Blades Back To Best Against Newcastle



Sheffield United will be hoping their second game back goes a lot better than the first one where it ended 0-0 with Aston Villa and goal-line technology making an error and missing the ball crossing the line in the 40th minute. Newcastle are in action for the first time since they beat Southampton 1-0 away on the 7th of March. Chris Wilder will be keen to come away with 3 points to keep Sheffield's remarkable season going and maybe give them a chance of getting into Europe. Wilder has been proving a lot of people wrong after many people doubted if they would stay up. Not only has Sheffield proved them wrong but Wilder has been making sure they do it in style playing good football and has implemented his stamp on his side.


After this break it is vital for Steve Bruce to ensure all the players' heads are still in the right place with the takeover rumours, otherwise more and more speculation will grow on his future at Newcastle.


I think Bruce will be slyly confident going into the game having won 8 of his previous 11 games against the club where his managing career started in 1998. Newcastle have also won their last 4 league games against Sheffield however when they last met in the Premier league in 2006, Sheffield came away winners that day.


Team News

Newcastle have a lot of injury doubts still in their side with Matt Richie and Dwight Gayle looking like they could be side-lined and Florian Lejeune is definitely still out.


It also looks like the Longstaff brothers, Matty and Sean could be side-lined but Andy Carroll and Martin Dubraka will return to the side.


Only injury news to report from Sheffield is there is none, John Fleck and Jack O'Connell could return but will have a late assessment.


Score prediction

With all things considered I think it's going to be a 2-0 win to Sheffield, they have performed very well this season and Wilder is a manager I personally have high admiration for. I also think Newcastle have been off the pace for large amounts of this season but maybe it is time for them to prove me wrong.



Match Preview written by George Power.