Check all the facts about the Carabao Cup final and bet now on Betfair with our predictions for the match.
The second title of the season is at stake in English football. Liverpool won the Community Shield back in August and now it is the turn to decide who is crowned as the w inner of the League Cup.
Manchester United has lifted this trophy up to five times. The most recent victory came in 2017 with an 87th-minute goal by Ibrahimovic over Southampton.
In a black-and-white key, it presents an unbeatable opportunity to end 68 years of drought. Newcastle’s last title was the FA Cup which they beat Manchester City in 1955. Precisely, the ‘Sky Blue’ were executioners of the ‘magpies’ in the only final they reached in this tournament in 1976 (2-1).
Possible alignments and casualties
Manchester United: Heaton; Shaw, Martinez, Varane, Wan-Bissaka; Fred, Casemiro, Weghorst; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford.
No news in the red devils. The infirmary is still composed of Eriksen, Martial and Van de Beek, while Antony will be available after returning from his injury in the match against FC Barcelona, where he found the net.
Newcastle: Karius; Burn, Botman, Schar, Trippier; Guimaraes, Joelinton, Longstaff; Saint-Maximin, Almirón, Isak.
Bruno Guimaraes returns after serving a three-game red card ban against Southampton, while Joe Willock is doubtful after missing the match against Liverpool with a muscle problem.
Without the two main goalkeepers, Karius will have to put himself between the sticks, thus dreaming of his redemption five years later.
Schedule and where to watch Manchester United vs. Newcastle
The match will be played this Sunday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m. at Wembley and will be broadcast on DAZN, available on Movistar + and its streaming service.
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It will be the fourth time that these two teams meet in this competition. United have won head-to-head in the Carabao Cup, where they last crossed paths ten years ago.
Manchester United 7-2 Newcastle (Eighth, 1976/77)
Newcastle 2-0 Manchester United (Third round, 1994/95)
Manchester United 2-1 Newcastle (Third round, 2012/13)
In those 1/16 of final in September 2012, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won by the minimum thanks to goals from Anderson and Cleverley, while Cissé cut the gap for the visitors.
More focused at present, Newcastle has not beaten United since 2019. These have been the last five duels between both sets:
Newcastle 1-4 Manchester United (20/21)
Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle (20/21)
Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle (21/22)
Newcastle 1-1 Manchester United (21/22)
Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle (22/23)
In the only game they have played this season there were no goals at Old Trafford.
How do both teams get there?
The Red Devils come from eliminating FC Barcelona in the sixteenth finals of the Europa League and are one of the fittest teams in the entire continental panorama. Only Arsenal have been able to win after the World Cup against Ten Hag’s team, who have thirteen victories in their last seventeen games.
United have eliminated Aston Villa, Burnley, Charlton and Nottingham Forest to play in their first Carabao Cup final since winning in 2017.
For its part, Newcastle has deflated slightly with respect to how the season started. In the Premier League they have not won any of their last four games and that has made them fall to fifth place. The ‘Magpies’ have 41 points, one behind Tottenham and three ahead of Fulham.
To reach this final, Eddie Howe’s team had to leave Tranmere Rovers, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Leicester and Southampton on the road.
Betfair Betting: What to bet on in Manchester United vs. Newcastle?
1.- Manchester United is champion at 1.67: the red devils are the fittest team in England, they come from eliminating Barça in the Europa League and face Newcastle which is going through its first bump of the course.
2.- Less than 2.5 goals at 1.75: Newcastle is the team that fits the least in the entire Premier League (15), so it is likely that we will see a close game.
3.- Marcus Rashford scores a goal during the 90 minutes at 2.5: Barça dried it, but it is very difficult for Newcastle to repeat that marking. The England international has six goals in his last six matches.
Manchester United is the champion + Under 2.5 goals + Marcus Rashford scores a goal during the 90 minutes at 8.5.