Brighton vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton).
Brighton cannot afford to drop points any longer, as they are just five points shy of falling into the relegation zone. With home advantage at hand, the hosts will be eying all three points for the taking against Sheffield United this Saturday.
Brighton vs Sheffield United Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter, which was back in 2006, saw Sheffield United pick up a 3-1 win.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their past five fixtures.
- Only one of their last six games have finished as a tie.
- There have been over 2.5 goals on the final scoreboards in four of their past six matchups.
- Sheffield United have registered the win thrice in their previous five clashes. (W-3, D-1, L-1)
Brighton vs Sheffield United Prediction
Brighton were made to settle for no more than a point for the second successive week after Crystal Palace came back from behind to post a 1-1 scorecard. Despite taking the initial lead through Neal Maupay in the second half, the hosts failed to keep their counterparts at bay and ultimately paid the price for it with Wilfried Zaha putting his side level.
The home side have now picked up a win just once in their last three PL games. At the moment, they are placed thirteen on the ladder, one point adrift of the visiting contingent.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United will be making the trip to Amex Stadium on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Aston villa at home. The guests are on a two-match winning streak as well and have stumbled just once in their past five fixtures.
It is also worth mentioning that the Blades are the only team, apart from Liverpool, to remain unbeaten in their outings. Be that as it may, the visitors have come away with all three points just twice in their last eight trips on the road.
In sharp contrast, Brighton have looked a lot more menacing at home. They have tasted success in three of their previous five games here. And, have garnered ten points from a possible fifteen in the process as well.
With home advantage in the bag, it goes without saying that Brighton have the upper hand in this one. However, as previously mentioned, Sheffield have not admitted defeat on the road so far. Given that they are also unbeaten in their last two h2h fixtures, the safest choice would be opting for a Draw no Bet.
Furthermore, the home side have kept a clean sheet twice in their past five games at Amex Stadium. Moreover, they have conceded just ten goals from their last eight clashes here.
On the other hand, the Blades have been tough to breach, even on the road. They have let in just seven goals away from home. Which is also the second least by any side in the cluster.
Taking into account that their past two h2h meetings here have also been low scoring affairs, expect goals to be hard to come by this weekend.
Brighton vs Sheffield United Betting tips
Draw no bet: Brighton @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).