Man United, Newcastle Competing for UEFA Competition

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Man United Breaking Unwanted Records

This has been a Manchester United season to forget. They’ve conceded 82 goals, in all competitions, their worst total for 53 years. United are currently in eighth place in the EPL and are on course to miss out on European competition entirely. On Wednesday, injury-stricken Man United take on sixth-placed Newcastle, who are three points ahead of the Red Devils. We’ll cover the Manchester United vs Newcastle odds as both sides look for all three points.

Manchester United vs Newcastle

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Location: Old Trafford, Manchester, England

Man United vs Newcastle Head-to-Head

Newcastle have been the better side in this fixture over the last couple of seasons. The Magpies are unbeaten in the last four Premier League fixtures between these teams and have won the last three, in all competitions. Most recently, Anthony Gordon scored the game’s only goal as Newcastle defeated United 1-0 in the EPL reverse fixture. The Manchester United vs Newcastle odds listed the Magpies as +105 pregame favorites. Newcastle also picked up a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford in the fourth round of this season’s EFL Cup. United have won just one of their last six matches vs. Newcastle.

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Newcastle Would Finish Ahead of United With Win

Newcastle United don’t have an injury list quite as long as Manchester United’s but it is lengthy, nonetheless. Six players missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw vs. Brighton and at least four of them will remain sidelined on Wednesday. Matt Targett and Lewis Miley are listed as doubtful. Meanwhile, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Jamaal Lascelles and Joe Willock are all out for Newcastle’s last two matches of the season.

The Magpies looked the more likely team to grab a winner on Saturday but they weren’t able to grab it. Brighton struck first, while Sean Longstaff equalized off an Elliot Anderson cross. Alexander Isak wasn’t on the scoresheet for the Magpies but he does have five goals in the last five Newcastle fixtures. The Swedish striker ranks third in the league, with 20 goals.

If Newcastle win this match, the lowest they can finish in the Premier League table is seventh place. Unless Manchester United defeat Man City in the FA Cup final, that would be enough for the Magpies to qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League. It’s quite remarkable that Newcastle are in contention for UEFA competition given how dire their injury situation has been this campaign. Regardless, they’ve lost just one of their last eight games.

Manchester United in Disarray

Sunday’s match vs Arsenal was a strange one for Manchester United. Arsenal were expected to steamroll United but ended up sitting back and letting United have time and space on the ball. Arsenal still got the game’s only goal, thanks to some truly awful defensive positioning from Casemiro. Casemiro is not a center back by trade but he’s had to fill in due to injuries to five first team center backs.

Mason Mount, Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Tyrell Malacia all missed the match vs Arsenal. It looks like Fernandes and Rashford are the only two that are in contention to return on Wednesday.

It’s been a brutal season for United, who have picked up just 54 points. The Manchester United standings also show a negative goal difference. Their lowest point total ever in the EPL is 58, which was set two seasons ago. Meanwhile, they haven’t posted a negative goal difference since 1990. United have won just one of their last eight EPL games and Wednesday could end up being another struggle.

Man United vs Newcastle Match Analysis & Odds

Given Manchester United’s recent form, their injury situation and their lack of leadership, it’s unsurprising they are home underdogs for a second straight match. The Manchester United vs Newcastle odds price United at +165 odds and Newcastle at +135. Newcastle have won two of their last three road matches but are only 5-2-10 away from home this season.

Newcastle also have their share of defensive injuries but Man United’s offense has looked toothless as of late. United have scored just one goal in their last three games and don’t have a go-to guy when Fernandes is out. Even if Rashford can play, he’s had a highly disappointing campaign, with just seven goals.

Bettors can back Man United pk at +110 or Newcastle pk at -130. A draw (+305) would keep Newcastle on pace for a Europa League spot if Chelsea draw or lose to Brighton on Wednesday. If Newcastle choose to play an attacking game, this could be a shootout and the Magpies have scored ten times in their last three. Still, under 3.5, 4 goals are priced at -120 odds.


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