Thursday brings the first of six matches this month. All of the six are eminently winnable, with Sheffield United in seventh being the highest placed. After Sheffield United, we have Southampton (H), Burnley (A), Crystal Palace (H), Man United (A), and Everton (H).
Needless to say, this is a vital month for Newcastle to get some points on the board, especially in our three matches at St James Park.
It all starts on Thursday at Bramall Lane against a team that is unbeaten in their last seven matches. Sheffield United are a well-coached team dangerous in attack and set up in a 3-5-2. It should be an intriguing match-up with Newcastle’s 5-2-3.
For those unfamiliar with Sheffield United’s unique style, Football365 did an excellent article on how Chris Wilder has the Blades play.
Jonjo Shelvey– been outstanding over the past month
Newcastle are coming off their best month of the season. They’ll hope to continue to build on that against Sheffield United. However, we did have a hiccup at another promoted side in Aston Villa last Monday, so we’ll have to avoid a repeat of that.
We expect that there could be a few changes to the team on Thursday, with Steve Bruce talking about making changes for the heavy schedule over the next few months. It will be quite interesting to see what team he selects for this critical match.
Bruce needs to build some consistency with this team. There’s no better time to do that than on Thursday after the exciting draw this past Saturday.
What Will Be The Result Of The Match At Sheffield United?
- Draw (37%, 459 )
- Win (36%, 443 )
- Loss (27%, 336 )
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- Schar (32%, 927 )
- Lejeune (28%, 800 )
- Fernandez (21%, 611 )
- Lascelles (14%, 391 )
- Clark (4%, 117 )
- Dummett (2%, 48 )
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