Newcastle United vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: t the St. James Park.
Newcastle is a good team, and they are playing better and better under Steve Bruce, but they are still close to the relegation zone in the EPL. Newcastle is in 14th place with 35 points, only 25 scored goals, and 41 conceded goals. Alongside the EPL, Newcastle is playing in the FA Cup where they will face Manchester City next week in the quarterfinals. In their last EPL match against Southampton on the road, Newcastle was great with 62% of ball possession, 7 shots on target, 8 corner kicks, and 81% of the correct passes. It took Newcastle a while to get through Southampton’s defensive wall, but they finally did it 79th minute. Newcastle has won this game 0-1. Shelvey is Newcastle’s top goalscorer with only 5 goals, and considering that he is a defensive midfielder, the offensive situation in Newcastle is not good. Willems is the only injured player for Newcastle, and he should be back on the field in a couple of weeks. Alongside Norwich, Newcastle is the weakest team in the EPL, and if they don’t improve soon, the rest of the season will be hard for Newcastle United.
Newcastle United vs Sheffield United Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host is unbeaten in their last four meetings since 2007.
- Their previous encounter gave a 0-2 away win for Newcastle.
- The Magpies have recorded four of the recent five wins.
- The Blades have only one win in their five visits since 1989.
Newcastle United vs Sheffield United Prediction
The teams have met five times at this venue and only twice have they appeared in a Premier League clash, namely in 1993 and 2006. Their most recent encounter held here was in the 2010 Championship match in which Newcastle secured the bragging rights.
Since they are meeting after such a big gap, the host has a better experience in top tier compared with the promoted team. Besides, the host’s home ground advantage seems intact in their recent encounters, and the poor away form will cost points for the Blades.
The double chance favoring Newcastle at 1.57 odds will be the best bet in the clash along with the tip for over 1.5 goals in ninety minutes with 1.44 odds, which will yield decent returns for the punters.
Newcastle United vs Sheffield United Team News
Ciaran Clark is out for the Magpies, whilst Paul Dummett is unregistered. Martin Dubravka is unlikely to feature whilst Christian Atsu and Dwight Gayle both missed the 2-0 friendly win over Hull last week.
John Fleck should be back for Chris Wilder’s side after missing the 0-0 draw at Villa Park but the manager is waiting on the fitness of Jack O’Connell, who also missed out.