PREVIEW: Newcastle v Man U
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he toughest game for punters tonight is arguably the live one at St James’ Park where Newcastle take on Man U.
Tough, because backing Man U at a shade of odds-on doesn’t make much sense.
Man U are getting results, their fourth placed in the table tells you that, but there still seems to be vulnerability from them away from home. They have won just three away league games this term.
Their last four away games have been:
Feb Swansea 2 Man Utd 1
Feb Preston 1 Man Utd 3 (FA CUP)
Feb West Ham 1 Man Utd 1
Jan Cambridge 0 Man Utd 0 (FA CUP)
Newcastle are without Massadio Haidara because of a knee injury and Remy Cabella and Jack Colback are also out.
Man U manager Louis van Gaal has reported that Michael Carrick lacks sufficient match fitness to start following his recovery from a calf injury. Van Gaal will get the services of both Phil Jones and Luke Shaw back tonight.
The last two away games for Man U at Newcastle have brought about an aggregate 7-0 success !
Newcastle United v Man Utd
7.45pm LIVE BT SPORT
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Dec 2014 Premier Man Utd 3-1 Newcastle
Apr 2014 Premier Newcastle 0-4 Man Utd
Dec 2013 Premier Man Utd 0-1 Newcastle
Dec 2012 Premier Man Utd 4-3 Newcastle
Oct 2012 Premier Newcastle 0-3 Man Utd
Sep 2012 League Cup Man Utd 2-1 Newcastle
Jan 2012 Premier Newcastle 3-0 Man Utd
Nov 2011 Premier Man Utd 1-1 Newcastle
Apr 2011 Premier League Newcastle 0-0 Man Utd
Aug 2010 Premier League Man Utd 3-0 Newcastle
The draw at around 9/4 with Star Sports makes appeal for relatively low stakes.