An exciting Premier League matchup between Newcastle United and Manchester United is scheduled for December 2 at 8:00 PM UTC. Despite the Red Devils’ undefeated EPL campaign in November, the Magpies will be defending their stellar home record.
Comparatively, Is the Tide Turning?
Manchester United has always had the advantage. The Red Devils have won five of the last ten games between the two teams, while Newcastle has won three and there have been two draws. When the teams met in the League Cup last month at Old Trafford, the Magpies, who are once again a major force in the Premier League, humiliated the Red Devils 3-0. Does that portend future events?
How fitting to end a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford!
Newcastle United’s home field in the Premier League is St. James’ Park. Eddie Howe’s team has only let up one goal in their last five league games at home, against Liverpool on August 28. Since then, the visiting team has not won there. This season, two of the major teams struggling on Tyneside are Arsenal and, most recently, Chelsea.
Newcastle’s previous five encounters
Paris Saint-Germain 1–1 Newcastle United (2023-11-28)
Chelsea 4-1 Newcastle (2023-11-25)
Newcastle 2-0 Bournemouth (2023-11-11)
Newcastle 0–2 Borussia Dortmund (2023-11-07)
Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle (2023-11-04)
With just one loss in their last six league games, Manchester United has also been playing well. They have kept three straight clean sheets in Premier League play, just like Newcastle. They are a formidable defensive team. Nonetheless, their performance in other competitions has been inconsistent, as seen by their shocking Champions League defeat in Copenhagen and their disastrous draw with Galatasaray. They lost to Newcastle in the League Cup, and they also had trouble in the domestic cup competitions.
Manchester United’s previous five matches
Galatasaray 3–2 Manchester United (2023–11–19)
Everton 1-3 Manchester United (2023-111-26)
Luton 0–1 Manchester United (2023-11-11)
Manchester United 4-3 FC Copenhagen (2023-11-08)
Manchester United 0–1 Fulham (2023-11-04)
The Effects of Accidents and Restrictions
With the announcement that Joe Willock’s Achilles issue returned during training this week, Newcastle’s injury woes became even worse. Eddie Howe, the manager of the Magpies, has reported 13 injuries as of right now, with Callum Wilson and Harvey Barnes missing the 4-1 victory over Chelsea. Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, and Lisandro Martinez are long-term absentees for the visitors, and Mason Mount is questionable. Marcus Rashford is back in the lineup for the midweek trip to Galatasaray after being suspended.
Outcomes and Predictive Analysis
The teams in the Premier League standings do not really offer much difference. Man Utd are only one spot and one point ahead of their opponents on Saturday, sitting in sixth place. With their sights set higher, both teams will view this match as an excellent opportunity to push for a coveted top-four spot. According to the stats, Newcastle’s strong home record may prove to be the deciding factor, making a home victory or home/draw double chance an alluring wager.
The weather conditions
There is no indication that the players will be impacted by inclement weather on Saturday night. The circumstances are vague but defined.