In a mid week match in week 18, on Tue Jan 12th, Sheffield United will host Newcastle United at Bramall Lane in a Premier League match. 20th placed Sheffield United is fresh off their 0-2 loss against Crystal Palace. Jeffrey Schlupp scored the first goal for Crystal Palace in the 4th minute, then Eberechi Eze added another in the 6th minute of the first half’s stoppage time on a feed from James McArthur In the end, Sheffield United was frustrated by Crystal Palace’s defence and couldn’t put any tallies on the board. Crystal Palace ended the match with the shutout victory. Sheffield United looks to improve on their recent performance, having earned only 1 points in their last 10 matches, while newcastle United is fresh off their 1-2 loss against Leicester City. James Maddison scored the first goal for Leicester City in the 55th minute, then Youri Tielemans added another in the 72nd minute on a feed from Marc Albrighton. Newcastle United is looking for direction having earned 11 points in their last 10 matches.
These two teams have not yet played each other this season, so it will be interesting how the match turns out. Last season Newcastle United won the head to head battle with 2 wins.
Newcastle United is having problems scoring lately. Their top scorers, Ciaran Clark and Jeff Hendrick each only have 1 goal in their last five. David McGoldrick has been the most prolific scorer on Sheffield United in his last 5 matches with two goals
Chris Wilder’s squad will be without Sander Berge, Oliver McBurnie, Jack O’Connell, Simon Moore, John Lundstram, Oliver Burke and Kean Bryan, while Allan Saint-Maximin, Matt Ritchie, Jamaal Lascelles, Dwight Gayle, Jonjo Shelvey, Jeff Hendrick, Isaac Hayden, Paul Dummett and Martin Dubravka are unavailable to play for Newcastle United.