Sheffield United go into Saturday’s game against Newcastle outside the European places on goal difference. It is a staggering achievement by Chris Wilder’s side but they will want to keep the momentum up when they travel to St James’ Park.
The Blades have just once injury concern heading into the fixture. Wingback Enda Stevens will be missing for the next couple of weeks after suffering a recurrence of a calf injury against Norwich last time out.
Sheffield United’s Predicted XI To Face Newcastle:
Henderson, Baldock, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Osborn, Norwood, Berge, Fleck, Sharp, McBurnie
Magpies boss Steve Bruce has no less than seven injuries with goalkeeper Martin Dubravka the latest to be ruled out after picking up a knee problem in the 1-0 win over Southampton last weekend.
Andy Carroll (ankle), Paul Dummett (thigh), Emil Krafth (ankle), Jack Colback (knee), Ciaran Clark (ankle) and Jetro Willems (knee) are also unavailable.
Newcastle’s Predicted XI:
Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose, Ritchie, Shelvey, Almiron, Hayden, Saint-Maximin, Gayle
The bookies have made Sheffield United the favourites with Sky Bet pricing them at 13/10 for the win. A draw is currently 43/20 with 888 Sport while a Newcastle victory is 5/2 at Coral.
Predicted Score – 1-1