Manchester United vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
Both these teams are targeting a fifth-place finish or higher this season in the PL, in order to qualify for the Champions League. In that regards these two are direct competitors, and a win in this fixture is going to be hugely beneficial for either.
On top of that, Wolves (currently placed sixth in the table) will be closely monitoring the result of this game, as they do have an easier opponent this match-day, and if either of the Devils or Blades drops points, it will be good news for them.
The incredible experience the Devils have in crunch situations, their impressive h2h record, the recent loss of the Blades, and the return of Paul Pogba to the playing eleven – all combine to suggest that Manchester United have a great upper hand this Wednesday.
Manchester United vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Devils won six of the past seven encounters.
- It’s been 28 years since the Blades have recorded a win against this opponent.
- Eight of the preceding ten games saw the Blades conceding two or more goals.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% winning record against this rival.
- Since 1993, the Devils have not conceded a single goal at this ground.
Manchester United vs Sheffield United: Prediction
The Red Devils secured a 1-1 win on the road against Tottenham the last match-day. Despite taking on their former manager, the 13-time champions showed no sense of panic. After trailing for a single goal for the majority of the fixture, the Devils slotted in the equalizer in the 81st minute.
In the meantime, the Blades lost 3-0 on the road the past game week, against Newcastle. Needing the whole 3 points in order to go after a European spot, the guests struggled to compete against the spirit of the Magpies. After a goalless first half, the visitors conceded three in the next 45 minutes.
As things stand, the Devils have the superiority. They have been one of the best teams in the competition since its inception, and are astoundingly familiar with pressure situations. On the other hand, the Blades are practically a newcomer to this tough league.
On top of that, the Devils are on a 12-game unbeaten run, and have lost at home just twice since September (one of which was against Manchester City). On the other hand, the Blades are fresh off a huge loss against the Magpies.
Going on, it’s been 28 years since the Devils have lost against this opponent, and they have a 100% winning record at this stadium in h2h clashes. Considering these stats, it’s deduced that Manchester United are on course to deliver a winning performance.
Manchester United vs Sheffield United: Betting Tips
To Win: Manchester United @ 1.44 (4/9)
Manchester United -0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).