EPL is in full swing and the heat will be on Sunday, October 6th, as two ‘Uniteds’ will lock their horns: Newcastle and Manchester. One of the top betting sites in Nigeria 22Bet offers their take on what might happen at St. James’ Park.
The pressure on both teams’ managers means that this should be an engaging fixture between two sides who both need to win. Manchester United will be looking to get a first win on the road this season, while Newcastle will be hoping to get the heavy defeat out of their system from last weekend.
Newcastle United fans are becoming increasingly frustrated with what is going on at their football club. The departure of Rafael Benitez left fans unsure about what the future may entail, but now it would seem that this season they will be locked in a relegation battle. Steve Bruce was furious with his players last weekend as he stated that they gave up when they went behind against Leicester City.
The Foxes weren’t in a forgiving mood and refused to take their foot off the gas. Their 5-0 win was the biggest defeat suffered by the Toon this season, and at the very least, fans will be expecting a better performance against United. Bruce will know that the pressure will be mounting, and they will need to win a second game of the season fairly soon. It could be a long season for the Geordie faithful, but a win on Sunday would be a step in the right direction.
This is simply a must-win game for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The United boss has accepted that the pressure is increasing, and a defeat against the Toon on Sunday could be a bridge too far for the Red Devils, who are currently languishing in the bottom half of the table. This is their worst start to a Premier League season ever, and fans are already accepting that a top-four finish looks impossible.
United could welcome back Anthony Martial for this fixture, and the Frenchman could fill the void of scoring goals. That has been United’s biggest issue so far this season as Marcus Rashford hasn’t stepped up. United will be hoping for a win, and the fans will be expecting at least a better performance than the recent 1-1 draw against Arsenal.
Head to Head
United holds the dominant record in this fixture having won on 86 occasions in the past. Newcastle have won on 42 occasions, and there have been 39 draws. The Red Devils won both fixtures last season, with a 2-0 win at St James’ Park in January being the most recent meeting. Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford scored the goals in that game.
Newcastle vs Manchester United Prediction
This is a difficult game to call because of the troubles that both sides have. However, United can’t afford to lose again, and another defeat could spell the end of Solskjaer. The Red Devils will win this, but it won’t be pretty.
Betting Tip: Manchester United to win. Make sure to bet on Premier League matches with 22Bet!