At the stadium “St. James’s Park” in Newcastle will take place the confrontation of the 19th round of the English Championship between the teams of Newcastle United and Manchester United. Clubs have different challenges. Newcastle is fighting to get into the Premier League for next season, while Manchester is trying to break into the league championship zone.
Yes, Eddie Howe’s protégé was out of luck with the schedule. Newcastle has serious rivals one by one, and so far the guys have not managed to achieve a positive result. First, the “magpies” caught a crushing pocket from Leicester (0: 4), then lost to Liverpool (1: 3) and were again defeated with a large score – 0: 4. Such results have further increased the difference between goals scored and conceded, which today is -23 (18:41). Note that this is the worst figure in the league in terms of conceded goals.
After 18 rounds, Newcastle is in the penultimate place in the standings, gaining only 10 points. The team has only one win, so the mentor should do some serious work on the mistakes after the first round. Yes, so far the situation is not critical, because there is only one victory behind the saving 17th place, but it still needs to be won. Recall that in the past season, the “magpies” took 12th place, gaining 45 points.
Note that the mentor allowed the players to spend Christmas with their families
With the arrival of Ralph Rangnick, the game of the “red devils” has changed dramatically. Now Man United does not go ahead with all his might, but for a long time picks up an opportunity to score a goal. Perhaps this effect is temporary, but this is exactly the kind of football the team needed to stabilize. Note that Rangnick began his coaching career in Manchester United with two victories with the same score of 1: 0 – with Crystal Palace and Norwich.
In the championship, Manchester is not doing well yet. After 16 rounds, the guys are only in sixth position, having 27 points in their assets. True, the club has two matches in reserve, and if the outcome is positive, the “devils” will definitely climb into the European Cup zone. In general, while the tactics are more defensive, and even Cristiano Ronaldo has to work out to the last in all directions.
Before the upcoming match, Ralph noted:
It doesn’t matter where the opponent is now, it is important to correctly assess his strength
The live broadcast of the upcoming confrontation will probably be available on the “Match! Football 1 ”. Also popular sports resources, such as Sports.tu, will broadcast text online.
- Bookmakers are putting up a clear contender for the victory of Manchester United – the odds for Victoria are 1.53 (1xBet).
- The first round match took place on September 11 and ended with a 4: 1 victory for Manchester.
- Man United have won four matches in a row, scoring at least three goals.
- Newcastle has conceded at least three goals in three straight games.
- At the time of writing the forecast, the odds for “Manchester’s victory with a handicap -1” 1.83 (1xBet).
Main Prediction Newcastle United – Manchester United