Manchester United v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th November 2017

Red Devils to land narrow win over the Magpies

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The powerful start that Manchester United made to the season has quickly passed them by and they are just searching to rediscover their best form at the moment. They have only taken the one win in their last four league games and have lost a bit of momentum. Newcastle though have slipped back to just the one win in their last six league games but they will have plenty of fight in them for such a big occasion.

Manchester United v Newcastle Betting Tips

Manchester United will be hoping to continue their fine home form in the top flight because they have suffered some pretty big wobbles away from home recently. Home and away they are just W1 D1 L2 in their last four league games, but the one win in that sequence of form did happen at home. It was a big result for them to as they took a 1-0 win over Tottenham. That leaves United with five wins from five Premier League home games this season and in that sequence, they have averaged exactly three goals per game and have not conceded yet at Old Trafford. On the back of that, Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 in the match returns a price of 8/11. After losing their last two away games, they need their home form to continue and under 2.5 goals at bet365, backing a comfortable clean sheet victory for the Reds is a price of 19/20.

Last Six Premier League Head to Head

Newcastle 3 – 3 Manchester United
Manchester United 0 – 0 Newcastle
Newcastle 0 – 1 Manchester United
Manchester United 3 – 1 Newcastle
Newcastle 0 – 4 Manchester United
Manchester United 0 – 1 Newcastle

Romelu Lukaku has failed to strike in any of his last four Premier League games, but he had a good time with Belgium in the intentional break so is looking sharp again. Lukaku is the 9/4 bet65 first goalscorer favourite and he is at 8/11 in the anytime goalscorer market with Marcus Rashford at the even money mark. 73% of Manchester United’s goals at home in the league this season have all come in the second half of matches and a Draw/Manchester United half time/full time wager brings a price of 13/5. There was a 0-0 draw the last time the Manchester United welcomed Newcastle to Old Trafford in the Premier League which was back in August 2015. They are W1 D1 L1 in their last three home games against the Magpies but are strong favourites to collect three points from this fixture.

Current League Form (most recent last)

Manchester United WWDLWL
Newcastle LDDWLL

Newcastle are sat in mid table at the moment, but there will be concerns about their current form. They have lost their last two league games and this isn’t an easy fixture in which to try and arrest that slump. The two defeats were both 1-0 fails against Burnley and Bournemouth, certainly not the toughest opposition that they will face this season. In the bet365 correct score market, a Manchester United 1-0 option is a 5/1 price with only a Manchester United 2-0 coming in at a shorter price of 9/2. Newcastle have only collected the one away win in the Premier League this season in a W1 D1 L3 record and because of that, it’s hard to see them winning this fixture. The Magpies have won just one of their last eight Premier League games against Manchester United in a W1 D2 L5 record. On top of that, Newcastle have shipped at least three goals in five of their last eight league contests against Manchester United as well.

A draw would be something of a win for them in this game after looking at all that. Only two players have made it past one goal for Newcastle this season and they are defender Jamaal Lascelles who is a doubt for this one, and Joselu. Joselu is a 4/1 anytime goalscorer option for the Magpies in this one, with Dwight Gayle at 10/3. The Magpies collectively have only scored three goals in five away games this season but at the back, they haven’t been all that bad really having conceded an average of a goal per game on their travels. In their other games against top four opposition this season, they lost at home against Tottenham and played out a 1-1 home draw with Liverpool. Four of their five defeats this season have been by a 1-0 scoreline which suggests that they aren’t going to get routed at Old Trafford. A Manchester United to win by a one goal margin at bet365 is a 5/2 option.

Manchester United v Newcastle Betting Odds

Man Utd 1/4, Draw 9/2, Newcastle 11/1

Manchester United v Newcastle Predictions

Manchester United to win: It is hard to see Newcastle taking the win in their current form, so the Red Devils look value to pick up the three points on offer. But they will likely have to work very hard for it and the game will probably drift under 2.5 goals. Manchester United to win to nil looks appealing.