Sheffield United vs. Newcastle Pick – EPL June 21

The Premier League rolls on Sunday with a triple-header of betting action. The first clash of the day features Newcastle vs. Sheffield United, two squads that are quite comfortable with their league position, and will be looking to close the season on a high.

For Sheffield United, they continue their push for European football. It’s been a dream season for Chris Wilder’s squad, as nobody could have anticipated such profound success in their first year up from the Championship. Their structure and organization is impressive, and has been the biggest reason why they’ve endured success this campaign. They’ll look to keep it going against Newcastle on Sunday.

For Newcastle, after a dismal beginning to their season, they’ve righted the ship and will quite likely avoid the relegation drop many were pegging them for. Steve Bruce currently has the Magpies sitting 13th in the table, and they’ll be gunning for their third straight victory at home to Sheffield United. This is a squad worth watching going forward, as an exciting young core exists, and with new money coming in from new ownership – Newcastle could soon return as a force in the Premier League.

Keep reading on beneath the posted odds for a detailed preview and match analysis, along with our official betting selection for Newcastle vs. Sheffield United. While admittedly it’s not the most exciting clash of styles, there are some solid betting opportunities to look into. Enjoy the match!

Newcastle vs. Sheffield United Betting Odds:

Newcastle (+250)
Sheffield United (+149)
Draw (+183)

Over 2 (+109)
Under 2 (-129)

Sheffield United PK (-155)
Newcastle United PK (+135)

*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag

Newcastle vs. Sheffield United Pick:

Sheffield United will enter Sunday’s clash in Newcastle a surly bunch. After a lackadaisical outing for most of their opener against Aston Villa, they did find a goal, with the ball crossing the line, but VAR technology malfunctioned and it couldn’t be reviewed. Undoubtedly those were costly points in the race for European qualification, and they’ll be keen to make up those lost results on Sunday.

One boost for Sheffield United this weekend, should see a return to full team fitness for the group. Chris Wilder informed the media that it’s likely that Jack O’Connell and John Fleck will be available for selection vs. Newcastle, which should provide the squad with a nice boost. Fleck has been a tireless worker in the midfield under Wilder, while O’Connell will improve an already solid Sheffield defense.

For Newcastle, goals have continued to be the issue this season – lacking the required depth or creativity to find the back of the net with consistency. Though they do possess some exciting young pieces, many aren’t ready to take that next step just yet. This week, they’ll surprisingly be dealing with a fair bit of injuries. Steve Bruce mentioned that Dwight Gayle, Ciaran Clark, Matt Ritchie, and Matty and Sean Longstaff will all not be available for selection – forcing the manager to really go deep into his lineup for selection.

Don’t expect a thrilling and back and forth match, especially with the Magpies missing some key pieces. While Newcastle do have some explosive talents that can open up a match, such as Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin, they’ve only managed 25 goals all season long – a Premier League low. Expect them to get suffocated by a Sheffield United defense that really does not concede much, and limits expected goals and chances with regularity.

Sheffield United too does not really generate much – in fact, they’ve only mustered an average of 1.0 expected goals away from home all season long. But why they’ve been successful is their knack of keeping other teams out. Expect a tightly contested affair, with neither side really challenging or taking risks going forward. While I do expect Sheffield United to nick it late, and be the more likely winner, the value is on the total. With such little evidence of offense from both sides, a 0-0 stalemate or narrow 1-0 victory seems quite likely here. The total is just 2, but offense isn’t in the cards for Sheffield United v. Newcastle on Sunday.

Pick: Sheffield United 1-0

My Pick
Under 2
Will S. / Author

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