Kick-off: 1800, 19/05/2021
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: Sky Sports
Newcastle seem to be really enjoying themselves out on the pitch at present and get the nod to see off Sheffield United at St James’ Park.
The Blades appear determined to salvage some pride from a miserable Premier League campaign but may just be outgunned if this game opens up.
We think 31/20 for a home win and over 2.5 goals is the way to go on current form for our first Newcastle vs Sheff Utd prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle made it three wins in five outings when upsetting Leicester 4-2 on the road and lost little in defeat when beaten 4-3 by champions Manchester City here.
Emil Krafth, Joelinton and Joe Willock were on target as the Magpies led twice before eventually coming up just short in a cracking contest.
After being dubbed a £40million misfit for the past 17 months, Joelinton’s penalty gave him a third goal in seven appearances.
Steve Bruce said: “He’s coming to terms with the language, he’s coming to terms with the Premier League, coming to terms with England.
“He’s far better than what he was in trying to adjust to it. We know there’s a player in there, that’s for sure.
“I’m delighted he’s got a few goals now and looked a threat. He’s got to add that selfishness to his game and we’ve got a good player in there.”
We’ve seen enough from the 24-year-old to make 11/5 for Joelinton to score in a home win catch the eye from the Newcastle vs Sheff Utd odds.
Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Dummett, Krafth, Fernandez, Shelvey, Ritchie, Murphy, Almiron, Willock, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
Sheffield United were resigned to their relegation fate some time ago but showed plenty of spirit to prevail 1-0 at Everton over the weekend.
Daniel Jebbison, who was on loan at National League North side Chorley earlier this season, netted seven minutes into his full debut, at the age of 17 years and 309 days.
Caretaker manager Paul Heckingbottom was delighted for the teenager and praised the overall team performance at Goodison Park.
He commented: “The questions I got asked when relegation was confirmed early on were ‘Will the boys keep the fighting spirit to keep the integrity for the league?’
“I took that as being disrespectful and an insult to the players. This is a good reflection on them.”
This promises to be a different type of contest, though, especially with supporters back at St James’ Park to enhance the occasion.
Late drama could be on the cards, with these teams second and third behind Crystal Palace in the table of goals conceded in the final quarter of an hour of matches.
That makes 19/20 for either side to score between 75:01 minutes and full-time worth adding to our Newcastle vs Sheff Utd betting tips.
Last Sheff Utd line-up: Ramsdale, Baldock, Stevens, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Fleck, Norwood, Osborn, Jebbison, McGoldrick.
NEWCASTLE 3-4 Man City – Emil Krafth, Joelinton (pen), Joe Willock
Everton 0-1 SHEFF UTD – Daniel Jebbison
Head-to-head: Sheff Utd 1-0 Newcastle, Newcastle 3-0 Sheff Utd, Sheff Utd 0-2 Newcastle
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