Kick-off: 1400, 21/06/2020
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: Sky Sports
Sheffield United will hope to produce a response after their Premier League return was marred by controversy in a goalless draw at relegation-threatened Aston Villa
Newcastle are not safe yet but one more win would move them to virtual safety while both clubs have an FA Cup quarter-final to look forward to next weekend.
An away win to nil is quoted at and that is our opening Newcastle vs Sheff Utd prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle resume sitting eight points above the bottom three after four points from two games before the break.
The Magpies followed up a goalless draw at home to Burnley with a 1-0 victory at 10-man Southampton which ended a five-match winless run.
Defender Paul Dummett told the club website: “We got ourselves in a decent position. That win against Southampton, looking back now, was crucial for us because we’re nearly safe.
“Not totally, but we’re in a good position to try and finish the season off strongly. With 35 points, it gives us a good base to try and finish it off.”
Newcastle are the joint-lowest scorers in the division with 25 goals from 29 games while only Liverpool have conceded fewer than Sheffield United’s 25.
Eight of the Magpies’ home games have been goalless at the break and six of the Blades’ away games have also failed to see a goal in the first half.
Looking at the , we are adding for this to be 0-0 after 45 minutes.
Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, Rose, Shelvey, Ritchie, Hayden, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Gayle.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
Boss Chris Wilder was left baffled after Sheffield United were denied victory at Villa by a technical fault.
Goal-line technology failed to award the visitors a winner after Orjan Nyland carried Oliver Norwood’s first-half free kick over the line.
It stopped the Blades moving above Manchester United into fifth as they continue to mount a surprise European challenge.
Wilder said: “It was in the Holte End, the goalkeeper was in the Holte End and eight rows back. Everyone knew it, saw it and felt it.
“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Already the jokes have started, I’ve just seen Del Boy with a Hawk-Eye watch on. It’s all going to come out but we’re pretty disappointed and we’ve got to get on with it.”
The Blades are unbeaten in five games, with goalkeeper Dean Henderson posting a joint-division high 11 clean sheets this season.
A 1-0 away win at is our final Newcastle vs Sheff Utd prediction.
Last Sheff Utd line-up: Henderson, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Berge, Robinson, McBurnie, Sharp.
Southampton 0-1 NEWCASTLE – Allan Saint-Maximin
Aston Villa 0-0 SHEFF UTD
Head-to-head: Sheff Utd 0-2 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-1 Sheff Utd, Sheff Utd 0-1 Newcastle
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