Despite finishing eighth in the table, Man Utd hasn’t been playing at their best in the Premier League this year. In their ten league games, the Red Devils have won five, lost five, and were defeated 3-0 by rival Manchester City this past weekend. In all competitions, it was their fourth home loss of the year; they had lost three in the league and one in the Champions League. However, a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup third round secured this matchup.
In contrast, Newcastle has won seven of their last eight home games following a three-game losing run at the beginning of the season.
With a 1-0 home loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last week, the team’s eight-game winning streak across all competitions came to an end. The Magpies have now gone two games without a win after drawing with Wolves over the weekend. Nevertheless, after eliminating Man City in the third round, they will be thinking positively about their EFL Cup campaign. Can they get revenge on the team that eliminated them from the EFL Cup final the previous year?
The numbers that support our Man United vs. Newcastle predictions:
At least one of these teams has kept a clean sheet in each of the last three matches.
In their most recent match in April, Newcastle defeated Manchester United 2-0.
Callum Wilson scored in that game, as he did the previous Saturday against Crystal Palace.
Newcastle has won seven of their domestic games.
Four of Man Utd’s previous seven home games have ended in losses.
Man Utd is hoping Casemiro and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are available to play this week.
It is anticipated that Alexander Isak will return following the international break, although Sven Botman’s return date is yet undetermined.
United versus Newcastle head-to-head record:
Newcastle 2-0 on April 2, 2023 Premier League – Man Utd – 26 February 2023 – Man Utd 2-0 Newcastle – EFL Cup Final – Manchester United 0-0 – October 16, 2022 Premier League – Newcastle 27 December 2021 – Newcastle 1-0 Man United 4-1 Premier League, September 11, 2021 The Premier League’s Newcastle
In their past eight games with Manchester United, Newcastle has only triumphed once, and that came back in April.