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Manchester United FC vs Newcastle United FC 02/21/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions

Manchester United FC vs Newcastle United FC 02/21/2021 – Manchester United look to solidify their place in the table as they take on Newcastle United in an English Premier League encounter on Sunday, February 21, at Old Trafford. Over the last six games, the Red Devils have compiled a 2-3-1 (win-draw-loss) mark to fall five points behind the streaking Manchester City. On the other hand, the Magpies seek to notch a vital win and solidify their retention bid. Soccer oddsmakers pick the hosts, Manchester United, to prevail in the encounter as a win could keep them in striking distance with the league leaders.

Manchester United FC vs Newcastle United FC 02/21/2021

When:Sunday, February 21, 2:00 PM ET
Where:Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England

Manchester United FC

Currently occupying second place in the league, Manchester United (13-6-4, 45 points) want to end their miserable six-game run where they are 2-3-1 and close in on table-toppers Manchester City in the top spot of the English Premier League table. After scoring nine goals in a victory against Southampton, the Red Devils settled for a 3-3 truce with Everton. Poor defense in the second half allowed the Toffees to pick up three goals in that stretch.

That “goals allowed” mishap against Everton proved to be disastrous for Manchester United as they had two clean sheets before that encounter. Bruno Fernandes is expected to lead the offense for the Red Devils as he will have help from Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay, Anthony Martial, and possibly Paul Pogba. Goalkeeper David de Gea, who has eight clean sheets this season, needs to bounce back from that ugly second-half defensive display to boost his team’s chances of winning.

Players to Watch: Bruno Fernandes (13 goals, 9 assists); Marcus Rashford (8 goals, 6 assists), Edinson Cavani (6 goals, 2 assists); Scott McTominay (4 goals, 1 assist); Anthony Martial (4 goals, 3 assists).

Newcastle United FC

Newcastle United (7-4-12, 25 points) came off a morale-boosting 3-2 victory over Southampton despite finishing the game with nine men. The Magpies stood their ground in the second half amid the send-off of Jeff Hendrick and the injury of Fabian Schar. Southampton could not capitalize on Newcastle’s disadvantage as they were unable to score until the final whistle. The Magpies snuck in three goals against Southampton despite having the football for just one-fourth of the match. Callum Wilson is expected to be the center of Newcastle’s offensive game as he has compiled 10 goals and five assists during the 2020-21 season. Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin will provide support for Wilson as they try to score against a Manchester United defense that is inconsistent as of late.

Players to Watch: Callum Wilson (10 goals, 5 assists); Miguel Almiron (4 goals, 1 assist); Jeff Hendrick (2 goals, 1 assist); Allan Saint-Maximin (1 goal, 3 assists); Joelinton (1 goal, 2 assists).

Manchester United FC vs Newcastle United FC Betting Numbers


Manchester United FC vs Newcastle United FC 02/21/2021


Manchester United FC

-2 (+180)2.5 o (-182) -333

Newcastle United FC

+2 (+100)2.5 u (+140)+700
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Summary: Manchester United are favored to win the match by a wide margin, English Premier League betting lines suggest. It will take a minor miracle – and another solid defensive display – for Newcastle United to surprise the hosts and resume their run in the midtable.

Moneyline: Manchester United own a -333 moneyline for this game while the ML for Everton is pegged at +700. The moneyline for a draw is pegged at +375.

Prediction: Manchester United 4, Newcastle United 1.