Newcastle United vs Manchester United Prediction: Premier League Match on 27.12.2021
Newcastle United will be looking for a second win of the Premier League season on December 27th, as they welcome Manchester United to St James’ Park. The Red Devils will be looking for a fourth straight win in the league, as they look to close the gap on the top four.
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It has been a terrible 2021-22 campaign for Newcastle United to this point, as the Magpies are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship. Newcastle will be boosted by the extra deep pockets of their new owners in the January window, and the fact that they can still repair the damage that has been done in the first half of the season.
Newcastle are just three points from safety coming into the midway point of the season, but have won just once all season. They have been held on seven occasions already this season, and have the worst defensive record, having conceded 41 goals in the 18 games that they have played. The Magpies may be low in confidence coming into this fixture, as they have been beaten in their previous three fixtures.
Life is looking better for Manchester United since the arrival of Ralf Rangnick, and they will be looking for a fourth straight win in the league. United have games in hand on all the sides above them in the standings at present, and have a five-point gap to make up on Arsenal, who currently sit fourth.
Rangnick seems to have sorted out the United defence since his arrival, as they are conceding far fewer goals at present. The Red Devils have kept clean sheets in each of the two games that the German has been in charge, and this fixture against Newcastle will be their first league fixture since beating Norwich 1-0 in the middle of December.
Newcastle United vs Manchester United Head to Head
The Red Devils have a strong record in this fixture, as they have won their last four games against Newcastle. United have scored 15 goals in those four wins, which includes their 4-1 success against the Toon at St James’ Park in October 2020.
Newcastle United vs Manchester United Prediction
Newcastle will be keen to get out of this run of fixtures and avoid playing against the top sides in the division as their goal difference is taking a hammering. They may be able to keep the scoreline down against the Red Devils, but we still expect United to win 2-0 on the road.
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