|Game||Manchester United vs Newcastle United|
|Date & Time||Thursday December 26, 2019, 12:30 PM (EST)|
Manchester United -1.5 (+107)
Two teams that are coming off opposite results will lock horns on Thursday, when Manchester United will host Newcastle. Manchester United met a somewhat shocking loss against Watford, while Newcastle did good to beat Crystal Palace.
Newcastle (7-7-4) are coming into this match after a mediocre performance at home, where thye scored the only goal of the match to beat Crystal Palace by 0-1. They have been pretty solid in recent weeks and have now lost just one of their last five (3-1-1). Newcastle are now sitting at the 9th spot of the league table with 25 points, just as many as their upcoming opponents. They have not been anything special on the road (3-6-0), with just two of those matches featuring goals from both sides.
Manchester United (6-5-7) were actually better than Watford in their last match but conceded twice in a four-minute span to eventually lose by 0-2 on the road. Prior to that they were undefeated in six consecutive matches in all competitions (4-0-2). Manchester United are now 8th in the Premier League with 25 points, seven behind the top-four. Manchester United have been really hard to beat at home so far (4-1-4). Moreover, they are undefeated in their last 12 home matches in all competitions (7-0-5).
Newcastle did great to beat Manchester United by 0-1 at home earlier in the season. But Manchester United won both matches against Newcastle last season. And they have been tremendous as hosts against Newcastle in the past couple of decades (15-1-5). Newcastle have lost four times with at least two goals on the road this season. Going with the home team to cover the spread here.