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Newcastle United vs Manchester United 

December 2, 10:00 p.m EDT

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Newcastle vs Manchester United, and what might be surprising to most is that the Red Devils are far from favourites. Newcastle might be a newcomer in the Premier League elite, and it did make rounds following its takeover by the Saudis, with a net worth superior to the UAE-based owners of Manchester City. But despite that, Newcastle has not splashed enormous amounts of money. Instead, they gradually improved their base, purchasing players like Isak, Gordon and Joelinton. 

The turmoil Erik ten Hag has been going through, specifically in light of the current performances and results, means that the club’s instability has been reflected in their games. Manchester United already bowed down to Newcastle in the EFL Cup just a month ago (3-0 defeat), and this weekend’s game is hardly any different, given the injuries Manchester United is struggling with. 

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Newcastle United vs Manchester United Prediction, Odds

A crucial fixture is on the horizon, with Newcastle set to host Manchester United. Manchester United is 6th in the Premier League table with 24 points, while Newcastle follows suit in 7th place with only one point separating both teams.

4. Aston Villa – 28 points

5. Tottenham Hotspur – 26 points

6. Manchester United – 24 points

7. Newcastle United – 23 points

8. Brighton & Hove Albion – 22 points

Erik ten Hag’s men could not find victory in Turkey against Galatasaray (3-3), while Newcastle drew in a less dramatic performance against PSG (1-1). 

Without Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro, Manchester United is extremely vulnerable defensively. Opponents too easily dominate Manchester United’s “zone 14” and regularly exploit the space behind the defenders. Last season, Martinez and Casemiro were the main players in creating the high-pressing game that is so important for Ten Hag. In their absence, this pressing mechanism simply fails to function effectively.

 In terms of expected goals conceded, Manchester United is one of the worst teams in the Premier League.

On top of that, Andre Onana is too unstable, which is why Manchester United often concede unnecessary goals. Although Onana sometimes makes incredible saves, his mistakes have repeatedly led to Manchester City’s failures.

Newcastle, who has everything in order with their offence, especially in home matches, could take advantage of Manchester United’s problems very well. The only thing that could hinder Newcastle is the tightness of the calendar and the lack of squad rotation. After tough matches against Chelsea and PSG, it is far from certain that Newcastle will be able to show their trademark high intensity.

Newcastle United vs Manchester United Betting Tip

Anthony Gordon has emerged as the season’s surprise transfer success, adeptly stepping up his goalscoring responsibilities in Isak’s absence. Furthermore, he’s already amassed five goals and three assists throughout the season in the Premier League

Additionally, Manchester’s vulnerabilities play into Newcastle’s hand as they are adept at pressing and capitalizing on their opponent’s mistakes. The Maguire-Lindelöf duo at the back has proven to be leaky, letting in too much space. 

To add insult to injury, Casemiro’s absence at the base of the double pivot has necessitated Scott McTominay to accompany Mainoo. However, Mainoo’s strengths aren’t particularly well-suited for midfield play’s initial phase. This shortcoming has become evident in high-pressure situations, such as the recent match against Galatasaray. Newcastle is expected to take advantage of the situation and overturn the score fairly quickly. 

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