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In the final fixture of the sixth round of Premier League fixtures this season, Newcastle United will make the journey to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United on Sunday. Following a recent victory, Newcastle climbed to 12th place in the Premier League table, while Sheffield United, despite encouraging performances, remains in 17th place with only two points after a heartbreaking defeat in their last outing.
Sheffield United vs Newcastle United predicted line-ups & news
Despite their struggles in the Premier League this season, the Blades will fancy their chances in this duel. Newcastle had defeated them on their prior trips to Bramall Lane but that jinx was broken in their last stint in the English top-flight football where they claimed a 1-0 victory. Billy Sharp scored the only goal of the game and Paul Heckingbottom will hope for a messiah to appear from their roster this time around.
Sheffield United team news
Sheffield United, after securing their return to the Premier League last season, had aimed to avoid relegation this time around. However, they’ve had a slow and winless start to the season, with some promising displays ultimately yielding only two points. The Blades suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace, followed by a late 2-1 loss to Nottingham Forest. Their contest against defending champions Manchester City ended similarly, with a late heartbreak, and they finally earned their first point in a 2-2 draw with Everton. Despite their encouraging performances, they understand the importance of securing results in their battle for survival and will be eager to secure their first three points of the season at Bramall Lane on Sunday.
Sheffield United’s predicted lineup
Wesley Foderingham, Chris Basham, Jack Robinson, Anel Ahmedhodžić, Jayden Bogle, Luke Thomas, Gustavo Hamer, Vinícius Souza, James McAtee, Oliver McBurnie, Cameron Archer.
Newcastle United team news
Newcastle United, coming off a memorable fourth-placed finish last season, started this campaign with a resounding 5-1 win at home against Aston Villa. However, their subsequent fixtures against Manchester City and Liverpool resulted in narrow defeats, including a late setback against Liverpool despite playing against 10 men. Their most recent outing before the international break saw them fall to a 3-1 defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion. However, they bounced back with a 1-0 win over Brentford, marking their return to the winning column. Following a creditable goalless draw against AC Milan in the Champions League, Eddie Howe’s men look to secure back-to-back league wins as they seek to establish themselves in the upper echelons of the Premier League table.
Newcastle United’s predicted lineup
Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schär, Dan Burn, Sven Botman, Jacob Murphy, Bruno Guimarães, Sean Longstaff, Sandro Tonali, Callum Wilson, Anthony Gordon.
Will Callum Wilson to score again?
Despite their struggles in the Premier League, Gustavo Hamer has emerged as an integral part of Sheffield United’s attack. While Hamer will be a key contributor to their forward line, it will be Callum Wilson in Newcastle’s colours on whom all eyes will be.
The England international has scored three Premier League goals this season, all of which have come after the half-time break, indicating his ability to make an impact in the latter stages of matches. Wilson is the seventh-highest scorer with his goals helping the Magpies secure wins against Brentford and Aston Villa.
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