English Premier League
Saturday, January 3rd, 2019 1:30 AM IST
St James’ Park
Newcastle United +331 / Manchester United -199 / Draw +239
ESPN PREMIER LEAGUE Pick Manchester United vs Newcastle United
Its been a great new year for the fans all around the football world and after the celebrations its time to take a step ahead in Premier League Matchday with a new fixture at St. James’ Park between Newcastle and Manchester United. The Magpies will be the host and the Red devils will be visitors. Red Devils are no longer the same visitor as they were before. A new blend of attacking, quick and entertaining football, under Ole Gunnar is implemented at a great pace and results are astonishing as their main man Paul Pogba is back on the sheets with goals and assist. The Magpies side doesn’t look so danger at home, as the previous results suggest. Manchester United, with the current form will be looking for +3 points and will create pressure on the Gunners by removing some gap while, on the other side The Magpies will be looking to stay out of that relegation spot, as the gap isn’t much bigger on the table.
The Magpies, under the Rafa Benitez plays a defensive brand of football with attempting crossing from wide areas. They often got in trouble by their ‘playing in own half’ style of football. They will be going for a same 5-4-1 lineup as in previous matches against Watford(D), Liverpool(L) and Fulham(D). Rafa Benitez would be challenging the Reds with all what he has because the Red Devils would be with more aggressive football.
Clark (Injured), Lejeune (Injured), Darlow (Injured), Ki (International duty)
The Red Devils will be lining up same 4-2-3-1 formation with Martial and Lingard out wide and Pogba in a central free role behind Lukaku. This United team looking attacking due to the freedom that every player enjoys especially, the Frenchman Paul Pogba. Manchester united will be looking advantage of the Magpies on the counters but also be careful of them while attacking. The current form, they are having will be a plus point for them and the confidence they possess in the current time will help them to go chest-to-chest with a fixture like this.
Smalling (Injured), Bailly (Suspended), McTominay (Injured), Rojo (Injured),Sanchez (Injured), Rashford (Injured).
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Newcastle beat Manchester United 1-0 at St. James’ Park in the premier league last season
Under Mourinho; they haven’t won back to back home league games against the Red Devils since 1987
Manchester United have only lost one of their last 8 league games against Newcastle United (W5,D3).
Manchester United won their last 3 Premier League games.
Newcastle has won 0 in their last 3 PL games with 2 Draws and 1 Loss.
FREE ESPN PREMIER LEAGUE Prediction Newcastle United Vs Manchester United
Man Utd continue to impress under Solskjaer and their key players are clearly enjoying the freedom they now have. They are scoring goals for fun but they are still conceding at the back so this could be the 16th time in their last 17 league matches that both teams score.
Pick : Manchester United