Manchester United vs. Newcastle United - 12/26/19 Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12:30 PM (Old Trafford)

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On Boxing Day, Manchester United are set to host Newcastle United at Old Trafford. 

Manchester United have had a horrible season and it seems like the players are not at the level required to play for the club. Manchester United were humiliated in the previous round as they were beaten 2-0 by Watford. During the loss, Manchester United controlled 64% of the possession and had 17 shots but the team failed to score. The likes of Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, and Anthony Martial looked poor and it seems like the team is lacking confidence. The pressure will be building on Manchester United and it is going to be tough for them to turn things around. 

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On the other side of the coin, Newcastle United enter this match having defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 at home. It was a decent performance by Newcastle United as they controlled most of the match. Miguel Almiron was the star performer for Newcastle United as he scored the winning goal. It has been a decent season for Newcastle United as they are currently 9th on the ladder with 25 points from 18 games. The Magpies are equal on points with Manchester United meaning that this match will be huge for both teams. 

Manchester United and Newcastle United played each other earlier in the season in October. The match was played at St James Park where Newcastle United won 1-0. Matthew Longstaff scored the winning goal for Newcastle United. 

Looking at all the information, I am going to predict an upset and pick Newcastle United to win this match. The Magpies have looked in better form when compared to Manchester United. Newcastle United have the momentum having beaten Manchester United earlier in the season and I see them being good enough to leave Old Trafford with all 3 points. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.