liverpool gaffer and current Newcastle manager Rafael Benítez.
Goals have also often been in abundance when these two meets and considering both sides defensive frailties, we could be in for something of a new year goal fest at St James Park.
Three of the last four Premier League games between the two have seen five goals or more and that is a trend that looks to continue as United look resurgent and Newcastle aim to give their home fans something to cheer.
However, Newcastle’s ongoing internal issues are hard to ignore whilst United’s resurgence looks set to continue in the North East.
Solskjaer looks set to continue to prove that the United hierarchy were correct in dismissing Jose Mourinho with their fifth road win of the season, even if those defensive issues remain with a 3-1 victory to the Red Devils.
- Manchester United to win and both teams to score
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United have conceded a whopping 19 times on the road this season whilst still managing to nab four wins, while Newcastle have collected just seven points from 10 home games this season.
- Both teams to score
United have conceded 19 times on the road this season making the home side a sure thing to net at least once.
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Head To Head
Manchester United pulled off the ultimate comeback when the pair met in October in the Premier League.
The Magpies were 2-0 up heading into the 70th minute before Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez struck late to win the game 3-2 for the home side.
Overall, Newcastle have won 42 times against the Red Devils with United claiming 85 wins and a total of 39 draws.
- The Red Devils won the first ever meeting between the two in 1895 5-1 in a Division One clash.
- Newcastle have only scored seven times at home this season (only Huddersfield and Crystal Palace have worse records).
- Five goals or more has been scored in three of the last four meetings between the two.
- Newcastle have picked up just seven points at home all season.
- Manchester United have scored more goals on the road this season than Man City.