Two sides with contrasting fortunes in the FA Cup last weekend lock horns this week in the Premier League. Sheffield United welcome home Newcastle United at Bramall Lane this Tuesday with kickoff at 9 pm.
The hosts finally got a taste of victory this season following their 3-2 triumph at Bristol Rovers to advance to the fourth round. On the other hand, Newcastle dropped out of the FA Cup to holders Arsenal at Emirates.
Before making their trip to the Memorial Stadium to face League One side Bristol Rovers, Sheffield United took to the pitch 18 times in the current campaign, drawing twice and losing 16 times across all competitions.
The future of Chris Wilder was coming under heavy speculation over their disastrous start to the season. Blades finally got their first win this campaign in a captivating five-goal thriller on Saturday afternoon.
The Blades will be looking to build on their confident-boosting win in the FA Cup to regain their form in the Premier League. The side is currently rooted at the bottom of the table while searching for their first points.
On the other hand, Steve Bruce looked to secure a spot in the fourth round, but Andy Carroll failed to find the back of the net in the dying minutes. The match went to extra time, with Smith Rowe and Aubameyang crashing their hopes for the fourth round.
Sheffield United vs. Newcastle United Head to Head
Both sides have six games against each other, with Sheffield United takes home 0 wins while Newcastle United has five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Bristol Rovers 2-3 Sheffield
Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheffield
Burnley 1-0 Sheffield
Sheffield 0-1 Everton
Brighton 1-1 Sheffield
Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle
Newcastle 1-2 Leicester
Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool
Man City 2-0 Newcastle United
Brentford 1-0 Newcastle United
Sheffield United Team News
Full backs Enda Stevens and George Baldock missed out on their trip to Bristol Rovers and remained under observation ahead of this game. Jack Robinson will miss out while recovering from a knock. It leaves Oli McBurnie as the lead of the attack.
Newcastle United Team News
Jamaal Lewis is not yet match fit to return for this clash. However, there is optimism for Ryan Fraser’s return after missing out on the trip to the Emirates. Allan Saint-Maximin continues to recover from the effects of coronavirus.
Prediction and Odds
Sheffield United have more to play for this Tuesday with a boost from their weekend win against their out of form opponents.
Correct Score: 0-0
No Goals Score