Newcastle United vs Sheffield United Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Sunday, 21 June 2020. Kick-off 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET at the St. James Park.
Newcastle is eight points behind Sheffield United in the league table. A fresh approach to their home ground advantage post lockdown in the Premier League will probably yield them points in the clash.
Newcastle United are unbeaten in their last two matches, following a 0-1 win on the road against Southampton last time out in the campaign. And at home, they have been on a decent record with just 3 losses in their 14 attempts in the league so far.
The three-game unbeaten streak at home supports the host’s use of home ground advantage, but their recent two home fixtures ended in the same goalless draws. It is clear that the Magpies have been putting up a solid defense and attacking less in their clashes at home.
Sheffield has recorded a wonderful run in the season so far, despite being a promoted contingent. The visitor was unbeaten in the last five matches with three wins in it. They were on the road in their prior encounter in the league, which ended in a goalless draw with Aston Villa.
The Blades have lost only 2 of their 13 away fixtures in the campaign so far. But the guest is with more draws than wins on the road and we cannot treat them as a strong opponent. Besides, two of their recent three winless away games saw them giving away clean sheets.
In context to the struggles of Sheffield when facing stronger hosts, the traveling side has a lesser impact on Newcastle in the clash. Their lack of experience in the recent top tier league seasons will also hold back the guest in the game.
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 Betting tips
Double chance: Newcastle United or Draw @ 1.57 (4/7).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).