Sheffield Utd vs Newcastle prediction
Sheffield United is in a pretty decent form in recent weeks for a newly promoted side actually, as they remain without a defeat since their loss to Liverpool, which now counts seven Premiership clashes.
Most recently, it was a 1:1 draw away from home against Wolves, as they took the lead in the second minute already via Mousset.
Apart from that, they had some decent phases and could have scored the second too, prior to the home team replying via Doherty in the 64th minute.
Towards the end, neither of the teams were actually willing to risk much. The side now stands just two points behind the sixth and Europa League positions enjoying the season so far.
McBurnie and Mousset should lead their attack in a version of a 3-5-2 formation. They should have no fresh injury worries ahead of this clash.
Newcastle surprised a lot in the most recent game, as the Citizens managed to miss way too many chances in a 2:2 game at St James Park last Saturday afternoon.
The Citizens were the ones who were taking the lead twice, but the home team responded properly out of a rare number of chances created thanks to goals from Willems in the 25th and Shelvey in the 88th minute.
The side is now four points above the relegating worried teams ahead of the start of this round, as they do remain one of the least effective sides in the Premiership - with only Watford scoring less for the moment.
The guests should play in a pretty conservative 5-4-1 formation with Joelinton alone in the attack. They continue to miss striker Carroll (7/0), left-back Ritchie (3/0) and central defender Lascelles (12/1) due to injuries. Central back Lejeune is long-term absentee, while doubtful remain right-back Yedlin (7/1) and offensive midfielder Saint-Maxinim (10/0) coming off from injuries.
Even though only three-points separate these two teams, the impression is that Sheffield United did show much more so far during the season.
They do remain very firm in their home matches and do concede rarely, especially against sides such as Newcastle seems to be. The guests are simply far more fragile in the defense and shouldn't have as many chances created as the home side this time.
Sheffield Utd vs Newcastle betting tips
Sheffield Utd Wins (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.86 at Pinnacle
Result: 0-2 LOST (-8 units)
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