Manchester United vs Newcastle Carabao Cup Final 26TH February 2023 4:30pm Sunday

  • Met 3 times in the League Cup, Man Utd 2, Draws 0, Newcastle 1
  • Played in the league this season, Man Utd 0-0 Newcastle
  • The last 2 head-to-heads ended in DRAWS
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 6 games vs Newcastle
  • 12 of the last 20 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads
  • Newcastle have scored in 10 of their last 12 vs Man Utd
  • Man Utd have won 4 of the last 11 head-to-heads 4-1
  • Rashford (Man Utd) has scored in 4 of the last 8 head-to-heads


It’s the first cup final of the season this Sunday as Man Utd and Newcastle face-off in the Carabao Cup Final at Wembley and with the sides sitting 3rd and 5th in the league we should be in for a decent match.

They’ve met only three times in this competition before – with Man Utd holding a slender 2-1 advantage – while this season’s only league clash ended in a 0-0 draw.

The 90 min match betting sees in-form Man Utd at 6/5, the draw 23/10 and Newcastle on offer at 23/10. While the outright betting has Man Utd at 8/13 and Newcastle at 13/10.

The Magpies will also be without their main goalkeeper – Nick Pope – who was shown a red card at the weekend in their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, so it looks like Newcastle will turn to either Loris Karius or Mark Gillespie to play between the sticks.

We’ve also seen the last 2 head-to-heads end in draws between Newcastle and Man Utd, so could we could be heading to extra-time or penalties here? You can back Man Utd to win on pens at 9/1 or 10/1 in extra-time, with Newcastle at 10/1 to need penalties to win, or 14/1 to grab the win in extra-time.

Other stats-based betting options will have seen 12 of the last 20 head-to-heads go OVER 2.5 GOALS – this is on offer at Evs. Both teams have also scored in 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads (83%), so this is another tempter at 3/4.

Newcastle have only NOT scored in 2 of their last 12 matches against Man Utd too – you can back Newcastle to score at 2/5.

It’s also interesting that Man Utd have won 4 of their last 11 games vs Newcastle 4-1, so if you are looking for a fun bet, then this might appeal at 40/1!

The scoring markets are dominated by Marcus Rashford, who has 14 league goals this season and scored in 14 of Man Utd’s last 17 games in all comps. He’s on offer at 9/2 (1st) or 7/4 (anytime).

The shortest-priced Newcastle player is Alexander Isak, who can be backed at 6/1 (1st) or 12/5 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a game that Man Utd should be winning. Newcastle have had a top season, but you feel there are signs they are just running out of puff and without their main goalie Nick Pope this will also be a huge blow.

We’ll take Man Utd to win outright at 8/13 and Marcus Rashford to continue his top scoring form at 7/4 (anytime).


BEST BET: Man Utd to win outright @ 8/13

BEST BET: Marcus Rashford to score anytime @ 7/4