Newcastle United felt robbed with their last minute draw away at Paris Saint Germain on Tuesday night and this may mean they miss out on qualification to the next round of the Champions League.
The Geordie crowd were in full voice in Paris as they stormed to a 1-0 lead courtesy of Isak and they fought so hard to keep that lead going. Nick Pope made a string of fine saves but VAR gave PSG a chance to get back in the game with an injury time penalty and Mbappe gladly accepted the chance to level things up.
With loads of injuries Newcastle have found another gear as a 4-1 home win over Chelsea was a surprise to many as Eddie Howe’s men put in an awesome display to beat a Chelsea side, who had previously held the Champions Man City in a 4-4 game before the international break.
Goals from Isak, Lascelles, Joelinton and Gordon gave Newcastle a massive three points in the Premier League, which moved them up to 7th in the table and only 5 points of a Champions League place.
With Manchester United only a point in front of them, this is a huge game for Newcastle to leapfrog their opponents and with Spurs playing away at Man City, Newcastle can close the gap on the sides above them.
Looking at who will cause Manchester United problems, Isak has two in two games and looks very dangerous going forward. His close ball control can hurt teams and he knows where the goal is.
For Manchester United, they also weren’t expected to ease to a 3-0 win over Everton last weekend and with a goal of the season candidate from Garnacho, Man United followed this up with a Rashford penalty and a goal from Martial.
Without being convincing Manchester United have won 3 Premier League games in the bounce and delivered 3 clean sheets in the process. Harry Maguire is getting more comfortable being back in the side and in goal Onana also seems to have gained confidence.
The Newcastle fans will once again be loud as the late Saturday night kick-off will get them going and the players usually respond to a game under the lights at St James’ park so expect a fast start from the home side.
|Newcastle to win
|11/4 William Hill
|Manchester United to win
This is a big game for both sides as tasting Champions League football is something they both want next season and a win for either side will push the other down the table.
One point separates the sides, but with home advantage and coming off a 4-1 home win over Chelsea, and a very good performance in Paris, Newcastle will be ready to secure their 2nd win this season over Man Utd.
Therefore our punters.pub bet of the day is Evens with BetUK – Newcastle to beat Manchester United.