Everton vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
The Toffeemen seemed to be one of the best defensive sides the Premier League had to offer in the opening stages of the competition – owing to their consecutive clean sheets in the first two match-days. But later on they failed to keep the charade going, and as of now, have conceded twice or more in their previous three appearances in the PL.
Opponents Sheffield, unlike Norwich, who both gained promotion to the upper division just this last summer, have not enjoyed a sweet start to their new life. Their five match-ups in the tournament have fetched a single win so far, and to this point, their frugal defense has been the sole high-point in their performances.
Everton vs Sheffield United Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two have locked horns just thrice in the 21st century, with Everton remaining unbeaten in all of them.
- Sheffield failed to keep a clean sheet in all three of these fixtures.
- At this venue, the hosts won both the encounters in the last two decades, thus giving rise to a 100% win-record at home.
- Sheffield used to be the stronger side in games preceding this period – which was pre-1993.
Everton vs Sheffield United Prediction
The Toffees missed the cut-off for European competition by a whisker the last season. They had been involved in the race for the spot till the very end with the likes of Wolves, Leicester, Watford etc, at the end of which, Wolverhampton triumphed.
This failure has been a major motivation for the players to put on an even better performance this time around, and they had even succeeded in that regards in the opening stages of the PL. But two unexpected losses have given them quite the reality check they needed.
At present, the team is desperate to get back on track, and with them enjoying the home advantage against a newly-promoted as well as a struggling squad, the upper hand goes to the hosts.
Moreover, at Goodison Park, Marco Silva’s men have been an entirely different beast. They have registered wins in six straight games here (all PL fixtures) and kept clean sheets in six of their prior seven appearances here as well.
On the other hand, the Blades are winless in their three previous away ties and have managed just a single clean sheet this whole season, which was incidentally at their home.
By the looks of things, count on the hosts putting on a great performance.
Everton vs Sheffield United Betting Tips
Everton to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
To Win Either Half: Everton @ 1.40 (2/5).