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Newcastle vs Manchester United Predictions

England Premier League | St James Park | 17th October
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Newcastle vs Manchester United predictions for Saturday’s Premier League tie at St James’ Park. Manchester United hope to bounce back from their humiliating defeat when they visit Newcastle in Saturday’s last Premier League fixture. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Both Teams To Score @ 3/4

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Draw 1-1 @ 15/2

Reason For Newcastle vs Manchester United Predictions

  • Both teams have scored in all three of Manchester United’s Premier League games this season.
  • Newcastle have scored in three of their four league games but have only kept one clean sheet.
  • Newcastle have averaged 1.5 goals per game this season, while Manchester United have averaged 1.6 goals per game.

Magpies show more signs of improvement

After winning their opener 2-0 at West Ham, Newcastle fans once against started to fear the worst as they slumped to a 3-0 thrashing at home to Brighton in gameweek two. However, by some miracle they have followed that with two very positive results.

They salvaged an unlikely and frankly undeserved 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur thanks to a late penalty, with that result meaning they had picked up four points and scored three goals despite having only had three shots on target all season.

The Magpies did improve on that record before the international break, hitting the target five times in a 3-1 win over the depleted Burnley. All in all, it’s looking surprisingly promising in the north east and the hosts will be quietly confident of securing a result on Saturday.

Morale slumps to new low at Old Trafford

Manchester United, meanwhile, saw their confidence ripped to shreds a couple of weeks ago as they were victims of a 6-1 mauling at home to Spurs. The fallout from that match includes reports of dressing room bust ups and managerial pressure.

That dismal evening at Old Trafford made it two defeats from three this season, and in all honesty the Red Devils were lucky to beat Brighton in their only Premier League win of the season.

Defensively they have looked shambolic, conceding 11 goals in three matches and, with captain Harry Maguire enduring another dismal outing for England in midweek, their defensive problems don’t look likely to improve at St James’ Park.

Defensive frailties to decide game

Both teams have scored in all three of their league games so far, while Newcastle have seen goals at both ends in their last two outings, making both teams to score an attractive option here.

We’re not expecting quite the same level of drama though. While Manchester United are torrid at the back, it’s important to remember that Newcastle have only managed eight shots on target all season. They have averaged 1.5 goals per game, and with Manchester United averaging 1.6 goals per game a 1-1 correct score prediction looks the best choice.

Newcastle injuries and team news

Martin Dubravka, Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie, Matthew Longstaff and Ciaran Clark all remain sidelined, but Jamaal Lascelles and Allan Saint-Maximin should have recovered in time after the international break.

Jamal Lewis is a major doubt after picking up an Achilles injury, meaning Paul Dummett may be in line for his first start of the season.

Manchester United injuries and team news

Anthony Martial is suspended after his red card against Spurs, while new signing Edinson Cavani is undergoing a period of self isolation so won’t make his Manchester United debut here.

Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are both out too, although the latter has finally returned to training and could be available to give the out-of-form Harry Maguire a break in the next couple of weeks.

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