Manchester United visit Newcastle United in an English League Cup Round of 16 encounter at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Red Devils are reeling. Sunday's 3-0 loss to Manchester City was uninspired.
They've lost four of their previous seven Premier League matches and are seventh with 15 points. Meanwhile, Newcastle has won six straight league matches. They're sixth in the EPL with 17 points. The Carabao Cup quarterfinals await Wednesday's winner.
After several years in sports betting, Green became a professional sports journalist and handicapper, covering the game internationally. Green's soccer choices have been lucrative in Euro qualification (+6.30 units), the Champions League (+5.17 units), the FA Cup (+3.07), and the EFL Cup (+2.91) since last year's World Cup.
Green has now provided a comprehensive analysis of Manchester United vs. Newcastle, along with his predicted outcomes for the EFL Cup.
You can visit SportsLine to view Green's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for the Newcastle vs. Manchester United match:
Despite his troubles this season, Marcus Rashford is a world-class goal scorer. Last season, Rashford scored 30 goals in all competitions, including 17 in the Premier League. Only 12 players in club history have scored 30 goals in all competitions in a season.
United also face a Newcastle team without Alexander Isak. The 6-foot-4 Swedish forward may miss the next international break with a hamstring issue. Missing Isak is significant for Newcastle. Despite playing only six matches this season, Isak, one of the Premier League's greatest attackers, is tied for seventh in goals (six).
Callum Wilson scores often for Newcastle. The 31-year-old has 86 Premier League goals and 22 assists in 210 outings for Bournemouth and Newcastle. Despite starting only four games, he leads the squad and sits fourth in the league with seven goals. Wilson has five goals in four EPL games without partner Alexander Isak this year.
Newcastle also face a season-long injury-plagued Manchester United defense. Only seven EPL clubs have surrendered more than Manchester United (16 goals). Sunday, they played without their top four defenders due to injury. The Newcastle offense, tied for league lead in goals with 26, could benefit.
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