Kick-off: 2000, 02/01/2019
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: Sky Sports
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enjoyed a dream start to his reign as Manchester United manager but visiting Newcastle could prove his toughest test to date.
The Magpies have only lost one of their last four Premier League fixtures – and that was when taking on leaders Liverpool at Anfield.
Rafael Benitez will set his side up to be hard to break down and 27/20 for the hosts to avoid defeat is our first Newcastle vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Salomon Rondon’s 29th-minute header looked like being enough to earn Newcastle three important points at Watford, only for Abdoulaye Doucoure to rescue a 1-1 draw for the Hornets late on.
“It’s disappointing not to hold out and pick up the three points, but we have to be positive and move on to the next game,” defender Paul Dummett told the club website.
“Last season, we beat Manchester United (in February) and went on a bit of a run after that, so hopefully we can achieve the same this season.
“They’ve got a new manager and they’ve won a few games, so their confidence will be high.
“But I think Manchester United have always found it hard playing at St James’ Park against us.”
The Magpies raced into a two-goal lead in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in October before succumbing to a United comeback to lose 3-2.
Ayoze Perez is the kind of nippy forward who can cause the Red Devils problems, so 3/1 for him to score at anytime takes the eye from the Newcastle vs Man Utd odds.
Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Dummett, Lascelles, Fernandez, Yedlin, Diame, Ritchie, Hayden, Atsu, Rondon, Perez.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
Solskjaer’s arrival has been like a breath of fresh air at United and they made it nine points and 12 goals in three games when brushing aside Bournemouth 4-1 on Sunday.
With the shackles now well and truly off, Paul Pogba bagged a brace for the second successive match, before Marcus Rashford and replacement Romelu Lukaku also netted.
Jesse Lingard said of Pogba: “He’s enjoying his football. He’s playing in the role he likes to play in, just inside off the left.
“He has the freedom to make things happen. He has always got forward in that position and scored goals.
“Ole has helped him 100 per cent. He has given him the confidence and licence to be free and play his game and do what we know he can do.
“I can definitely, definitely see the Paul I used to know. I have seen him playing through the ranks and he is back to that player, the player we know.”
However, this could be a different kind of fixture to those last three open encounters and the visitors may have to adopt a more disciplined approach.
We reckon 29/4 for a 1-1 draw is worth adding to our Newcastle vs Man Utd betting tips.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Bailly, Young, Shaw, Pogba, Lingard, Herrera, Matic, Rashford, Martial.
Watford 1-1 NEWCASTLE – Solomon Rondon
MAN UTD 4-1 Bournemouth – Paul Pogba (2), Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku
Head-to-head: Man Utd 3-2 Newcastle, Newcastle 1-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 4-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 3-3 Man Utd, Man Utd 0-0 Newcastle
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