Mark Lawrenson makes intriguing Newcastle United vs Man Utd prediction ahead of Premier League clash

Newcastle are back in Premier League action tonight, when they take on Manchester United in an eagerly-anticipated clash at St James' Park.

Saturday, 17th October 2020, 10:00 am
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In his weekly predictions column for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson backed a 2-1 away win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

Justifying his pick, Lawro claimed: "Manchester United have not had any problems scoring goals. Unfortunately for them, they have not been able to keep them out.

"Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have only three points from three games, and they are lucky to have that many because they did not deserve to beat Brighton.

"It clearly does not help that United captain Harry Maguire is having such a bad time at the moment, because he has been their most reliable centre-half.

He concluded: "I still think United will beat Newcastle, though, if only because I can't believe they will be as bad again as they were when they lost 6-1 to Tottenham. If they are, Solskjaer is going to be in serious trouble."