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Premier League Thursday Preview

A rare Thursday of Premier League football, with two games on the menu.

High-flying Sheffield United host Newcastle at Bramall Lane, whilst manager-less Arsenal take on Brighton.

See below for a preview on the games, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

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Sheffield United 19:30 Newcastle United
Bramall Lane

TEAM NEWS: The Blades have the blessing of having a fully fit squad to choose from. | Newcastle come into the game with doubts over Florian Lejeune, DeAndre Yedlin, Andy Carroll and Allan Saint-Maximin but Matt Ritchie and Jamaal Lascelles are out.
KEY FACT: Newcastle have won five of their last six meetings with Sheffield United
MATCH ODDS: Sheff Utd 17/20 Draw 12/5 Newcastle 15/4
bet365 Pick: Under 1.5 goals @2/1
ANDY SAYS: Newcastle are not playing too bad and so I think they can get something from this one…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: Has to be a home win, Chris Wilder’s men are just too good at home…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Sean Longstaff – A huge talent for Newcastle

Arsenal 20:15 Brighton & Hove Albion
Emirates Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Brighton could welcome back Bernardo but Solly March is likely to be sidelined along with Jose Izquierdo. | Dani Ceballos is ruled out, but Arsenal hope Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin could make it.
KEY FACT: Arsenal have never lost a home match against Brighton in any competition
MATCH ODDS: Arsenal 3/5 Draw 16/5 Brighton 17/4
bet365 Pick: Draw @3/1
ANDY SAYS: Arsenal are just not very impressive and I see Brighton getting point here…1-1
GRAEME SAYS: This won’t be easy for Arsenal and I am not convinced they win but I am giving the benefit of some major doubt…2-1
Football Index – One to follow: Matteo Guendouzi – A real beacon of hope for Arsenal

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