Manchester United vs Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th December 2019

Red Devils to shake off Watford defeat by beating the Magpies

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Manchester United vs Newcastle Betting Tips – Premier League, 26th December 3.00 pm

After running along in some good unbeaten form, Manchester United churned out one of those dreadful performances which they seem prone to doing now and again. The Red Devils suffered a shock away defeat at the bottom side, Watford. Newcastle meanwhile picked up their third win in their last four games as they snatched a narrow success over Crystal Palace. Read our predictions for Manchester United vs Newcastle.

Manchester United vs Newcastle Betting Odds*

Manchester United 1/3
Draw 17/4
Newcastle 15/2

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Manchester United vs Newcastle Live Stats & Betting Odds

Manchester United News and Form – Can Man Utd beat Newcastle?

Manchester United had a poor afternoon away at bottom side Watford on Sunday. They suffered a 2-0 loss, which snapped a six-match undefeated streak of league form that they had been on (W3 D3). So that was something of a rude awakening. Back at Old Trafford, they have earned a W4 D4 L1 record and they are undefeated in their last six on home soil. The Red Devils have averaged 1.8 goals per home game this season, but they have been struggling defensively lately. United have averaged 1 goal per game against them at Old Trafford.

First Goalscorer Marcus Rashford


But they are without a clean sheet in six league home games. Home and away combined there hasn’t been one from them in any of their last thirteen now. Manchester United have hit the back of the net in all nine league home games this season. They are very hit and miss. One minute they are pulling off an away win over their rivals Manchester City, the next they are crashing tamely at the bottom side. Manchester United have been leading at half time in just one of their last six league games. They have opened the scoring in 6 of 9 at Old Trafford.

Manchester United vs Newcastle Head to Head

Newcastle earned a 1-0 home win over Man Utd in October
The two have traded two wins each in the last four meetings
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last four home games against Newcastle
Both teams have scored in 3 of the last 8


Key-Facts – Manchester United vs Newcastle

  • Manchester United lost at Watford on the weekend
  • Newcastle average under a goal per away game this season
  • The Red Devils have no clean sheet in 13 league games


Newcastle News and Form – Can Newcastle win at Manchester United?

The Magpies earned a 1-0 home success over Crystal Palace on the weekend. That was their third win in their last four games (L1). Out on their top-flight travels this season Newcastle have taken a W3 L6 record from their nine games. They have lost two of their last three away from St James’ Park (W1). The two defeats that Newcastle suffered in that sequence, they failed to hit the back of the net in. There has been a notable lack of goal scoring from Newcastle on the road this season.

They have produced just 8 in their 9 away games. While they have been very tight defensively on home soil, Steve Bruce’s men have conceded at an average of 1.9 goals per away game. Newcastle have alternated between a loss and a win in each of their last five road fixtures, so a win would be next if it continues. Six of the seven wins that Newcastle have recorded this season have been by a one-goal margin. Four of their seven losses have been by a margin of at least two goals. Only Crystal Palace and Watford have scored fewer league goals than Newcastle this season.

Manchester United vs Newcastle Tips & Odds

Man Utd to win to nil at 11/10
Under 2.5 goals at 6/5

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 21st, 2019 at 3:52 p.m.)

Manchester United vs Newcastle Predictions

Manchester United to win: The Red Devils have been handling themselves well enough at Old Trafford recently, to suggest that they can collect three points for themselves. Newcastle produced another good three home points for themselves on the weekend but may come up short at Old Trafford.