Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park.
The Blades are the absolute worst team in the competition this season, and by a whole mile. They are placed dead last in the table, and are yet to post their first win on the board. Note that they are the only team yet to secure a victory this campaign in the English top flight.
In fact, they have a 100% losing record barring two draws, and have scored the least number of goals of all the teams in the contest – just eight from their total fifteen match-ups till now.
Suffice it to say that it’s a foregone conclusion that they are the top contenders to get relegated at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, this fixture is a blessing from heaven for the struggling Glaziers. They are in urgent need of points – and considering that they are hosting the worst team in the PL, fans will be desperately wishing for a winning performance.
And that’s also the inference for this upcoming encounter at the Selhurst Park – a rare Crystal Palace victory.
Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 0-1 win for Chris Wilder’s men on the road.
- At this stadium though, the guests have a single win since 2005.
- The visitors have scored a total of just one goal at this venue since 2007.
- Meanwhile, the home team won three of the preceding five clashes at this ground.
Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United: Prediction
Roy Hodgson’s men were held to a 1-1 draw the last match-day at home, by Leicester. In the meantime, the Blades lost 0-1 at home against Everton.
Going on, Wilder’s men are on a 16-game winless run, and 14 of these were losses. They have also lost all of their match-ups on the road this season barring one draw, and have conceded two or more goals in all but three such match-ups.
On top of that, they also have a worrying h2h record at this venue over the past two decades.
Likely, expect Crystal Palace to dominate proceedings this Saturday at the Selhurst Park.
Moving on, considering the dismal state of the defense of both teams, the basic expectation is that the game will have at least two goals.
Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United: Betting Tips
Crystal Palace 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).