Newcastle United come into this match in much better form than Manchester United and will be looking to avenge last season’s Carabao Cup Final defeat to the Red Devils.
After a tough 2-2 away at Wolves, Newcastle will look at this game as a chance to secure silverware for their fans, following how close they were last season.
After knocking out the Champions Manchester City in the previous round, Newcastle have been landed a tough trip to Old Trafford, and will not want that victory to go to waste.
The Toon army saw their side secure a 4-1 win over PSG in the Champions League and although a surprise 1-0 defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund last week, they team are still playing some great attacking football and can score freely.
A brace from Calum Wilson on Saturday could well see him retain his place up front and given the performance of Manchester United against Man City on Sunday, Wilson will be looking to add to his goal tally this season.
Newcastle hit 4 against Crystal Palace last week with Wilson, Murphy, Gordon and Longstaff all on the scoresheet and this crop of talented players will like nothing more than to silence the Old Trafford crowd.
For Manchester United, they just can’t catch a break. In the Premier League, they won back to back games including Brentford and Sheffield United, then followed up by a narrow 1-0 win in the Champions League and it looked like they could come into the derby match against Man City with some confidence.
However, Man City were comfortable after scoring the first goal, albeit with a little aid of VAR , which was a very harsh decision in our opinion. But the lack of a response was evident and there must be a response from the team against Newcastle, otherwise the home crowd could turn against the team or Head Coach.
It promised to be an open game, as with all Carabo Cup matches, but if Newcastle can open the scoring, it will be interesting to see what the response is.
Man Utd aren’t flush with players in news hot form, so with confidence not booming, it’s a delicate situation at Old Trafford and one Newcastle can exploit.
|Manchester United to win||6/5 Betfred|
|Newcastle United to win||5/2 Bet365|
Newcastle are enjoying their first season back in the Premier League and the PSG win, will give them confidence they can head to Old Trafford and beat Man Utd.
Furthermore, after beating Man City in the previous round and losing to Man Utd in the final last year, Newcastle will be right up for a cup upset.
Our punters.pub bet of the day is Newcastle to win in 90 minutes at 5/2 with Bet365.