Sheffield United vs Arsenal
England – FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 28 June 2020
Kick-off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane.
The Blades have not at all responded well to the Covid-19 break. Since the season resumed, the team have failed to score a single goal, and to pile on that, they conceded three or more goals in their last two games.
The state of Gunners have not been impressive as well. They are on a losing run ever since return of football after the pandemic halt, and they have seriously jeopardized their chances for Europe with these performances.
On that account, this is a must-win game for either squad. However, the Gunners hold the upper hand here, though slightly. They have been one of the best teams in the competition for a long time, and they are enormously experienced.
On the other hand, the Blades were not even in the top flight the past season. On top of that, the Gunners have a good h2h record against this rival as well. Consequentially, expect Arsenal to be the better team on the pitch this Sunday.
Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ten of the former twelve wins had gone to the Gunners.
- The Blades conceded three or more goals in two of the preceding four encounters.
- Since 2006, only once have the Blades won against this opponent.
- The last time these two clashed at this stadium in the FA Cup, the Gunners managed to progress.
- Since 1994, the Blades have scored a total of two goals at home.
Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Prediction
The Blades recorded a 1-2 win on the road in the last round of the competition, against Reading. Despite the team coming from a lower division, it took the guests till the extra time to slot in the winner.
Meanwhile, the Gunners registered a 0-2 win on the road the past game week, against Portsmouth. Both the goals were scored just minutes apart on either side of the half-time break.
As things stand, the Gunners hold the advantage. They are comparatively far more experienced than the Blades who were not even in the Premier League in 2018-19. On top of that, after their horror show in the league, the Gunners will surely be aiming for FA Cup glory.
On top of that, the Gunners have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years, and to further swing the tide in favor of the Gunners, their counterparts are more worried about qualifying for Europe, rather than progressing to the semis of the FA Cup.
As such, expect the wounded Arsenal to present a great fight this Sunday. However, the Blades have shown to be capable of taking on great teams, and do not expect this would be a cake-walk for the guests.
Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Arsenal or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Arsenal to Win Either Half @ 1.75 (3/4).