Fallen heroes, Manchester United will be hoping to salvage their image when they travel to St James’ Park to face off with Newcastle United. The Red Devils have found it hard to win of late and they are likely to experience the same thing on Sunday 6th October 2019 in their matchday 8. This match is scheduled to start at 16:30 GMT.
Newcastle United had a slow start to the season and is unlikely to withstand yet another premier league survival this season. The Magpies have found their seats in the relegation zone ahead of the Manchester United visit at their St James’ Park. They suffered a heavy 5-0 loss to Leicester City last weekend which saw Isaac Hayden being send-off due to foul play which puts them in a precarious position against Red Devils.
On the other hand, the ailing Manchester United has found it hard to salvage their image. At number 10, this is one of their last positions for a long time at the wee stages of the premier league. Despite their first-half 1-0 lead against Arsenal in their last Premier League action, they failed to defend the goal than losing two crucial points in their 1-1 draw final draw.
Despite their less than average performance, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops are more than capable of yet dooming the hopes of Newcastle United of surviving the premier league. Manchester United will be traveling without Marcus Rashford who is still nursing his injury, but this does not diminish their chances of beating the disoriented Magpies. It is therefore of great value to put our money for the travelers to win.
Newcastle United vs. Manchester United Head to Head
Teams Newcastle United and Manchester United have historically faced each other a record 38 times. Of the matches played, Manchester has won the majority at 25 matches while Newcastle United has managed 5 wins. 8 of their meetings ended in a draw. Here is a look into the two sides’ 8 most recent meetings and how each faired in terms of scores:
- Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester United
- Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle United
- Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester United
- Manchester United, 4-1 Newcastle United
- Newcastle United 3-3 Manchester United
- Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle United
- Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester United
- Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United
The injury-dominated Newcastle United will play without their key player Isaac Hayden who is serving a 3-match ban. Others who will miss the Sunday fixture include; Allan Saint-Maximin, Jonjo Shelvey, Jetro Willems, Fabian Schar and Dwight Gayle who are all nursing various injuries. However, Robert Elliot, Andrew Carrol, Florian Lejeune, DeAndre Yedlin, and Matt Ritchie will have nursed their injuries are ready to defend their team’s glory.
Likewise, the injury dominated Manchester United will kiss the services of Marcus Rashford, Eric Bailly Bertrand, Anthony Martial, and Phil Jones. Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba are also doubtful.
Prediction and Odds
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Both teams meet at their slowest time of the season with Newcastle United at the relegation zone while Manchester United dividing the table in half. However, despite being at their lowest moment of the season and recent history, Manchester United is better poised as opposed to Newcastle United. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Manchester United to win
- Both teams to score
- Over 2.5 goals on fulltime