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Sheffield United take on visitors Newcastle United at Bramall Lane in this Premier League fixture on Tuesday.
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Sheffield United are hoping to win again following a 2-3 FA Cup victory vs Bristol Rovers.
In that match, Sheffield United managed 52% possession and 22 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Sheffield United, goals were scored by Oliver Burke (59') and Jayden Bogle (63'). Bristol Rovers had 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Alfie Kilgour (21') and Max Ehmer (62') scored for Bristol Rovers.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Sheffield United have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that The Blades have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 10 goals during that time. Previous results aside, time will tell if the trend shall persist in this upcoming game or not.
A look at their previous results shows us that Sheffield United:
- have not beaten Newcastle United in their last 5 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 9 league games. No joy for the home fans.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Arsenal in FA Cup action, Newcastle United and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Newcastle United had 39% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Arsenal had 25 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Emile Smith Rowe (109') and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (117') scored for Arsenal.
Looking at their form, and Newcastle United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 8 goals in all. At the back, The Magpies can certainly do much better.
Leading up to this clash, Newcastle United:
- remain undefeated by Sheffield United when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 04/11/2006 shows that Sheffield United have won 1 of these and Newcastle United 5, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 0.
A total of 13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them from The Blades and 10 belonging to The Magpies. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The last league contest between the two was Premier League match day 30 on 21/06/2020 which ended up with the score at Newcastle United 3-0 Sheffield United.
In that game, Newcastle United managed 46% possession and 12 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. The scorers were Allan Saint-Maximin (55'), Matt Ritchie (69') and Joelinton (78').
Sheffield United got 7 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by David Coote.
Team News: Sheffield United
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the lone fitness concern for the Sheffield United gaffer Chris Wilder to contend with due to a largely intact set of players. Jack O'Connell (Knee Surgery) is sidelined.
Team News: Newcastle United
Out of a mainly healthy group, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Newcastle United gaffer Steve Bruce to be concerned with. Allan Saint-Maximin (Calf Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re thinking that Newcastle United might have a difficult job to breach the defence of this Sheffield United side who we think will get the vital goal that wins it.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 1-0 winning score for Sheffield United when all is said and done.
Expecting it to be tight.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bramall Lane (32,050)
Captain: Billy Sharp
Chairman: Musa’ad bin Khalid Al Saud
Manager: Chris Wilder
Competitions: Premier League position 20, FA Cup (Third Round)
⭐ Key Man: David McGoldrick
Customarily played in the Striker position, David McGoldrick was born in Nottingham, England. Having played his first senior match for Notts County in the 2003 - 2004 season, the talented Forward has bagged 4 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 15 appearances.