Premier League | Manchester United VS Newcastle United; Thursday, 16 May at 03:00 GMT +8

Manchester United is seeking an improved result after a 0-1 loss against Arsenal in their last game. In that game, they managed 54% possession and 14 attempts at goal, while Arsenal had 11 attempts and 5 on target. Manchester United has been entertaining in matches with high scoring, with 23 goals in their last six clashes, with 10 goals scored by them. They have not won over Newcastle United in their previous four league matches.

Newcastle United’s Premier League match with Brighton & Hove Albion resulted in a 1-1 draw, with 55% possession and 18 attempts on goal. The only score for Newcastle was Sean Longstaff. In the previous six games, Newcastle United has scored an average of 3.33 goals per fixture, with opponents scoring five. The team has not beaten Manchester United away from home in the previous eight league matches, indicating a poor run of away results.

Manchester United and Newcastle United have played one and three head-to-head meetings since 27/12/2021, with an average of 10 goals each. The last match was on 02/12/2023, with Newcastle United winning 1-0. The previous match was a Premier League matchday 14 with 58% possession and 22 shots on goal, with Anthony Gordon scoring the only goal. Manchester United had 8 attempts on goal and 1 on target. The referee was Robert Jones.

The Red Devils should start the game with a 4-2-3-1 formation, featuring Andre Onana, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Jonny Evans, Diogo Dalot, Sofyan Amrabat, Kobbie Mainoo, Amad Diallo, Scott McTominay, Alejandro Garnacho, and Rasmus Højlund.

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe must select a team with limited availability due to injuries to Callum Wilson, Fabian Schär, Joe Willock, Lewis Miley, Matt Targett, Sven Botman, and Jamaal Lascelles. The Magpies are likely to use a 4-3-3 formation, starting with Martin Dubravka, Valentino Livramento, Emil Krafth, Dan Burn, Lewis Hall, and Anthony Gordon.

Predicted lineups:

Manchester United

Goalkeeper: Andre Onana
Defenders: Casemiro, Diogo Dalot, Aaron Wan Bissaka, Jonny Evans
Midfielders: Sofyan Amrabat, Kobbie Mainoo, Scott McTominay
Forwards: Rasmus Hojlund, Alejandro Garnacho, Antony


Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka
Defenders: Emil Krafth, Lewis Hall, Valentino Livramento, Dan Burn
Midfielders: Elliot Anderson, Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes
Forwards: Anthony Gordon, Alexander Isak, Jacob Murphy

  • Manchester United – 2 wins
  • Newcastle United – 2 wins
  • Draws – 2

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Newcastle United and Manchester United are expected to score goals in a thrilling match, with a high likelihood of a draw and goals, making it a potentially thrilling battle with a 2-2 outcome.

Winning probability:

Manchester United – 35%

Draw – 24%

Newcastle United – 41%

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