newcastle1718Thursday night's featured English Premier League match sees surprise package Sheffield United host Newcastle and we fancy it could be a tight game.

 

 

 

Sheffield United

 

Sheffield United came away from a difficult looking trip to Wolves with a 1-1 draw at the weekend and their unbeaten run now spans 7 matches. Although 5 of those 7 games ended all square the Blades have kept the scoreboard ticking over and finished the previous round in a lofty seventh position with 19 points. Their home record comprises of 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats with 9 goals scored and 7 conceded. Of those 7 home games 3 have delivered for backers of over 2.5 goals and just 2 have seen both sides find the net.

Lys Mousset has 5 league goals for Sheffield and John Lundstram has scored 3.

 

Newcastle

 

Newcastle were huge underdogs for Saturday's home fixture against Manchester City but they twice came from behind to clinch a 2-2 draw. Shelvey's late equalizer moved Newcastle up to 16 points, 3 behind their opponents here and 4 clear of the drop zone. Of their 7 road trips 2 have been won and 5 ended in defeat. The only clean sheet on their travels came in a surprise 1-0 win at Spurs and 4 of their away matches have seen backers of over 2.5 goals collect whilst 3 delivered for punters who sided with both teams to find the net.

Jonjo Shelvey has scored 3 league goals for Newcastle this season.

 

 

The Betting

 

Sheffield United are favourites at around 17/20 with the draw trading at 5/2 and Newcastle can be backed at around 33/10

Under 2.5 total match goals is priced at 11/20 with over 2.5 goals can be backed at 13/10 whilst both teams to score? (yes) is 23/20.

 

Verdict:

 

Although Sheffield's recent record is littered with draws the bulk of those were very useful points and they continue to surprise. This will be viewed as very winnable but Newcastle will take plenty from a gutsy display against Manchester City at the weekend.

 

The respective results for Sheffield at home and Newcastle away suggest otherwise but I fancy the draw here.

 

Bet: Match result draw at around 5/2

 

Note, all odds quoted are subject to change. 

 

 

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