Man United vs Newcastle – Betting Preview
To return Man United to its previous glory, Erik ten Hag still has a difficult and lengthy task ahead of him, but defeating Barcelona and winning a trophy in a short period of time would be a huge step in the right direction for the highly regarded Dutchman!
The Red Devils have managed to dodge the top English clubs to advance to Wembley while still conducting themselves professionally. They have defeated Aston Villa, Burnley, Charlton Athletic, and Nottingham Forest to make it to their first domestic cup final since the 2017–18 FA Cup.
Man United Preview
A quadruple offering of trophies remains a distinct possibility for Man United, who advanced to the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday night with a 2-1 win over Barcelona.
Antony and Fred completed the comeback from Robert Lewandowski’s penalty kick to give the Red Devils a 4-3 aggregate win. Man United have scored at least two goals in each of their EFL Cup games thus far and have kept clean sheets in each of their last four.
Man United head to Wembley with a nine-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, and they have scored at least twice in each of their previous 10 games. They are also aiming for success in the FA Cup and threatening to surprise Arsenal and Manchester City in the Premier League.
Interestingly, Ruud Gullit oversaw Newcastle’s 2-0 loss to Man United in the 1998–1999 FA Cup final, the first time a Dutch manager failed to win an English cup final. Yet, the chances are already in Ten Hag’s favour to avoid the same fate in this case.
Newcastle’s market activity has undoubtedly contributed to their meteoric rise from the depths, but Howe’s admirable work has not gone unnoticed. Newcastle has gone about their transfer business with due diligence since their lucrative takeover to stay in compliance with Financial Fair Play regulations.
Newcastle has won a trip to Wembley for the first time in 24 years after defeating Tranmere Rovers, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Leicester City, and Southampton. The Magpies are now aiming to win the EFL Cup for the first time in their history.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.
The significance of Guimaraes’s return to Newcastle’s base of the midfield cannot be emphasised. Newcastle is not the same defensive power that they were only a few weeks ago, and Man United won’t need a second invitation to test the gloves of the out-of-practice Karius!
United to win this one stands @ 2.31.
The Red Devils will likely have to suffer a gruelling 120 minutes of play due to Rashford’s potential injury and weariness from Thursday night. But, Newcastle’s recent lack of attacking incisiveness could make the difference!
Newcastle to win stands @ 3.58.
The market odds of a stalemate after the 90 mins are played, stands @ 3.56.
Total goals over/under
Let’s analyse the over/under market.
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.15.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.86.
The market expects this final to be played with caution by both the sides. As both sides will be eager to get their hands on some silverware!