Match: Newcastle United vs Manchester United
Competition: England – Premier League
Time / Date: 22:00h / 1 January 2018
Venue: St. James Park (Newcastle)
Newcastle United vs Manchester United Match Preview
It was an inconsistent finish to 2018 for Newcastle United, ending with just one victory in seven league matches (W1, D3, L3). But, all four of their wins this term have come in their last ten matches (W4, D3, L3) – marking 83% of their total points (15 of 18).
At home, the Magpies persist winless in three (D1, L2) and have dropped 70% of their home matches (seven of ten). In the ‘home’ index, Newcastle have the second-worst points score (seven) and have counted fewer goals (seven) than all but two teams. Still their overall goals tally (15) is bettered by all sides bar one.
“Red Devils” are flying under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, converting three consecutive league matches to wins for the first time since April (W5). They have netted 12 goals through this run and survive the league’s fifth-best scoring side (41).
However, they also have the poorest defence amongst the top-ten clubs (32 conceded) and have kept a joint-league-low two clean sheets this winter. No surprise then that each of their last seven league games seen over 3.5 goals, as did seven of their ten visits this season
Newcastle United vs Manchester United Head-to-head (H2H)
Newcastle United vs Manchester United Prediction
Like already we said, Ole’s team like to concede and to score lots of goals. Their form is very good and that is why, they should win this one. After all is better to bet on goals here. Seven of Newcastle’s ten PL home matches have been decided by a one-goal margin, with five ending 2-1.
Newcastle United vs Manchester United Betting Tips
- United to win with odds 2.00
- Over 2.5 match goals with 1.75 odds