Newcastle – Manchester United 4th March Match Preview
This fixture has produced some of the most classic encounters in the English Premier League over the years, and it would usually see Manchester United coming out on top. Newcastle have won only 2 of their last 26 meetings, even if this one does seem like a decent enough chance for them to improve their stats as United’s form has not been that good, particularly away from home. They have won only 1 of their last 6 away games, whilst the Magpies will be on a high after their win over Aston Villa at the weekend. United have drawn more games (7) than any other team in the Premier League this season and a good home atmosphere could inspire Newcastle to get something out of this game. Jack Colback serves the second match of his two-game suspension and Massaido Haidara, who was stretchered off against Aston Villa, should still be able to figure in this match as manager John Carver remains positive that the defenders ongoing knee injury isn’t that serious, but Newcastle have no fewer than seven players unavailable through injury. Manchester’s Valdes, Jones and Shaw all missed the win over Sunderland for one reason or another but could return in this match. The absence of Robin van Persie proved to be beneficial for the Red Devils on the weekend as the partnership of the Dutchman and Falcao has looked anything but convincing so Wayne Rooney should get another opportunity in a more attacking role after scoring both goals at the weekend.
A football betting expert has United as favourites for this one but Newcastle’s fans just make the difference.
Our Probable Formations:
Newcastle (22.214.171.124) Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, Abeid, Sissoko, Gouffran, Pérez, Ameobi and Cissé.
Manchester United (126.96.36.199) De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Di Maria, Rooney, Young and Falcao.
BetAdvisor Top Tips:
The best betting prediction for Newcastle would be over 2.5 goals as this has been the case in 6 of their last 7 matches.
A good football pick for Man Utd would take into consideration that they have scored at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 13 away matches against Newcastle in all competitions.
Man Utd are undefeated in 24 of their last 26 matches against Newcastle in all competitions.