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- Newcastle have failed to score in six of their last 11 Premier League games.
- The injured Callum Wilson has scored 40% of Newcastle’s league goals this season.
- Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in four of their last six competitive matches.
Red Devils return to winning ways in style
Manchester United’s 4-0 demolition of Real Sociedad in Turin on Thursday brought a bit of swagger back to the Red Devils’ play, and they can use that to good effect against a Newcastle side lacking the bite to punish their rather soft back line.
The hosts have found themselves slipping of late, with just one win from five Premier League games allowing a chasm to open up between themselves and Manchester City at the top of the table. The title race is all but over, but with teams snapping at their heels there is no time to dwell on that disappointment.
However, that scintillating display in Turin, accompanied by a clean sheet, will do wonders for their confidence and despite their slipping form they are still unbeaten in six competitive games.
Wilson sorely missed by struggling Magpies
Newcastle, by contrast, have lost seven of their last nine Premier League matches and have won just twice since the middle of December. To make matters worse, they are without star striker Callum Wilson and it’s hard to see them halting their slide down the table any time soon.
Wilson has scored 40% of Newcastle’s top flight goals this season and his absence was sorely felt at Stamford Bridge last weekend as they failed to score against Chelsea. They have only scored in five of their last 11 league matches and, with Wilson now sidelined, their chances of finding the net look even slimmer.
Comfortable home win expected
Manchester United, for all their defensive calamities, do actually have a relatively good record when it comes to clean sheets. They have conceded in just two of their last six competitive games and, given Newcastle’s toothless nature, a Man Utd win to nil bet looks solid.
We’re also opting for another 2-0 defeat for the Magpies as our correct score prediction. They have conceded exactly two goals in four of their last six league games and have lost by that scoreline five times this season.
Manchester United injuries and team news
Paul Pogba is still sidelined for the hosts while Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek are all doubts. Lindelof is expected to return to the defensive line and Nemanja Matic could replace the doubtful McTominay in midfield.
Newcastle injuries and team news
Jamaal Lascelles returned to the lineup last time out but Federico Fernandez, Fabian Schar and Callum Wilson all remain sidelined. Jeff Hendrick could return after his suspension last weekend.
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