Newcastle vs Sheffield United Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Newcastle vs Sheffield United Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips| Premier League

Newcastle vs Sheffield United Preview

  • Date – Saturday, April 27, 2024
  • Kick-off Time – 03:00 pm GMT
  • Venue – St James’ Park

Newcastle will host in-form Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at St James’ Park. The Magpies will be able to climb up to sixth place in the standings and it is in their hands to finish within the European spots.

Eddie Howe’s side has been seeking some sort of stability in the final stages of the season as they have secured only 10 points from the last 15 on offer in the top flight. With five games remaining, they are unlikely to catch Tottenham Hotspur in the fifth spot.

They will then take on Sheffield United who have the worst defensive records in the Premier League this season conceding 92 goals in 34 games. The Blades are expected for an immediate return to the Championship as they are ten points behind Nottingham Forest in 17th. The basement dwellers are now ten matches without a win in domestic competitions.

Newcastle vs Sheffield United Team News

Newcastle vs Sheffield United
Newcastle players celebrating (Getty Images)

Newcastle have a number of season-ending injuries with players like Lewis Miley (back), Joe Willock (Achilles), Kieran Trippier (calf), Matt Targett (Achilles), Nick Pope (shoulder), Miguel Almiron (knee), Joelinton (thigh), Lewis Miley (back), Sven Botman (knee) and Jamaal Lascelles (knee). The likes of Joeliton, Nick Pope and Callum Wilson are expected to return at the start of next month.

On the other hand, Sheffield United will be without first-team players Tom Davies (thigh), George Baldock (calf), Daniel Jebbison (illness), John Egan (ankle), Chris Basham (ankle), Rhys Norrington-Davies (thigh) and Max Lowe (ankle) for this away tie.

Newcastle vs Sheffield United Predicted Lineups

Newcastle Predicted XI:

Dubravka; Murphy, Krafth, Schar, Burn; Anderson, Guimaraes, Longstaff; Gordon, Isak, Barnes

Sheffield United Predicted XI:

Grbic; Ahmedhodzic, Holgate, Trusty; Bogle, Souza, McAtee, Arblaster, Osborn; Brereton Diaz, Archer

Newcastle vs Sheffield United Head-to-Head

Newcastle and Sheffield have equally shared the spoils in terms of the head-to-head between the two sides, each having won 50 of their 129 previous meetings. The remaining 29 games have ended in a draw.

The Magpies have registered four wins in their last five meetings, losing one in the process.

Last five results:

Sheffield United 0-8 Newcastle – Premier League – September 24, 2023

Newcastle 1-0 Sheffield United – Premier League – May 19, 2021

Sheffield United 1-0 Newcastle – Premier League – January 12, 2021

Newcastle 3-0 Sheffield United – Premier League – June 21, 2020

Sheffield United 0-2 Newcastle – Premier League – December 05, 2019

Newcastle vs Sheffield United Prediction

Newcastle vs Sheffield United
Sheffield United players celebrating (Getty Images)

Eddie How’s side have struggled to gather any consistent form in the latter half of the season but are certainly the heavy favorites coming into this fixture. They will be coming off a disappointing 2-0 loss at the hands of Crystal Palace earlier this week. The reverse fixture between both sides was anything but close, as Newcastle thrashed 8-0 away from home earlier this campaign.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United has the worst defence in the division and will deservedly get demoted to the Championship next season. The Blades are now 10 points adrift of safety with just four games left for the season. Chris Wilder’s men are continuing to search for a win as they are now ten games without a win and their return to the Championship will be official if they lose the three points against Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.

Predicted Score: Newcastle 3-0 Sheffield United

Newcastle vs Sheffield United Odds (subject to change)

  • Newcastle win – 1.26
  • Sheffield United win – 11.50
  • Draw – 7.00
  • Odds source – Unibet

Where to Watch Newcastle vs Sheffield United

  • India – Disney Hotstar
  • UK – Sky Sports
  • US – Hulu

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