Manchester United vs Newcastle Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Premier League game between Manchester United and Newcastle on Wednesday, May 15th 2024.

 
1:09pm on Wednesday 15th May 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As the Premier League season nears its climax, Manchester United are set to host Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

This match comes at a critical juncture for both teams, with European qualification hopes hanging in the balance.

Current Form and Season Overview

Manchester United

Manchester United, managed by Erik ten Hag, are coming off a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal, a result that leaves them in eighth place with only two games remaining.

This season has been one of their most challenging, with the team potentially setting unwanted records for losses and goals conceded in a single season.

Newcastle

Newcastle, on the other hand, managed to secure a 1-1 draw against Brighton in their last outing.

Eddie Howe’s side is currently sixth in the table, barely holding onto a lead over Chelsea by goal difference alone.

Newcastle’s performance this season has been solid, though inconsistent at times, which has put them in a precarious position for European competition eligibility.

Head-to-Head

In recent meetings, Newcastle has had the upper hand, winning each of the last three encounters across all competitions.

This includes two victories at St James' Park and a commanding 3-0 win at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup.

However, Newcastle has not secured a Premier League victory at Old Trafford since December 2013.

Team News

For Manchester United, the return of key players like Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, and Marcus Rashford could be crucial, although their availability remains in question due to fitness concerns.

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Newcastle might see the return of Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson, both pivotal in the team's attacking thrust, although their participation is not confirmed.

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Match Prediction

Given both teams' current form and historical performances, this match is poised to be tightly contested.

Manchester United showed signs of resilience against Arsenal, and with the support of the Old Trafford crowd, they might just manage to snatch a result.

However, Newcastle's recent dominance in this fixture and their need to secure points for European qualification suggest they will not make it easy.

Our prediction for the game is a 2-2 draw.

For all of the analysis of Manchester United vs Newcastle as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

FAQ

When and where will the Manchester United vs Newcastle match be played? The match is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Old Trafford.

What time does the match start? The match kicks off at 8:00 PM UK time.

What is at stake for both teams? Both teams are vying for European competition spots. Manchester United is trying to salvage a disappointing season by finishing as high up as possible, while Newcastle is aiming to secure their place in a European competition for the next season.

How have both teams performed in their recent matches? Manchester United lost their recent match against Arsenal 1-0, whereas Newcastle drew 1-1 with Brighton. Both teams have shown inconsistent form towards the end of the season.

Who are the key players to watch in this match? For Manchester United, the key players could be Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, depending on their fitness and availability. For Newcastle, Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson are pivotal, provided they are fit to play.

Have there been any recent injuries that could impact the match? Manchester United has several players returning from injuries, such as Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes, but their match fitness is uncertain. Newcastle has concerns over Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson, who are both crucial to their attack.

What was the outcome of the last meeting between these two teams? In their last meeting, Newcastle defeated Manchester United 3-0 in an EFL Cup match at Old Trafford.

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