St. James Park Arena will be the center of attention throughout England in the next round of the AFL. The teams of Eddie Howe and Eric ten Hague will meet here. “The Magpies and the Devils are having a good season.
Newcastle United will play after beating Nottingham Forest. Earlier, the hosts also outplayed Wolverhampton Wanderers with the same score of 2-1. In four of the previous six games between them and their opponents, the Forties have scored a relatively low number of goals. The average for the period is just 2.17, with the home team averaging 0.67.
Howe will not be able to engage all of the first-team players. Out of action are Matty Longstaff (knee injury), Anthony Gordon (ankle injury) and Emil Kraft (torn cruciate ligament). In addition, Joelinton will not be on the field due to disqualification.
Manchester United also hope to extend their winning streak. The visitors beat Fulham in their last match in the FA Cup. Earlier, the Devils also outplayed Betis in the Europa League 1-0. Over the last seven games, ten Hague’s team scored a total of 13 goals, which indicates the good work of the attacking line. The visitors also have enough personnel problems. Alejandro Garnacho (ankle injury), Anthony Marcial (thigh injury), Christian Eriksen (ankle injury) and Donny van de Beek (knee injury) are out.
If we look at the last five duels of the sides, we see the advantage of the club from Manchester. “The Devils were stronger in three matches, while two other meetings ended without a winner.
While the Devils have been quite good offensively in recent months, the visitors have improved their efficiency at the opponents’ goal relatively recently. Either way, both teams will be looking to take their chances in the opponent’s half, and they may succeed in doing so. We think the choice in favor of goals by both teams is the best for this game.