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Newcastle v Man United Betting Tips: Can the Magpies spoil the party?

| 02.01.2019

Odds and preview ahead of midweek Prem clash

Man United have been going along like an express train since the interim appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager.

The Red Devils have bagged 12 goals in their last three Premier League games. But can they do it on the road?

Newcastle are scrapping for their lives and could make this a difficult trip. Catch all the action from 8:00pm on Sky Sports Premier League or Sky Sports Main Event.


Throwing it back to the start of the Premier League era in 1993 and through into the noughties, this fixture has been a must-watch game.

There was Newcastle’s 5-0 demolition job in 1996 and then Man United’s 5-1 payback in 1999.

The Red Devils’ 5-3 win at Old Trafford in 2002 arguably remains one of the most entertaining matches the Premier League has ever seen.

Despite Matt Ritchie’s match-winner at St James’ Park last season Man United have dominated this fixture. They’ve haven’t lost in seven of the last eight meetings between the pair dating back to December 2013.

Likely XIs

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Paul Pogba has been in irresistible form since Solskjaer took charge and should keep his place in the number 10 role.

However, we could see Romelu Lukaku step into the starting eleven with Marcus Rashford an injury doubt.

Eric Bailly’s red card against Bournemouth will mean Phil Jones should fill in at centre-back.

Fred, Juan Mata and Diogo Dalot will all be ready if Solskjaer rotates.

Newcastle defender Federico Fernandez is out but Christian Atsu should retain his place alongside Salomon Rondon.

Jonjo Shelvey could make his first start since November 2nd after making his comeback against Watford.

Key Battles

Magpies skipper Jamaal Lascelles will be charged with stopping a refreshed attacking trio of Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Lukaku.

However, at the other end of the pitch Ayoze Perez and Rondon could be a real threat up front.

Rondon has been protected by boss Rafael Benitez this season. But the Venezuelan will be champing at the bit to make his mark tonight.

Matt Ritchie has been a thorn in United’s side in recent times. The Scottish winger’s dead-ball delivery will be one to watch.

Match Odds

Newcastle to bag a second-successive home win over Man United is at 24/5. The Red Devils are at 6/10 for victory.

The draw comes in at 3/1.

Pogba to score a third-straight brace in as many matches is 15/2. Martial has looked one of United’s best players this season and the French striker is 13/8 to bag anytime.

The Toon will look to Ritchie at 9/2 and Rondon at 5/2 anytime or Yoshinori Muto who is 9/1 to score last.

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Charlie Dear