Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen thinks Sheffield United will draw yet again this Thursday.
The Blades host Owen’s previous employers in the Premier League looking to extend their unbeaten run to eight games.
Both sides are on the back of decent points going into the match at Bramall Lane. Chris Wilder’s team drew 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
It means they have now not lost any of their opening seven away fixtures. The last newly promoted side to achieve that in the top flight was Blackburn Rovers in 1992/93.
The result leaves them seventh in the table after 14 games. It is already shaping up to be a good first season back in the division for the South Yorkshire outfit.
Newcastle, meanwhile, finished 2-2 with Manchester City the previous day courtesy of a late Jonjo Shelvey strike. They are currently seven places and three points behind the Blades.
What Owen predicts for Sheffield United v Newcastle
The Magpies have been far less consistent or exciting so far this term, but Owen still thinks his former team can leave Sheffield with a point.
“A terrific point for Newcastle at home to Manchester City on Saturday while the Blades maintained their unbeaten Premier League away record with a valuable point against a good Wolves side at Molineux,” the 39-year-old wrote in his BetVictor column.
“The Magpies were ordinary in their last away game at Villa Park but I think we will see a more spirited and energetic side at Bramall Lane. I can’t split the teams.”
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has already hinted at changes for Thursday’s encounter. It will certainly be a tough test for a team among the Premier League’s lowest scorers.
Only bottom-placed Watford have found the back of the net on fewer occasions in 2019/20 than Bruce’s men.