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Manchester United vs Newcastle Prediction & Match Preview

 

Manchester United vs Newcastle Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester United vs Newcastle
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21 February 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.

After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with WBA, Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they host Newcastle United at their Old Trafford on Sunday evening. 

The Red Devils aim to melt Man City’s advantage in the Premier League standings, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Magpies. 

Since Paul Pogba should be the only absentee in the home team, we are tempted to put our money on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s charges.

Newcastle United, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with the team remaining in the danger zone. 

Seeing that the Magpies are not regarded as good travellers, we are tempted to put our money on the title-chasing hosts. It has to be noted that key attacker Callum Wilson remains in the recovery room.

Manchester United vs Newcastle: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Manchester United Newcastle United played so far 41 matches.
Manchester United won 27 direct matches. Newcastle United won 6 matches. 8 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.49 goals per Match.

Manchester United vs Newcastle Prediction

Manchester United in actual season average scored 2.11 goals per match. In 12 (63.16%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (57.89%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Newcastle United average scored 1.25 goals per match in season 2021. In 15 (93.75%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (25.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Paul Pogba remains sidelined for United, while Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani will be assessed after sitting out the Sociedad match with muscular problems.

Scott McTominay is another who is expected to miss out after aggravating a knock in midweek, but Solskjaer still has a few options to choose from in the holding midfield position.

After making his debut on Thursday, Amad Diallo will be pushing for a first Premier League appearance, though Mason Greenwood and Rashford are more likely to get the nod in the wide areas here.

Rashford has been involved in six goals in his six Premier League appearances against Newcastle (three goals, three assists), scoring one and assisting two in Man United's 4-1 win in the reverse fixture.

As for Newcastle, Wilson's absence will likely mean Dwight Gayle and Allan Saint-Maximin linking up in attack, with Miguel Almiron playing just off the pair.

Jamaal Lascelles made his return from injury against Chelsea last weekend, while Jeff Hendrick is back from suspension on Sunday, but this game will come too soon for Federico Fernandez.

Ryan Fraser, Sean Longstaff and Joelinton are among those pushing for recalls to the side.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani

Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Darlow; Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis; Willock, Hayden, Shelvey; Almiron, Gayle, Saint-Maximin


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