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Newcastle United vs Manchester United

by Larry Uriri on Premier League

After selling, Yohan Cabaye, Newcastle have experienced a sudden dip in form. Their football is so bad, that they’ve won just four of their 14 games this year. Newcastle have lost their last two games, conceding seven goals. First, they were beaten by Everton 3-0 and then Southampton defeated them 4-0 at St Mary’s. 

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After that game Alan Pardew, Newcastle manager has said that his side is ‘not good enough’. This season they have even lost 4-0 to Tottenham. In fact, they’ve won only two games at home from their last eight encounters at St James’ Park.

Best away record in the league

Meanwhile, believe it or not, Manchester United have the best away record in the league. They are weak when they need to control games in the usual ways – possession, creating chances, one-twos, but David Moyes’ side know their business in defending deep and counter-attacking.

That was the way they’ve played in a 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich. Although it is not a very good result when it comes to advancing into latter stages, but drawing the best team in club football can be a proud achievement even if Manchester played the most defensive way you can imagine. They’ve had just 26% of possession and completed just 193 passes but they’ve showed discipline, courage and proper mentality. David Moyes has bought himself some time.

Injuries and rotation

Manchester will probably be tired after their game against Bayern so Moyes might be trying to rotate his squad a bit in order to keep his players fit for reverse fixture on Wednesday. Newcastle have not played in midweek, but either way they don’t look like a favourite on Saturday.

Alan Pardew will be without some of his key players this season. Moussa Sissoko is out of because of thigh injury. Loic Remy, Tim Krul and Mathieu Debuchy are also unavailable. Robin van Persie will definitely not play on Saturday, and Manchester’s defence duo Chris Smalling and Johny Evans are in doubt.

This fixture in December was one of the games that defined United’s season. Yohan Cabaye scored the only goal for Newcastle and Manchester fans began to doubt that David Moyes is the right man to bring success to Old Trafford. It was Newcastle’s first win in Manchester since 1972.

Recent stats

Newcastle United have won 7, drawn 3 and lost 6 of their last 16 home games, scoring an average of 1.19 goals and conceding 1.47 in their last 16 games.

Newcastle United have won 1 and drawn 1 in their last 3 home meetings with Manchester United.

Manchester United have won 9, drawn 3 and lost 4 of their last 16 away games, scoring an average of 1.63 goals and conceding 1.19 in their last 16 games.

BETEGY suggestions

There’s a 42% chance of Manchester winning this game with the most probable scoreline being a 2-0 win for the away team. The best odds on The Red Devils winning can be found at William Hill (2.0). BETEGY also thinks that we might see more than 2.5 goals at St James’ Stadium on Saturday (57% chance). The best odds on over 2.5 goals can be found at Titanbet (1.85).

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