Newcastle host Manchester United in the Premier League as both sides seek to overcome disappointing European midweek draws.
Just one point separates these two sides going into Saturday evening, and the hosts will be trying to fumigate any mention of Szymon Marciniak after the referee’s controversial decision to award PSG an injury-time penalty for a handball offence.
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NOV 2023 EFL CUP Man Utd 0-3 Newcastle
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Manchester United will also be trying to seek scoring solace after leading by two goals on two separate occasions at Galatasaray, before finding a way to lose both leads and finish 3-3.
Not for the first time in Europe this season, fans and critics alike were quick on lay blame to Andre Onana for the result, and maybe they’re not wrong.
In all fairness, it was not the usual story for the Reds. They put up a fair fight in the midfield battle and there looked to be a scent of hunger and eagerness on the ball in the final third of the pitch.
The expected goal amount of 1.78 doesn’t tell you the full story of just how many chances the eye test tells you they had. There was clearly a mission to create service for Garnacho and latterly, Pellistri, who both provided options on the left. Antony also looked more confident on the right on Wednesday when he wanted to take on his man more often than usual.
Newcastle have had a tumultuous time in Europe this season. They looked utterly lost at sea away at AC Milan in their opening group stage match when somehow holding on for a 0-0 draw despite an expected goals amounting to a mere tenth of their Italian counterparts. However, this was followed by a convincing 4-1 victory over PSG.
Their defending has kept them in contention in that competition and there’s no reason to think it won’t perform a similar function in the Premier League, in spite of injury woes that led to Howe describing his squad as “thin”. These injuries include Wilson, Willock, Burn, and Harvey Barnes to name just some.
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Anthony Gordon has shown massive improvement this season since winning the Euro U21s with England in the summer and has massively solidified his role on the left to fill the boots of injured £38m new signing Harvey Barnes. His last five matches read two goals and one assist. That’s been against top opposition and is why I’m taking him to score any time at 7/4.
I’m also siding with under 2.5 goals at 23/20 as a result of Newcastle’s tremendous defence at present and Rasmus Holjund’s goalless record in the Premier League proving underwhelming for the Reds. Newcastle will look to Trippier and Lascelles to slow the game down and put a lid on any eager antics from Garnacho or Pellistri.
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