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"I don't think they will win this" - Pundit makes surprise Man United vs Newcastle prediction

Ryan Smart

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"I don't think they will win this" - Pundit makes surprise Man United vs Newcastle prediction

BBC Sport pundit Chris Sutton has given an interesting prediction for the Premier League match between Man United and Newcastle on Sunday.

The Red Devils will go into the game looking for their third win in eight days, having defeated Everton and Omonia Nicosia since last Saturday.

Erik ten Hag's side currently sit fifth in the Premier League table, and will enter the top four should they win and Chelsea fail to pick up a victory in their game against Aston Villa, which also takes place on Sunday at 2pm.

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Eddie Howe's Magpies, meanwhile, have won their last two league games. This comes after they went on a streak of five draws in their previous six Premier League matches.

Their most recent victory was a 5-1 win over Brentford last weekend - so Newcastle come into their latest clash not shy of scoring goals.

Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes netted twice in that win, and will be looking to add to his tally at Old Trafford.

Therefore, it is all set up for an interesting encounter between two top four candidates - and Sutton certainly agrees with that assessment.

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Chris Sutton predicts Man United vs Newcastle

Speaking as part of his weekly BBC Sport Premier League predictions column, Sutton isn't sure about the chances of either side picking up three points at Old Trafford on Sunday.

He says: "I don't think Manchester United will win this. The only question is, will Newcastle take three points home, or just one?

"It's not that I don't feel Manchester United are making progress under Erik ten Hag, because they are.

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"But I fancy Newcastle, because they have been taking the game to their opposition, and the goals have started to flow - they have scored nine in their past two matches. I can't see Magpies boss Eddie Howe changing his approach at Old Trafford, because that's not his style.

"That should make things more open, which might help Manchester United. The trouble for them is that everyone scrutinizes their every result so much, and it is always painted as triumph or disaster, with nothing in between.

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"This week, though, it might be in between."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy / YouTube/BT Sport

Topics: Manchester United, Newcastle United, Premier League

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