England: Premier League
Match start: 15:15 (GMT+1)
One of the central matches of the 27th round of the English Premier League the hosts of St James' Park will host Man United. And we recollect the time when each new meeting of the teams of BobbyRobson and Alex Ferguson was an event of all football Europe and attracted attention of millions of fans from other countries.
However today the Magpies are much weaker than Man United if we speak about the level of game and therefore in this match guests are bright favorites.
Man United (the head coach José Mourinho)
The most titled club in the history of the English football has gained 12 points in five last calendar rounds, having serially won over Everton (2:0), Stoke (3:0), Burnley (1:0) and Huddersfield (2:0).
For the same period of time the main rivals of the MU in the fight for the vice-championship title Liverpool and Chelsea have scored respectively 10 and 5 points. And therefore now Jose Mourinho's team has considerably strengthened its 2nd position in the champion race:
Manchester City - 69, MU - 56, Liverpool - 51, Chelsea - 50, Tottenham - 49...
Newcastle (head coach Rafael Benitez)
Absolutely opposite tournament problems are solved now by the Rafael Benitez's team. We will remind you that within ten last years, Newcastle had lost the right to stay in an elite division (2009, 2016) for two times. And now, having only 25 points (+6=7-13), the Magpies once again are fighting against other underdogs for the 17th place.
As we have already mentioned, bookmakers consider Jose Mourinho's team to be the bright favorite of the forthcoming match. And today the main question is whether the hosts of St James' Park will manage to take away winning points from the favorite?
The previous meeting of the present rivals in Newcastle upon Tyne in January 2016 under the leadership of Steve McClaren and Louis Van Gaal ended with a productive draw (3:3). Now possible victory of the guests is the most predictable outcome of the forthcoming meeting.
Newcastle – 6.00, draw – 3.85, Man United – 1.65;
Our tip: MU to win - odds 1.67 Betfair