Newcastle vs Sheffield United betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

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Newcastle vs Sheffield United prediction: Newcastle 1-1 Sheffield United

Newcastle have kept four consecutive clean sheets at St. James’ Park in all competitions, but they’ll do well to keep a fifth against the Blades.

They’re not completely out the woods yet, but relegation now seems pretty unlikely for Steve Bruce’s side.

Newly-promoted Sheffield United have much loftier ambitions. As long as the football season continues, the Blades have a genuine chance of qualifying for Europe. Chris Wilder’s side will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions.

Newcastle vs Sheffield United: Who will win?

Newcastle are unbeaten in their last five matches against Sheffield United in all competitions. Sheffield United are 13/10 favourites to win the match while a home win for Newcastle is priced at 12/5. The draw can be backed at 21/10.

11 of Sheffield United’s last 12 matches in the Premier League have featured fewer than three goals. Bet on under 2.5 goals at 8/15.

Billy Sharp has scored three goals in his last four appearances. Sharp is 11/2 to open the scoring and 21/10 to score anytime.

Newcastle vs Sheffield United Premier League match preview

Newcastle host Sheffield United at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.

At the time of writing, the match is set to be played as normal with fans in attendance – although the Premier League is considering alternatives in the wake of the Corona Virus pandemic.

Newcastle are in relatively good form heading into this one. They followed up their 3-2 FA Cup win at West Brom with a 1-0 away win at 10-man Southampton last weekend. Allan Saint-Maximin’s winner has sent Newcastle up to 13th in the table.

The Magpies’ home form ranks 13th this season, with five wins and six draws from 14 matches. Remarkably, Newcastle have both the joint-worst attacking record and the joint-best defensive record at home – scoring 12 and conceding 12.

Sheffield have won three and drawn one of their last four in the league. Billy Sharp scored the only goal of the game against bottom side Norwich last weekend. Chris Wilder’s side are just two points off Manchester United, with a game in hand over the Red Devils.

Sheffield United have the 7th-best away record, with just two defeats on the road.

Saturday’s match will be the sixth Premier League meeting between the sides. They are yet to play out a draw in the competition. Newcastle have won on three occasions, losing the other two.

Newcastle were 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture at Bramall Lane in December. Goals either side of half time from Allan Saint-Maximin and Jonjo Shelvey won the game for the visitors.

Sheffield United’s last Premier League match at St James’ Park ended in a 1-0 win in 2006. Danny Webber was the match winner that day.

Newcastle team news vs Sheffield United

Martin Dubravka has been ruled out for around a month with a knee injury so Karl Darlow will start in goal.

Dwight Gayle and Miguel Almiron started in attack last time out so Joelinton may have to settle for a place on the bench again.

Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey appear to be Steve Bruce’s favoured central midfielders currently, keeping Nabil Bentaleb and Sean Longstaff out of the side.

Valentino Lazaro will compete with Javier Manquillo for the right-back spot. Emil Krafth remains a doubt with an ankle injury.

Andy Carroll, Carian Clark, Jack Colback, Paul Dummett and Jetro Willems are all sidelined.

Sheffield United team news vs Newcastle

Enda Stevens is Chris Wilder’s only injury concern. Having only just returned from injury, Stevens was forced off against Norwich with a reoccurrence of his calf problem.

Ben Osborne is expected to deputise at left-wingback.

Club captain Billy Sharp is set to keep his place in the starting eleven. He could be joined up front by Oliver McBurnie who recovered from a recent knock. David McGoldrick and Lys Mousset are alternate attacking options.

Sander Berge and John Lundstram will compete for the third spot in central midfield. Lundstram started against Norwich and could do so again on Saturday.

The usual back three of Jack O’Connell, John Egan and Chris Basham will start.

Newcastle predicted line-up vs Sheffield United

Predicted Newcastle XI vs Sheffield United

Predicted Newcastle XI vs Sheffield United

Sheffield United predicted line-up vs Newcastle

Predicted Sheffield United XI vs Newcastle

Predicted Sheffield United XI vs Newcastle

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Highlights: Sheffield United 1-0 Norwich

Highlights: Southampton 0-1 Newcastle

Teammates: Martin Dubravka

Premier League table

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Liverpool FC29271166214582
2Manchester City28183768313757
3Leicester City29165858283053
4Chelsea FC29146951391248
5Manchester United29129844301445
6Wolverhampton Wanderers29101364134743
7Sheffield United28111073025543
8Tottenham Hotspur29118104740741
9Arsenal FC2891364036440
10Burnley FC29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton FC29107123746-937
13Newcastle United2998122541-1635
14Southampton FC29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove Albion29611123240-829
16West Ham United2976163550-1527
17Watford FC2969142744-1727
18AFC Bournemouth2976162947-1827
19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
20Norwich City2956182552-2721
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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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