Newcastle United v Manchester United Betting Tips: 2, 2019-01-02

Premier League Tips

Premier League
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Manchester United win
Bookmaker: Betfred
Odds: 1.62 (odds taken at 05:23 GMT, 02 Jan 2019)

Newcastle United prepare for the visit of a rejuvenated Manchester United at St James’ Park as the top flight action winds up this Wednesday night.

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Newcastle United Prediction

Newcastle United earned just two points from a possible 9 on offer during the festive period thanks to draws against Fulham and Watford in 0-0 and 1-1 stalemates, but this evening’s hosts also suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat away at Liverpool to leave Rafa Benitez’s side just three points above the bottom three.

Despite recording a 1-0 win away at bottom club Huddersfield Town this has been their only highlight of their last seven matches overall in the top flight. During this pretty ordinary seven match sequence, Newcastle have been handed defeats by West Ham, Wolves and Liverpool and have drawn with Everton, Fulham and Watford.

The Magpies’ home record stands at a below par 2-1-7 7/15 which has been hampered by a lack of goals at St James’ Park and they head into this clash on the back of three matches without a win on home turf, having scored 1 goal in these last three.

In addition, Newcastle have failed to score in 4 of their 10 home matches and have managed to score 2 goals or more just once which was against Bournemouth.

Manchester United Prediction

Since the departure of former manager, Jose Mourinho, Manchester United haven’t looked back as they’ve recorded three straight wins on the trot, and have done so in emphatic style as they’ve swept aside Cardiff City 5-1, Huddersfield Town 3-1 and Bournemouth 4-1.

Perhaps just as important is the fact that the likes of Paul Pogba (7 goals) who is no longer kicking his heels on the bench but is once again an integral part of the United outfit as he’s notched a brace in two of the last three matches.

Forwards Martial (8 goals), Lukaku (7 goals) and Rashford (5 goals) have also benefitted by a clean slate offered by new caretaker-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the visitors look like they’re enjoying their football once again.

This therefore spells trouble for a goal-shy Newcastle United outfit as Manchester United have scored 12 goals in their last three matches and look likely to outscore Rafa Benitez’s side here.

Betting Tips Verdict

Newcastle United have struggled to find the net even at home while Manchester United look a totally different side under Solskjaer – this looks like an away win here.

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