Newcastle United v Manchester United Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Our tipster thinks that the visitors' strong defensive record could give them the edge against the shot-shy Magpies at St James' Park on Sunday

Newcastle United play host to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Magpies face a fight to preserve their place in the top tier, having failed to win any of their last eight league matches at St James' Park.

As such, Rafael Benitez and his players will be acutely aware that a drastic improvement in home form could well prove pivotal if they are to achieve that ambition.

Latest odds

Newcastle have won just three Premier League fixtures on their own patch so far this season and dabblebet offer 5/1 (6.0) that make that four this weekend.

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Manchester United suffered a 2-0 defeat on their last Premier League away-day - against Tottenham Hotspur - but they are dabblebet's 8/13 (1.62) favourites to bounce back with a win.

The last three Premier League matches at St James' Park have ended all square and dabblebet offer 3/1 (4.0) that Benitez's charges settle for a share of the spoils.

Team news

Rafael Benitez will hope that Islam Slimani is fit to make his debut after his loan move from Leicester, whilst Joselu may return after illness.

Phil Jones could return for the visitors, but Marouane Fellaini remains out with a knee problem.

Shot-shy Magpies

Newcastle have scored just four goals in their last eight league matches at St James' Park, failing to find the net in five of those fixtures.

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Joselu is the Magpies' top scorer in the league thus far this season with just four goals.

Given those struggles in front of goal, it is little surprise that dabblebet offer 4/5 (1.80) that there are fewer than three goals in this game - the selection would have landed in eight of the last 10 league matches on Tyneside.

Tips and predictions

Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight matches, winning six of them.

dabblebet's 7/5 (2.40) quote, therefore, for the visitors to win to nil could well prove popular with punters ahead of Sunday's showdown.

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