Newcastle United have a huge opportunity at home on Sunday when they host Manchester United in an English Premier League match at St. James' Park. The Magpies (12-11-3) can overtake Man United (15-5-6) in the Premier League table if they can grab a victory. They also are looking to exact revenge for a 2-0 loss to the Red Devils in the League Cup final in February. Newcastle are in fifth place, three points behind third-place United, with Tottenham fourth before they visit Everton on Monday. The Magpies snapped a four-match winless slide with consecutive league victories before the international break. Manchester United have a loss and a draw in their two EPL matches since Feb. 19, but they have won six other games since then.
Kickoff in Newcastle, England is set for 11:30 a.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Magpies as +135 favorites (risk $100 to win $135) in its latest Newcastle vs. Manchester United odds. Man United are +195 underdogs, a draw is priced at +235 and the over/under for total match goals is set at 2.5. Before locking in any Manchester United vs. Newcastle picks, you need to see the English Premier League predictions from proven soccer insider Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Green is up +3.02 units on his SportsLine soccer picks since the World Cup.
Now, Green has broken down the Newcastle vs. Man U matchup from every angle. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Man U vs. Newcastle:
- Manchester United vs. Newcastle money line: Newcastle +135, United +195, Draw +235
- Manchester United vs. Newcastle over/under: 2.5 goals
- Manchester United vs. Newcastle spread: Newcastle -0.5 (+140)
- Newcastle: They have posted seven clean sheets in 13 at St. James' Park.
- Man U: They have scored at least twice in nine of their past 13 EPL games.
- Manchester United vs. Newcastle picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Newcastle
The Magpies are tied with league leaders Arsenal for fewest losses in the league with three, and just one of those has come at home. They have scored 21 goals while conceding just nine in 13 matches at St. James' Park this season. Newcastle have allowed 16 goals overall, six fewer than any other team in the league, and they'll have top goalkeeper Nick Pope available this time around. The veteran was serving a red-card suspension and missed the League Cup match.
Newcastle also were missing cup-tied Martin Dubravka for the 2-0 loss, leaving third choice Loris Karius guarding the net. With Pope back and an attack featuring Alexander Isak, Allan Saint-Maximin and Anthony Gordon, the Magpies are capable of beating any team. Isak returned in January after missing four months and has six goals in his 10 league matches. United will be without midfielder Casemiro, a star on both ends who is critical defensively.
Why you should back Manchester United
The Red Devils are 12-3-1 in their past 16 matches in all competitions. They have one trophy, which they took by cruising past Newcastle, and are in the running for two others. They have Europa League quarterfinal and FA Cup semifinal matches this month. The loss of Casemiro to a red-card suspension will hurt, but the United attack has the talent to unlock the stingy Newcastle back line. Marcus Rashford and Casemiro both found a way to get on the board in the League Cup meeting.
United have an excellent head-to-head mark against the Magpies, going 5-2-0 in the past seven meetings, including the EFL final. They have scored in 22 of their 26 league matches and have allowed more than one goal once in their past nine in all competitions. Rashford has 14 goals for the Red Devils and has a strong relationship with Bruno Fernandes, who has six assists and five goals of his own. Fernandes scored twice in a 3-1 FA Cup quarterfinal victory over Fulham on March 19.
How to make Newcastle vs. Manchester United picks
Green has scrutinized the Manchester United vs. Newcastle match from every angle, and he is leaning Over on the goal total. He provides two other confident best bets, both offering plus-money payouts, and his full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing those picks here.
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