Sheff Utd vs Newcastle Utd : Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Gordon "Flash" Watson

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:42 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 5:42 PM UTC

Steve Bruce’s Magpies to blunt the Blades
<div><h2 style="text-align:center">Sheff Utd vs Newcastle Utd</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/newcastle-united-vs-sheffield-united-3841353/" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Thursday, 5th December, 7:30 PM at Bramall Lane</strong></a></p><h2>Sheff Utd</h2><p>Chris Wilder has his squad growing in belief and statue by the week in the Premier League. The Blades currently sit in a lofty 7th place on the back of spirited and impressive performances home or away. With a flexible formation of 3-5-2 in attack and 5-3-1-1 out of possession this shows that all personnel are on the same hymn sheet. Full backs Enda Stevens and George Baldock combine steel with energy and a little individual belief in the final third. A tight midfield three of John Fleck John Lundstram and Oliver Norwood perfectly compliment each other’s skill set. Communication is key to take it in turns to venture forward to assist the footballing brain of David McGoldrick and the raw athleticism of Lys Mousset. Playing in the wrong areas and giving the ball away has cost Wilder’s men dear at times. The togetherness of this squad must have been mentioned prior to the season starting as a main ingredient to Premiership survival. There are no stars in this squad, just hungry hard working professionals who have shocked nearly everyone so far outside of South Yorkshire.</p><p><strong>KEY Strengths</strong>: Flexible formations during play, Energy and discipline, full backs high up the pitch.</p><p><strong>KEY Weakness</strong>: Over playing in wrong areas, being isolated in transition.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><h2>Newcastle</h2><p>The Magpie’s venture down to South Yorkshire after a late 88th minute equalizer earned them a valuable point against Premier League Champions Manchester City. Steve Bruce must be encouraged that his side are scoring and attacking with a little more intent. Which Newcastle side will turn up against Sheff Utd this week? The Geordie fans that travel in vast numbers home or away have seen their hero’s score 3 and win at West Ham, then draw a blank with a pathetic performance away at Aston Villa. Injuries have given fringe player Jonjo Shelvey a chance to shine with his passing ability over short and long distances. Jonjo has always had the talent to run a game, especially if he has willing runners ahead of him. Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin have individual flair and pace that can cause opponents big problems when on their game. The balance of this side is all about being a solid unit that moves back and forth as one.</p><p><strong>KEY Strengths</strong>: Pace and Strength, Defensive unit, Shelvey passing</p><p><strong>KEY Weakness</strong>: Players switching off, Tempo not 100%</p><p> </p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>A very even game on paper that has disproportionate odds. Newcastle won 3-2 away at West Ham two weeks ago after going 3-0 up. They also scored two last weekend against Man City. Sheffield Utd have had back to back draws 3-3 v Man Utd and a creditable 1-1 away at Wolves. The power and pace of the visitors could cause the home side plenty of problems. The reliable performance of the Blades is a given. With the strength and added quality of the Newcastle individuals I find it irresistible not to favor them at a massive 4.8 and @2 to come away with at least a draw,</p><p><strong>Best Tips</strong></p><ul> <li>Newcastle to win @4.8 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Betfair</a></li> <li>Newcastle Win or Draw @2.00 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a></li></ul></div>
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