Newcastle vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Newcastle vs Manchester United prediction: Newcastle 0-2 Manchester United

Manchester United will be looking to make it four wins out of four under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils have scored 12 goals in three matches since the Norwegian took over, but they have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last eight games.

Newcastle are without a win in their last three games at St. James’ Park.

Newcastle vs Manchester United: Who will win?

Manchester United are 3/5 favourites to make it four wins on the spin. Newcastle are 5/1 to win the game while the draw is priced at 16/5.

Only Crystal Palace and Huddersfield have scored fewer goals at home than Newcastle this season. Back Man United to win with a clean sheet at 15/8.

After scoring off the bench last time out, Romelu Lukaku will be hopeful of scoring his eighth goal of the campaign. Lukaku is 4/1 to open the scoring and 11/10 to net anytime.

Newcastle vs Manchester United Premier League match preview

Manchester United begin 2019 with an away trip to Newcastle on Wednesday night.

The Red Devils look rejuvenated under their new manager and have closed the gap on Arsenal to just three points since his appointment, before this gameweek.

United beat Bournemouth 4-1 last time out with goals from Paul Pogba (2), Marcus Rashford and Lukaku. Nathan Ake scored a consolation goal for the visitors. Eric Bailly was sent off late on for a rash challenge. Pogba has now scored four in his last two games.

Despite their recent form, United still find themselves eight points off of the top four.

Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle side held Watford to a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Salomon Rondon continued his fine form to give the visitors a lead before Abdoulaye Doucoure equalised for Watford. Newcastle have won just one of their last seven.

Man United were 3-2 winners in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford back in October. Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto had given Newcastle a shock two-goal lead in the opening 10 minutes but Manchester United completed the comeback with second-half goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.

Newcastle and Manchester United have met 47 times in the Premier League, with Newcastle winning just six of those meetings. Manchester United have won 27, including two of the last three.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 09: Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United and referee Mike Dean is discussion during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St. James Park on December 9, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle team news vs Manchester United

Federico Fernandez will miss out with a hip injury as Newcastle are set to field three central defenders. Fernandez’s absence should see Fabian Schar play alongside Paul Dummett and Jamaal Lascelles.

Ciaran Clark faces a late fitness test following an ankle problem. Florian Lejeune is targeting his comeback in next weekend’s FA Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers.

Ki Sung-Yeung is away on international duty at the Asian Cup. Isaac Hayden could partner Mo Diame in midfield as Jonjo Shelvey appears to be out of favour. Muto is also away at the tournament.

Backup goalkeeper Karl Darlow is out with an elbow injury.

Manchester United team news vs Newcastle

Solskjaer has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez will be in Wednesday’s squad and could feature from the bench.

Marcus Rashford was forced off with a tight groin last time out so Romelu Lukaku is expected to lead the line.

Eric Bailly is suspended following his sending off against Bournemouth. Phil Jones is likely to partner Victor Lindelof in the heart of defence as Marcos Rojo remains sidelined through injury.

Matteo Darmian is available and provides an alternate option at the back.

Chris Smalling and Scott McTominay remain sidelined.

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Predicted Newcastle XI vs Manchester United

Predicted Newcastle XI vs Manchester United

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