Manchester United Vs. Newcastle Betting Odds, Predictions & Winning Tips (2022/23 EFL Cup Final, February 26)
Manchester United returns to the EFL Cup final after six years since they won it last time in 2017. But it won’t be an easy task against the recent Newcastle, who are having a great season and put an eye on the first trophy after the arrival of new reach owners.
Man Utd vs Newcastle (EFL Cup Final 2022/23) Key Info
Manchester United has turned around their season with Erik ten Hag as their coach. The Red Devils are in the knockout stage of the Europa League and will be facing Barcelona. They are also just five points behind Manchester City and Arsenal in the Premier League title race. Man Utd has beaten Burnley, Charlton Athletic, and Nottingham Forest on their road to the finals here at Wembley.
Newcastle aren’t any less impressive this season; they are in the top four of the Premier League. Newcastle has knocked out Bournemouth, Leicester City, and Southampton on their road to the finals. They aren’t in any European competitions this season, but they have a great chance to compete in Europe next year.
|Tournament:||English Football League Cup 2022/23 Final|
|Venue:||Wembley Stadium, London, England|
|Date:||4:30 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 26 February 2023|
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MU – Newcastle Betting Odds
According to the best football bookmakers, Manchester United is the favorite at 2.35 (27/20) to win Carabao Cup 2023. A draw is offered at 3.30 (23/10), while Newcastle United is the underdog at 3.10 (21/10) to beat Manchester at Wembley.
The odds for Manchester United to lift the trophy are at 1.70 (7/10), while Newcastle is at 2.20 (6/5).
Manchester United FC
The Red Devils will be going for their sixth EFL title on Sunday, the last time Manchester United won the EFL Cup was in 2017. They beat Southampton 3-2 in a thrilling match that year to get their fifth EFL Cup. Marcus Rashford is at the top of the EFL Cup goal scorers with five goals, and he has been absolutely on fire lately in all competitions.
One has to keep in mind that MU has three games before the EFL Cup Final 2023, two of them against Barcelona in the Europa League and Leicester City in the EPL. With all the squad depth the Red Devils have, we recommend betting on them only after their second game against Barca. Thus, you will see the real situation with injuries and Ten Hag’s intentions to continue fighting in Europa or focus on the 2023 EPL Cup trophy.
Newcastle United FC
The Magpies have never won the EFL Cup before. This will be their second EFL Cup final after losing their first against Manchester City in the 1950s, and now they will be facing the other side of Manchester. Newcastle are having a phenomenal season so far, they are in the EFL Cup final, and they are in the top four in the Premier League. Defense is their main strength so far, as they have been very solid at the back.
The situation with Newcastle United is a bit easier to predict even with a week before the final game in the EFL Cup. The Magpies have only one game on the upcoming weekend against Liverpool, which can be some kind of repetition before the game at Wembley. With no serious injuries during this period, one can bet on Newcastle confidently. Also, keep in mind the huge bonuses that await players if winning the EFL Cup trophy in 2023, which is surely the aim for new Saudi Arabia owners.
Man Utd vs Newcastle: H2H
The Red Devils have had the advantage over the Magpies in recent years, forcing punters to bet on Manchester United in this clash too. In the last 10 head-to-head matches, the Red Devils have won six, drawn twice, and lost two games to Newcastle. The last match between them in the EFL Cup ended in a 2-1 Manchester United win in 2012, while two league games were drawn.
- Man Utd 0-0 Newcastle (16 October 2022)
- Newcastle 1-1 Man Utd (27 December 2021)
- Man Utd 4-1 Newcastle (11 September 2021)
- Man Utd 3-1 Newcastle (21 February 2021)
- Newcastle 1-4 Man Utd (17 October 2020)
Last Five Games
Manchester United FC: WDWWW
Newcastle United FC: DDWWD
MU vs Newcastle Predictions (2023 Carabao Cup)
Newcastle Win or Draw @ 1.62 (31/50)
Newcastle United has lost only two games in the whole season so far, compared to Manchester’s six losses. The Magpies have been very good defensively the whole season, they have allowed only four goals in their last 12 matches.
If you want to bet on the EFL matches, we recommend going with the Newcastle United double chance here or a simple cup-lifting outcome (available at the odds of 2.20). Manchester United can absolutely win the title, but they will play an extra two games in the Europa League against Barcelona. The Magpies will be well-rested and ready for that game.
Total Goals – Under 2.5 @ 1.85 (17/20)
The Magpies are a very defensive team, and that’s how they perform best. Newcastle United have gone under the total in six of their last seven games in all competitions. This is expected to be a defensive type of game, just like the last two matches between them.
Newcastle to Score First @ 2.25 (5/4)
Newcastle United is one of the teams that always gets off to a good start, they have scored first in five of their last six games in all competitions. On the other hand, Manchester United is a team that does not necessarily start off well but has had a lot of comebacks this season.
Man Utd vs Newcastle Team News
Manchester United will be missing a number of key players in this game. Donny van de Beek, Christian Eriksen, and Scott McTominay are all out for the Red Devils. Antony Dos Santos and Anthony Martial could be back in the squad for the game.
Emil Krafth and Javier Manquillo are both still out for the Magpies in this match. Matt Target could be back in the squad, but the situation around Newcastle’s squad can hardly influence the odds offered by most UK betting apps on the Black-and-Whites.
Recommended Betting Picks for Man Utd vs Newcastle (Carabao Cup Final 2023)
- Newcastle Win or Draw @ 1.62 (31/50)
- Total Goals – Under 2.5 @ 1.85 (17/20)
This is a very important game for both clubs, one of them will finally lift a trophy after both of them being in a trophy drought for years. Make sure you use our Manchester United vs Newcastle 2023 predictions and football betting picks and have more fun watching the game.