Theatre of Dreams?
Old Trafford, Manchester United’s stadium, is also known as the Theatre of Dreams. Nevertheless, the Red Devils have had a rough start to the season, losing two of their five home games so far. With Cristiano Ronaldo back in the starting lineup, it looks like things are starting to change, but losing to Newcastle would turn Old Trafford into the Theatre of Nightmares once again.
The Magpies are sixth, only one point behind the Red Devils, and have four straight games without losing. According to the soccer odds, their chances aren’t good, but they have already put up a good fight against two other English Premier League powerhouses.
Let’s check the latest Premier league odds, stats, injury reports, and Premier league lines for Manchester United vs Newcastle. We’ve plenty of Premier league betting odds for you to consider.
Manchester United: Regaining Confidence
At the beginning of the month, Manchester United was humiliated by Manchester City. The Red Devils lost 6-3 at Etihad Stadium. Anthony Martial scored two goals in the last seven minutes of the game. In other words, when the Citizens didn’t care anymore.
Anyway, after that embarrassing result, the Red Devils have been regaining more and more confidence each week. Last Thursday, they defeated Omonia 1-0 in the UEFA Europa League. Despite the low scoring, they took 34 shots in total, 13 on target, so creating chances wasn’t the problem.
Domestically, they defeated Everton 2-1 in their last contest. They had to come from behind as Alex Iwobi scored for the Toffees only five minutes into the game. The Red Devils evened the score 10 minutes later thanks to Antony, while Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the deal before the end of the first half.
Precisely, Antony and Ronaldo are the main reasons for you to consider including the Red Devils (Ev) in your soccer picks. The Brazilian has been sensational since his arrival after some contract disputes with Ajax. He has scored three goals in the same number of games. As for Ronaldo, well, he’s Ronaldo, and it seems like head coach Erik ten Hag is finally understanding that.
Newcastle: Finally Meeting Expectations
Last season, Newcastle attracted a lot of attention after being bought by a very powerful consortium. Nevertheless, the Magpies barely avoided being relegated to the Championship.
This season, things have been considerably different. They’ve only lost one game (3-5-1), have scored 17 goals, and allowed nine. No other team in the league has allowed less than them. In fact, Arsenal, the team atop the standings, has allowed 10.
Most recently, they defeated Fulham 4-1 and Brentford 5-1. Miguel Almiron scored two goals against Fulham and one against Brentford. Overall, he has scored four goals, enough to be the team’s top scorer. He’s followed by Callum Wilson with three.
As mentioned before, the Magpies already faced two EPL powerhouses. First, they drew 3-3 to Manchester City. At one point, they were up 3-1. Later, they collided with Liverpool and lost 2-1. The Reds won thanks to a goal scored by Fabio Carvalho in the 98th minute.
Like Antony for Manchester United, Alexander Isak has been sensational for Newcastle since his arrival. The Swedish, who used to play for Real Sociedad, has scored two goals. Such a strong attacking unit is more than enough to consider the visitors a tempting betting online underdog, especially at +275.
Manchester United vs Newcastle Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 173
- Manchester United Victories: 90 (343 goals)
- Newcastle Victories: 43 (243 goals)
- Draws: 40
Last season, the Red Devils crushed the Magpies at Old Trafford. They ended up winning 4-1, with Cristiano Ronaldo as the Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard also scored.
Later, they drew 1-1 at St. James Park. Allan Saint-Maximin scored the opener for the home side only seven minutes into the game, while Edinson Cavani scored the equalizer in the second half.
Keep in mind that Manchester United has outscored Newcastle 25 to 10 in their last 10 meetings.
Manchester United vs Newcastle Match Information
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 16th
- Time: 9 a.m. ET
- Location: Old Trafford, Manchester
- Manchester United vs Newcastle Live Stream: fuboTV
Manchester United vs Newcastle Betting Lines
Manchester United vs Newcastle Prediction
On paper, Manchester United is the better team. The problem is that the Red Devils are a very emotional team, meaning they can break at any time. Midweek, they suffered more than expected to defeat Omonia, a team from Cyprus that’s not even in the top five of its league.
Newcastle is much better than that and will make the Red Devils suffer. Therefore, my recommendation is to include the draw in your online gambling ticket. The Magpies only lost one of their last five road games.
Score Prediction: Manchester United 1, Newcastle 1
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Manchester United vs Newcastle Match Detail