On Wednesday, Manchester United and Newcastle United will square off in their fourth-round match at Old Trafford. The 2023–24 quarterfinal draw will feature only one of the EFL Cup finalists from the previous year. While the Magpies ruined Manchester City’s quadruple ambitions with a thrilling one-goal victory, Erik ten Hag’s team cruised into the round of sixteen with three goals past Crystal Palace without a response.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United
Manchester United host an injured Newcastle United. Millions of fans witnessed United’s agonizing 3-0 home loss to Manchester City, a team that was outmatched and outplayed, clearly demonstrating the gap between the two teams.
Erik ten Hag’s team is far too far removed from the league to ever contend. This is likely their only realistic shot at winning anything this year. He pointed to the penalty given to City as a turning point, but they are a long way from the caliber of teams like City, Arsenal, Liverpool, and most likely a ton of other teams at a team that perpetually appears to be enmeshed in a major problem.
However, they won’t have a better chance of defeating Newcastle, who are severely hurt. They were only able to draw with Wolves at the weekend. Among the nine allowed were five full-backs and two goalkeepers on their bench.
In addition to the suspended Sandro Tonali, they will be without the injured Elliot Anderson, Alexander Isak, Jacob Murphy, Harvey Barnes, and Sven Botman. Eddie Howe will probably start a lot of young players given Newcastle’s impending home games against Arsenal and their Champions League rematch with Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
Remarkably, since Alex Ferguson’s retirement ten years ago, United has lost more league games at Old Trafford than it had throughout the 26 years the Scot was manager of this once-great team. This is despite the fact that United was once a fortress.
This Newcastle team that is visiting looks to be moving in a different direction, as Eddie Howe’s team enters this game having only lost once in their previous ten games across all competitions. Newcastle, who now sit sixth in the Premier League, has been playing better lately following a slow start to the season. In their most recent EPL match, Howe’s players stole a point away from Wolves.
When these teams played in the League Cup last season, Manchester United did win 2:0. Given their present performance, the hosts appeared impossible to overcome on Wednesday.
It’s hard to predict because both clubs will probably make a lot of changes. We expect Newcastle to go home with all three points but both sides to score.
Tip: Newcastle or Draw / BTTS (YES)
Newcastle win or Draw – ✅
BTTS (Yes) – ❌
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