Liverpool vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 2 January 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Liverpool are massive favorites to register the three points this Thursday at Anfield. They have the momentum, talent, and on top of all that, the home advantage to support their cause.
Liverpool vs Sheffield United Head-to-head (h2h)
- Liverpool won the reverse fixture 0-1, for which they were on the road.
- Sheffield have not scored a goal in the last two clashes, and in return, conceded five goals.
- In the last two decades, not once have Sheffield kept a clean sheet.
- At this venue, the hosts hold a 100% winning record in the past twenty years, and not once have conceded a goal.
Liverpool vs Sheffield United Match Preview
Loyal fans have already started speculating about going the whole league season unbeaten. Though Klopp and his boys might deny it, this must be in the back of their minds too.
It really would be something else to put an end to a three-decade long wait with a Golden Premier League Trophy.
The likes of Sheffield could play spoilsport to this plan though. They do not have anything to lose from a defeat against the toppers of the table, but a whole lot to gain from a surprising victory against the mighty Reds.
This nothing-to-lose attitude could do a whole lot of damage for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Jurgen Klopp and his men, and they need to be careful.
Liverpool vs Sheffield United Prediction
Liverpool fought hard for a 1-0 win the last match-day against Wolves. The hectic schedule did have the potential to put an end to the glorious streak of the Reds, but they managed to wade through it.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United were defeated at the Etihad by the reigning champions, Manchester City. After a goalless first half, Kevin De Bruyne chipped in with a goal and an assist to secure a 2-0 win for the Citizens.
This Thursday, the favorites are easily the current European champions. They have been on another dimension in terms of form this season. So far, they have dropped just two points this league campaign, and the season is already at its halfway mark.
They also have the fire of the three-decade-long wait to give them strength to go through all the challenges in pursuit of that elusive league triumph.
Going on, the Reds won an impressive 27 of their prior 31 overall games, and 15 of their preceding 16 at home. On top of that, the Anfield factor will play a role in determining the outcome of the game as well.
On the other hand, Sheffield had gained promotion to the top flight just this last summer, and in spite of their impressive run, they surely do lack in experience, and are not accustomed to the intensity levels required to thrive in the PL.
Sheffield also have recorded a total of just three wins this season on the road, and of those had come against the dead-last placed Norwich.
Furthermore, at home, Liverpool hold a 100% winning record in the past two decades, and have not conceded a goal in the process. In overall meetings, Sheffield have not won once this last 20 years as well.
Moreover, the guests are already exhausted after their ordeal at the Etihad just this last match-day, and to take a trip to Anfield in the next game, is just too much of an ask.
Bringing under the microscope all these findings, it’s clearly evident that Liverpool are the favorites to post the three points this Thursday.
Liverpool vs Sheffield United Betting Tips
To Score in First Half: Liverpool @ 1.40 (2/5)
Liverpool -1, -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5).