Man United vs. Newcastle prediction, odds, betting tips and best bets for Premier League match Wednesday

An absolutely critical Premier League matchup graces the Old Trafford pitch as Manchester United host Newcastle with European places firmly on the line.

Floundering down the stretch of a trying season, Man United still have an outside shot at savoring a European place of some kind, but absolutely must beat Newcastle in order to have something to play for on the final matchday this weekend.

The Red Devils are three points back of both seventh-placed Chelsea and sixth-placed Newcastle, meaning any sort of European qualification would require victory here, and likely on the final day against Brighton as well. They have never lost 10 home league games in a season since the Premier League began in 1992, a mark that would fall should they taste defeat today.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have revived their form following an early spring slump, thanks in part to the easing of a lengthy injury list. There are still a host of important Magpies on the shelf, but the recent returns of Callum Wilson and Joelinton will be a big boost.

Man United vs. Newcastle prediction, odds

Moneyline lean: Newcastle (+125)

Newcastle (+125) Score prediction: Man United 1-3 Newcastle

The form of these two teams are trending in complete opposite directions, and that tells a foreboding tale for Manchester United, who are shipping goals in bunches as they welcome a strong and newly healthy attacking side to Old Trafford.

BetMGM

(USA) Man United win +175 Draw +290 Newcastle win +125 Both teams

to score Y: -275

N: +190 Over / Under

3.5 goals O: -110

U: -125 Newcastle

-0.5 goals +115 Man United

+0.5 goals -165

Man United vs. Newcastle match facts

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 Kickoff time: 8 p.m. local (3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT)

8 p.m. local (3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT) Location: Old Trafford (Manchester, England)

Old Trafford (Manchester, England) Referee: Rob Jones, VAR: Jarred Gillett

Rob Jones, Jarred Gillett Last meeting: Newcastle 1-0 Man United (Dec. 2, 2023 | Premier League)

Man United vs. Newcastle best bet

Pick: Newcastle to score in both halves

Newcastle to score in both halves Odds: +140 (BetMGM)

Manchester United have not had a half in which they did not concede either a goal or more than 0.75 xG in four straight matches dating back to the first half of their FA Cup semifinal against Coventry City. Newcastle aren’t a side that racks up a ton of chances, but they are one of the best finishing teams in the Premier League, with 35 goals since the start of February on just 27.79 xG.

The Red Devils are coughing up chances galore, and Newcastle should be better than Arsenal were at finishing them off knowing their style is to outscore the opponent.

Man United vs. Newcastle prop bet

Pick: Alexander Isak 2+ shots on target

Alexander Isak 2+ shots on target Odds: +130 (FanDuel)

While Callum Wilson is now healthy, Alexander Isak remains the most dangerous forward in the Newcastle setup. He has been a shot merchant since getting stuck in in 2024, and has collected two or more shots in all but two of his last 10 league games since the start of March, putting at least two on target in all but one of those.

In that span, he has taken 37 shots and put 23 of them on frame, for a fabulous conversion rate of 62 percent. Against a Manchester United side that has proven a sieve in recent months, that should be a perfect fit — Man United have conceded the most shots of any Premier League side since 2024 began, and while only 32 percent of those have been on frame, a player like Isak will prove lethal.

Man United vs. Newcastle live stream, TV channel

TV channel Streaming USA USA Network, Universo Fubo USA, NBC Sports app, Universo NOW, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo Canada — Fubo Canada UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go Extra

This Premier League match with European implications will be televised in the United States on USA Network, with a Spanish-language broadcast on Universo. Both channels can be found on Fubo, who are offering a free trial for new users.

Like every match across the entire Premier League season, this game will be available to stream in Canada on Fubo, who are the exclusive broadcast partner of England’s top flight in 2023/24.

Domestically in the UK, this match will be broadcast on Sky Sports platforms.

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