2019-20 Premier League: Week 15 – Sheffield United vs Newcastle

Sheffield United look to extend their seven match unbeaten run with victory over Newcastle United at Bramall Lane. 

A win will send the Blades back to sixth whilst Newcastle could climb to eleventh with victory.

 

Team news

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Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder has no fresh injury concerns to report from Sunday’s draw at Wolves, as the entire squad is available for selection. 

Newcastle could welcome DeAndre Yedlin back from a hip injury, which kept him out of their 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday. 

Florian Lejeune (fitness), Andy Carroll (rib) and Allan Saint-Maximin (knock) are also expected to be available. 

Jamaal Lascelles (leg) and Matt Ritchie (ankle) are both still absent. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Sheffield United have won of their last five meetings with Newcastle United in all competitions (W1, L4).
  • Both team have won twice each in four previous Premier League meetings.
  • Sheffield United’s John Egan has made a league-high 43 headed clearances this season.

 

Prediction

I can definitely see a good battle here because both teams tend to play out from the back, although Sheffield United have more energy about them which could be key to the result. 

Newcastle however do not give up as we saw on Saturday but for me, the Blades look the stronger team altogether so am going for a home win. 

Prediction: Sheffield United 2-1 Newcastle United

Result: Sheffield United 0-2 Newcastle United

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