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Newcastle vs Sheffield United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Newcastle United is safe for another season, but it was hardly a 2020-21 that showed any measure of improvement for a club that is becoming far too familiar with having to fight tooth and nail to avoid dropping into the relegation zone. Their last home match of the season comes against visiting Sheffield United who has long been confirmed as relegated, so a win in front of the St. James' Park faithful will surely be the target of the day.
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Newcastle vs Sheffield United betting tips

This article covers Newcastle vs Sheffield United betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Newcastle 1.72

o – Draw 3.8

o – Sheffield United 4.75

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

 

Newcastle vs Sheffield United: Match details

Match: Newcastle vs Sheffield United

Competition: Premier League

Date: May 19, 2021

Kick-off time: 6:00 pm, May 19, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: St James’ Park

Newcastle vs Sheffield United betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Oliver Burke of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Everton at Bramall Lane on December 26, 2020 in Sheffield, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Visionhaus)

 

Betting prediction: Newcastle 2-0 Sheffield United

Sheffield United did well to earn an unexpected 1-0 win against Everton their last time out, but there is little scope to suggest they would string together back-to-back wins even if they are playing with less pressure and potentially more freedom. Newcastle, too, cannot achieve much else this term apart from providing slightly better optics to another disappointing season. The Blades are stretched incredibly thin regarding their fit attacking options though, and despite the Magpies being bereft of the services of Callum Wilson, still have Miguel Almirón, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Joe Willock fit and all expected to start. Newcastle should be able to get the right result in front of those who will be in attendance at St. James’ Park.

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To Score Anytime: Joe Willock (3/1 odds)

No Callum Wilson expected in the matchday XI means Steve Bruce will be even more reliant on some other key goal contributors to get the job done at home against Sheffield United. With six goals in 12-appearances and just a shade over 800-minutes of football played since arriving on loan from Arsenal, Joe Willock is second in goals for tor Newcastle, so it should hardly be a shock to expect him to be amongst the goals should there be any.

To Win to Nil: Newcastle (2/1 odds)

With two matches remaining, Sheffield United’s 19-goals stands as potentially being the worst overall goal tally by a Premier League club since Derby County only managed to hit twenty when they finished bottom of the table in 2007-08. In that light, there is little room to suggest that, on top of the injuries that have hit the team, that they are expected to create many decent chances at all. Newcastle is in with a decent chance at coming away with a clean sheet.

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Newcastle vs Sheffield United – recent form and head to head statistics

Newcastle United FC vs Sheffield United FC form
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Fulham FC vs Newcastle United FC - 0:2
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Newcastle United FC vs Sheffield United FC - 1:0
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Newcastle United FC vs Manchester City FC - 3:4
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Leicester City FC vs Newcastle United FC - 2:4
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Newcastle United FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Sheffield United FC vs Burnley FC - 1:0
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Newcastle United FC vs Sheffield United FC - 1:0
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Everton FC vs Sheffield United FC - 0:1
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Sheffield United FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 0:2
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Tottenham Hotspur FC vs Sheffield United FC - 4:0
Last 5 games for Newcastle United FC
May 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Fulham FC 0 - 2 Newcastle United FC
May 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 1 - 0 Sheffield United FC
May 14, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 3 - 4 Manchester City FC
May 7, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 4 Newcastle United FC
May 2, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 0 - 2 Arsenal FC
Last 5 games for Sheffield United FC
May 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 1 - 0 Burnley FC
May 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 1 - 0 Sheffield United FC
May 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Everton FC 0 - 1 Sheffield United FC
May 8, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 0 - 2 Crystal Palace FC
May 2, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Tottenham Hotspur FC 4 - 0 Sheffield United FC
Newcastle United FC vs Sheffield United FC Premier League 20/21 form
Newcastle United FC Sheffield United FC
38 Matches played 38
12 Matches won 7
367 Goal attempts 301
144 Shots on goal 97
118 Shots off goal 119
161 Corner kicks 170
38% Average ball possession 41%
105 Shots blocked 85
66 Cards given 76
505 Free kicks 362
61 Offsides 73
7 Shots on post 2
5 Shots on bar 5
35 Goals by foot 15
9 Goals by head 4
46 Goals scored 20
62 Goals conceded 63
Newcastle United FC vs Sheffield United FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Newcastle United FC Sheffield United FC
11 Matches 11
5 Home Matches 6
6 Away Matches 5
13 Total Goals 6
1.18 Average Goals Scored 0.55
7 Wins 3
3 Losses 7
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Newcastle United FC and Sheffield United FC
May 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 1 - 0 Sheffield United FC
January 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 1 - 0 Newcastle United FC
June 21, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Newcastle United FC 3 - 0 Sheffield United FC
December 5, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Sheffield United FC 0 - 2 Newcastle United FC
July 26, 2015 Club Friendly Games 2015 Sheffield United FC 2 - 2 Newcastle United FC


 

Newcastle vs Sheffield United: Match preview

“They [the club] gave me the opportunity to feel really comfortable in Newcastle. I feel really good with everyone – players, the coach, the fans. When they asked me about a new deal, I feel that I have to give. Sometimes when people give you something, you have to give back. But before I signed it, I had always said Newcastle should not be fighting against relegation every year. We have to fight for the top 10, it’s what the supporters deserve.

Sometimes you have to think about your future, you can see Leicester winning the FA Cup, you play football to win trophies, not to fight to stay up. We have to buy more players like Joe Willock, he can be really great for the team and for myself, I am 24 years old, and have to think about the national team, about winning trophies, and hope the club can give me that.

My relationship is really good with Joe inside and outside the pitch, and you can see how that helps a team when you have players like that – like Harry Kane and Heung-min Son at Tottenham.” Allan Saint-Maximin

First deemed a somewhat risky signing during the 2019-20 season, Allan Saint-Maximin has proved his detractors wrong while blossoming on and off the pitch in the northeast of England at Newcastle. Not a brilliant goalscorer or even genuinely creative, but the French international is possibly the most influential player in the Magpies camp. Such has been his influence that bigger clubs are finally standing up and taking notice, but Saint-Maximin has stressed the need for the club to kick on in the transfer market and look to push to challenge much higher up the table than they have since his arrival from OGC Nice.

Calls for Joe Willock to be targeted in a full deal this summer given the uncertain nature of his future at Arsenal have been headed up by Saint-Maximin as well as the vast majority of the fanbase. While one signing would never be enough, it would certainly be a step in the right direction regarding the profile of a player the club should target in the summer with a view to building for both the short and long term. Direction is badly needed at St. James’ Park, with a fully fleshed-out pathway for progression both on and off the pitch that has been sorely lacking for as long as many can remember. Players like Saint-Maximin, Willock, Callum Wilson, and Miguel Almirón are four pieces of a potential nucleus that could help to push the club forward. If the climb up the table is to begin in the hopeful post-Mike Ashley era, it’s time for Newcastle to continue to be smart in their dealings.

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Newcastle United’s English midfielder Joe Willock (L) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on April 4, 2021. – RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by SCOTT HEPPELL / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by SCOTT HEPPELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

What is there left to say about dismal Sheffield United?

19-goals scored; the worst goal tally the Premier League has seen since 2007-08 when Derby County finished bottom of the table and only managed 20-goals in the process. Though the Blades have two matches to at least try to best that figure, there is no scope for argument that they do not belong precisely where they are.

Sacking Chris Wilder was also the right call, and how the club plans to move forward in the wake of that event will likely define their entire project over a prolonged period. Wilder was a Blade through and through, and there was always something to be said about how he went about his job in a more “traditional” manner with his views on squad building, the type of football he wanted to champion (to considerable success in 2019-20 when the club finished 9th after being promoted), and hopefully building an identity that would stand the test of time. It did not work, for one reason or another, and now the focus must be the longevity of the club as they move into a summer period where some of their key players may be off to greener pastures.

It has been dire this term, if not worse, but it can be arrested. Pressing the reset button and starting from scratch can so often help a club become a better version of itself. From headlines of improbable nature last season to ones of sorrow and frustration, it’s been a brief period of peaks of elation and valleys of despair. As long as the man deemed suitable to try to help the club go again comes into employment with clear direction, an identity worthy of fostering, and the club willing to put forty enough investment to help add real technical quality into the team, anything is possible moving forward.

Chris Wilder

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Chris Wilder the head coach / manager of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Liverpool FC at Bramall Lane on September 28, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)


 

Newcastle team news vs Sheffield United

Steve Bruce will have the same headaches coming into proceedings at St. James’ Park that he was made to contend with when Newcastle tackled Manchester City, so few if any changes are expected.

Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser, Jamaal Lascelles, Isaac Hayden, and Karl Darlow are all unavailable through injury, while Fabian Schär will miss out through suspension.

Sheffield United team news vs Newcastle

Paul Higgenbottom will have similar concerns to Steve Bruce as Sheffield United prepare for life in the Championship and close out a horrific 2020-21.

Oliver McBurnie, Oliver Burke, Ethan Ampadu, Billy Sharpe, and Jack O’Connell are unfit for duty while Sander Berge is also unexpected to feature. No changes are expected to the team that ran out winners against Everton.


 

 

Predicted Newcastle line-up vs Sheffield United

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Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Newcastle

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Newcastle 2-0 Sheffield United