Newcastle vs Sheffield United Betting Tip: Newcastle or Draw – 21 June 2020

Magpies with the opportunity to complete a league double

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Newcastle Vs Sheffield United

Sunday 21 June 2020 – 14:00 Kick-Off
English Premier League
Pick: Newcastle or Draw (Double Chance)
Odds: 8/13
Bookmaker: 888Sport
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 18 June 2020)

Preview: Returning to Premier League action for the first time since March are Newcastle, who on Sunday host a Sheffield United side set to make its second appearance since the league’s resumption in midweek.

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Newcastle United Preview – Bruce to mastermind another win in this fixture?

Supporters must be struggling to contain their excitement at the present time. That it has more to do with the club’s protracted takeover rather than the Premier League returning is a further reminder – as if one were required – as to the sheer levels of desperation from almost all fans to see the back of owner Mike Ashley. Would those same prospective buyers be interested were this club not in the Premier League?

It is a pertinent question, for the simple reason that Newcastle (13th – W9 D8 L12) aren’t quite safe this season despite amassing enough points to occupy a position of relative comfort in mid-table, eight points clear of 17th-placed Bournemouth at the time of writing. Their total of 35 points would have sufficed in each of the past three seasons, but not 2015/16, the season a team went down with 37 points. That team being Newcastle.

Manager Steve Bruce will know his team are almost there, though, and the much-maligned 59-year-old probably hasn’t received enough plaudits for his work so far when considering how most of the fan base were adamant he would see the club relegated. The Magpies aren’t the most exciting, however: no team scoring less at home this season (12 in 14 games), whose top-scorer remains midfielder Jonjo Shelvey with five.


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Sheffield United Preview – Blades still reeling from VAR controversy?

Robbed by… Hawkeye? There’s a term I didn’t think I would see outside of tennis. The operator of the Premier League’s goalline technology system felt compelled into issuing a public apology on social media following a gaffe which cost Sheffield United (6th – W11 D11 L7) what would have been the game’s opening goal during Wednesday’s fixture with Aston Villa at Villa Park. The end result was a 0-0 draw and two potentially valuable points dropped.

As aggrieved as The Blades will rightly be feeling after everything that transpired in midweek, it would be foolish to downplay what was nonetheless a surprisingly abject display from Chris Wilder’s side. On the back foot for large swathes of the contest, United could perhaps consider themselves fortunate to have left with a share of the spoils after easily losing the xG battle (AST 1.37 – 0.32 SHF).

Sheffield United can be forgiven for one bad performance, seeing as they haven’t delivered very many of them since promotion. Yet, if aspirations of playing in Europe next season are to be realised, improvements are clearly needed, and quickly, such is the quick turnaround between fixtures. The Blades head to Newcastle now a point off fifth-placed Man Utd and unbeaten in their last five league games (W3 D2).

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Newcastle United Vs Sheffield United Betting Advice

It seems a long time ago but on 5 December, 2019, Newcastle sprung a surprise at that particularly juncture to registere a 2-0 win at Bramall Lane over in-form Sheffield United. The latter hadn’t lost in seven – a run that includes results against Arsenal, Man Utd, Tottenham and Wolves – but found Steven Bruce’s side too hot that day. Evidently punters are not overly confident about a repeat, with The Magpies priced as outsiders at St James’ Park.


Newcastle United Vs Sheffield United – Key Facts

  • Victory for Newcastle would earn them back-to-back league wins for the first time since December, when beating Sheffield United 2-0 at Bramall Lane preceded a 2-1 home win over Southampton.
  • Should Sheffield United avoid defeat on Tyneside, it would extend their unbeaten league run to six games (W3 D2).
  • Newcastle have won each of their last four league games versus Sheffield United, whose last victory over The Magpies dates back to 2006.


This season has been a fairytale for Sheffield United. In addition, their away record is currently the sixth-best in the division. Even so, I cannot help but feel the hosts – who have only been beaten in three of their fourteen home fixtures thus far – are overpriced, especially with the likes of Chelsea, Wolves and both Manchester outfits failing to get it done at St James’ this season. Newcastle Draw No Bet appeals at 13/10 (888Sport).

Best Betting Odds – Newcastle Vs Sheffield United

Newcastle – 12/5 (Bet365)
Draw – 11/5 (SportingBet)
Sheffield United – 27/20 (Unibet)