Sheffield United – Newcastle: As many as 13 players could be unavailable through injuries or positive COVID-19 test results when the Blades host the Magpies at Bramall Lane on Tuesday (Watch live at 1 pm ET, on Peacock Premium).
As if the 2020-21 Premier League season hadn’t already been hard enough on bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United, Chris Wilder could be without five starters. Alas, it’s unlikely to make a massive impact on the inevitable outcome of Sheffield United’s season, which looks a virtual certainty to end in relegation back to the EFL Championship. The Blades’ two points from 17 games is quite comfortably the worst-ever start to a Premier League season.
As for Newcastle, Steve Bruce could be without six starters on Tuesday, though the Magpies have much more room for error thanks to an eight-point gap between themselves and the bottom-three. They are, however, without a win in their last five PL games (0W-2D-3L).
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Here is everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s tilt with team news, odds, stream link and more.
Team news: Sheffield United – Newcastle (INJURY REPORT)
Sheffield United: OUT: Oliver McBurnie (knock), Enda Stevens (knock), George Baldock (knock), Sander Berge (hamstring), Jack O’Connell (knee), Jack Robinson (undisclosed)
One change for the Blades. 🔁
Oliver Burke replaces Lys Mousset. He leads the line alongside David McGoldrick.#SHUNEW 🔴
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) January 12, 2021
Newcastle: OUT: Allan Saint-Maximin (COVID-19), Jamaal Lascelles (COVID-19), Jamal Lewis (knock), Jonjo Shelvey (undisclosed)
This is how we line-up for #SHUNEW at Bramall Lane this evening…
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 12, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Sheffield United (+145) | Newcastle (+205) | Draw (+205)
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For perhaps the first time all season, Sheffield United are betting favorites — largely due to the above squad selection issues for Bruce and Co. Speaking of firsts, there might not be a better chance for Sheffield United to win a game this season. Let’s see if we can speak it into existence. Sheffield United 1-0 Newcastle.
How to watch Sheffield United – Newcastle: stream and start time
Kickoff: 1 pm ET Tuesday
Online: Stream via Peacock Premium