Sheffield United vs Newcastle United
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 5 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
H2H history has not been kind to Sheffield United, who welcome Newcastle to their midst after a ten-year hiatus. Be that as it may, the Blades are certainly not the team that they were, a decade ago.
Hence, with a solid run of form at home backing them as of now, Newcastle are the underdogs to salvage even a point this week.
Sheffield United vs Newcastle United Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash, which was back in 2010, saw Newcastle edge past Sheffield United with a 2-1 scoreline.
- Both teams have had their names on the scoresheet together in half of their past six matchups.
- Two out of their previous six fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- None of their last six encounters have finished as a stalemate.
- Newcastle United have registered a win five times in their past six meetings. (W-5, D-0, L-1).
Sheffield United vs Newcastle United Prediction
Sheffield United failed to pick up more than a point for the third time on the trot after Lys Mousset’s opener was canceled by Matt Doherty in their last clash with Wolves on the road. Nevertheless, the Blades are still sporting an impressive seven-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League.
At the moment, the hosts are sitting seventh on the ladder, and are just a point away from breaking into the top five as well.
On the other hand, Newcastle are yet to ensure consistency this season. Their previous clash at home saw them hold Manchester City to a 2-2 draw, thanks to a late equalizer from Jonjo Shelvey. Prior to that matchup though, they were at the losing end of a 2-0 scorecard against Aston Villa on the road.
Furthermore, it goes without saying that the visitors are at their worst away from home. The Magpies have just two wins to boast of from their previous seven outings and have garnered no more than six points from a possible twenty-one in the process.
Meanwhile, Sheffield have not admitted defeat in any of their past three games here. Taking into account the convincing form that the hosts are on, Newcastle United’s chances of coming out on top in this one are certainly looking bleak.
In addition, three out of the last four outings for the visitors have seen them lose without bagging even a consolation goal. They have also scored just six goals on the road this season, half of which came from their clash with West Ham.
To top it off, the Blades have kept a clean sheet in two of their previous three games here. As such, count on Sheffield United to wrap things up with no more than a goal or two at the most.
Sheffield United vs Newcastle United Betting tips
Sheffield United to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).