Two sides who find the mood in their camp arguably the highest it has been all season, Sheffield United will welcome Newcastle to Bramall Lane on Thursday night.
While the Blades might have been disappointed to have left Molineux without maximum points over the weekend, Chris Wilder’s men have continued on what has been a stellar return to England’s top-flight.
Unbeaten in their last seven Premier League outings, Thursday’s hosts open the midweek fixtures as high as seventh and the mood around Sheffield remains the highest it has been in recent memory.
On the flip side, the Blades are not the only side who find themselves enjoying what has been an eye-catching resurge.
Picking up a famous point against defending champions Manchester City in the North East over the weekend, the Magpies have their sights set on mounting a top half charge and have lost just one of their last five top-tier matchups.
You might be interested to know, that with each of Sheffield United’s last three Premier League appearances ending in a draw, a similar stalemate can be found penciled in at 12/5 with Ladbrokes for Thursday night.
Lys Mousset’s goalscoring run continues
While the Bramall Lane faithful were disappointed to have only seen their side pick up a 1-1 draw away at Wolves on Sunday afternoon, few across the Premier League would have expected Sheffield United’s stellar run heading into December.
Unbeaten in any of their last seven matchups, a run that stems back to the 28th of September, the Blades have a growing reputation for their continued rugged performances.
Opening the midweek fixtures as high as seventh and now penciled in at 6/4 with William Hill to land a maiden top half finish come May, one man who has continued to spearhead United’s recent resurge has been leading marksman, Lys Mousset.
Once again finding the net at Molineux over the weekend, the former Bournemouth striker has now bagged back-to-back Premier League strikes and will once again lead the line on Thursday night.
Also recording four goals in his last six appearances, the 23-year-old can be found at 2/1 with Coral to extend on his recent purple patch in midweek.
Newcastle flying high
Battling from behind twice to put in a season-best display and snatch a dramatic 2-2 draw against Manchester City in the North East over the weekend, the mood in Steve Bruce’s camp is really on the rise.
While many on Tyneside were disappointed to have seen the one-time Sunderland boss take over during the summer, the Magpies have lost just one of their last five appearances and another victory in midweek could see them also break into the top half.
While Bruce may have been very vocal of his side’s issues in the final third at the start of his tenure, the Magpies have begun to show a far more clinical edge.
Bagging a pair of goals against Pep Guardiola’s men over the weekend, Thursday’s guests have now scored two or more goals in three of their last four matchups, including their 3-2 win away at West Ham last month.
You might be interested to know that Newcastle can be found priced at 10/3 with Paddy Power to once again bag over 1.5 goals away from St. James’ Park in midweek.