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- Newcastle’s last eight Premier League fixtures have averaged 4.0 goals per 90 minutes.
- Newcastle have lost only three of their last 11 league fixtures.
Newcastle the great entertainers?
Newcastle supporters have long been critical about their team’s style of play under Steve Bruce, though the Magpies have thrown the shackles off in the campaign’s final throes to become one of the division’s most entertaining teams.
United went toe-to-toe with recently crowned champions Manchester City on Friday and though they eventually lost a seven-goal thriller against the Citizens, there were plenty of positives to take for Newcastle.
Newcastle rampaged their way to a shock 4-2 victory at FA Cup winners Leicester directly before their melee with City and six of their last eight league assignments have produced over 2.5 goals overall.
Blades shock Everton
Sheffield United gave their fans one last thing to shout about on Sunday when they carved out a 1-0 victory over generous hosts Everton at Goodison Park.
17-year-old match-winner Daniel Jebbison nabbed the game’s only goal on his first ever Premier League appearance and his crucial first-half effort really was the stuff of dreams for the untired teenager.
The Blades’ win was only their sixth of the season and their chances of adding another to their haul against an effervescent Newcastle team feel slim.
More goals at St. James’ Park?
Newcastle’s last eight Premier League fixtures have averaged a whopping 4.0 goals per 90 minutes and with the Magpies released from their defensive responsibilities, the goals markets could be worth considering again on Wednesday.
With Allan Saint-Maximin’s dribbling skills, Joe Willock’s surges into the penalty area and wingbacks Matt Ritchie and Jacob Murphy playing higher than ever, Newcastle have been great value in the entertainment stakes in the Premier League’s run in, and we expect to see more free-wheeling action when Sheffield United make the trip north.
Newcastle will be keen to get the fans returning to St. James’ Park on the edge of their seats this week, and bettors are advised to back over 2.5 goals to be scored as a result, while our 2-1 correct score prediction tips the Magpies – who have scored at least twice in five of their last seven games – to eventually outgun their visitors.
Newcastle injuries and team news
Isaac Hayden, Jamall Lascelles, Karl Darlow, Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson are all out injured for Newcastle while defender Fabian Schar is still suspended.
Sheffield United injures and team news
Jack O’Connell, Billy Sharp, Oliver McBurnie, Oliver Burke and Ethan Ampadu have all been ruled out for Sheffield United while Sander Berge is also considered a doubt. Goalscoring debutant Daniel Jebbison should keep his place up front.
- Six of Newcastle’s 18 home league games this season have finished with over 3.5 goals.
- Newcastle have opened the scoring in six of their last eight Premier League home games.
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