Man United vs Newcastle Predictions and Picks for Today's EPL Matchup

You won't need many fingers to count the number of players who have more goals than Alexander Isak in the Premier League, and our EPL picks expect him to add another Wednesday afternoon.

May 15, 2024 • 13:25 ET • 4 min read
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In what could be Erik ten Hag’s last home game in charge, Manchester United needs a win today against Newcastle to have any chance of snatching a Top 6 finish.

My Man U vs. Newcastle prediction is eyeing the red-hot Alexander Isak to find the back of the net once again for the visitors, and you can find out all about it in my EPL picks below.

EPL predictions for Manchester United vs Newcastle

My best bet:
Alexander Isak to score (-110 at TonyBet)

My analysis
After netting 10 goals in his last 11 league games, Alexander Isak is making a case for being the most in-form striker in the Premier League. He’s fired Newcastle to the brink of European qualification, and his tally of 20 league goals trails only Erling Haaland and Cole Palmer.

I’m picking Isak to cash in again on Wednesday with an anytime goal against a patchwork Manchester United defense that hasn’t kept a clean sheet since March 9.

It’s easy to sympathize with ten Hag, given the injury crisis at the heart of his defense. The hosts were steadier at the back on Sunday with the makeshift pairing of Jonny Evans and Casemiro, but their 4-0 meltdown at Crystal Palace earlier this month is still a fresh wound.

Isak’s pace and movement feel like a matchup nightmare for the Red Devils, and the Swede’s hot streak includes doubles against Sheffield United, Tottenham, and West Ham. It also helps he’s Newcastle's top option for penalties.

Service for Isak shouldn’t be an issue at Old Trafford. Eddie Howe has an array of lightning wingers to unleash in the final third and impact subs to call on. Anthony Gordon, Jacob Murphy, and Harvey Barnes can all do damage on the counterattack, and I see that translating to at least one goal for Isak here.

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Manchester United vs Newcastle same-game parlay (SGP)

Alexander Isak to score


Diogo Dalot to get booked

I’m tempted to pick a road win here, but Newcastle’s defensive absences — while not as glaring as the host's injury woes — give me pause.

Instead, I’m taking the odds for a draw. Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford could both feature for the hosts, while the visitors have only picked up 17 points from their 17 road games this season.

Newcastle’s front three has the speed to force the Red Devils’ defenders into desperate challenges, and I like juicing the SGP with a yellow card for Diogo Dalet here, with the Manchester United full-back facing duels with Murphy and Gordon. 

The Portuguese international has five bookings and a red card in the Premier League this season.

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Manchester United vs Newcastle odds

Manchester United vs Newcastle live odds

Manchester United vs Newcastle opening odds

  • Moneyline: Manchester United +129 | Newcastle +165
  • Draw: +295
  • Over/Under: Over 3.5 (-120) | Under 3.5 (-105)

Manchester United vs Newcastle side and Over/Under analysis

  • Newcastle have won the past three meetings between these teams, including a 1-0 victory in December where they outshot Manchester United 22-8, but you can find plus odds for all three outcomes.
  • Four of the Red Devils’ six games in April finished as draws — and none of those were goalless stalemates.
  • Manchester United have been shut out in their last two contests, but the Over on 3.5 total goals has been a winning ticket in six of their last eight games.

Manchester United vs Newcastle game info

Location: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
Date: Wednesday, 5-15-2024
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
TV: USA Network
Weather: Temp: 63 degrees F, POP: 32%, Wind: 7 mph
Manchester United Recent EPL form W-D-W-L-W
Newcastle Recent EPL form D-L-D-W-L

Manchester United vs Newcastle key injuries

Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes M (Questionable), Marcus Rashford F (Questionable), Lisandro Martinez D (Questionable), Amad Diallo M (Questionable), Harry Maguire D (Out), Raphael Varane D (Out), Luke Shaw D (Out).
Newcastle: Callum Wilson F (Questionable), Fabian Schar D (Questionable), Sven Botman D (Out), Lewis Miley M (Out).

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