Sheffield United vs Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
With an incredible backline to count on, Sheffield will surely be putting forth a commendable defensive performance. Add in their home advantage, and the overall struggles of Bournemouth this season, and we have a favorite in Sheffield United.
Sheffield United vs Bournemouth Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw. The game had taken place in August.
- This past decade, Sheffield hold a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- Not once have Bournemouth kept a clean sheet in the said period.
- At this venue, the hosts have scored twice or more in all encounters since 2010.
- In fact, disregarding a single draw (August 2019), Sheffield hold a 100% winning record in last ten years.
Sheffield United vs Bournemouth Match Preview
Sheffield won on the road the last match-day, against Crystal Palace. It was a typical performance by the guests, as they registered a low-scoring, win to nil.
The whole of the ninety minutes saw a single goal in total, and it was the second clean sheet in a row for the victors.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth won at home the past game week, as they registered a 2-1 scoreline over Aston Villa.
After a long series of unimpressive performances, it was a welcome change for the team. However, the fact that win had come against a relegation-battler indicates that there’s still a lot to improve at the Bournemouth camp.
Going on, Sheffield have been one of the best defensive teams in the competition this season. No one really expected the squad to make such a kind of an impact, as they had just gained promotion to the top flight.
They have kept clean sheets in their last two games, and did so in three of their former five games as well. In fact, the Blades have conceded a total of just two goals from their prior five match-ups.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth have seriously imploded this season. Last time around, they were a formidable team in the contest, but as of now, they are running scared to avoid relegation.
So far, they have secured a total of just 26 points from their 25 matches, and have lost eight of their total twelve league fixtures on the road.
Sheffield United vs Bournemouth Prediction
Sheffield are placed sixth in the table, and they have a serious opportunity to make it to Europe next season. The team also has the home advantage, and are on a two-game winning run. They were also unbeaten in 16 of their last 20 overall fixtures, and the four losses had come against Manchester City (twice), Liverpool, and Newcastle.
At home, since October, they have lost just against reigning champions City, and Newcastle. On the other hand, Bournemouth are a relegation-battler, and were winless in 17 of their previous 22 overall games. On the road, they are on a three-match losing run, were winless in nine of their last trips, and had lost eight of their past ten such games.
Most importantly, Sheffield hold a 100% unbeaten record in h2h clashes this past decade, and a 100% winning record at home. They would have held a 100% winning record in overall games, if not for single draw. As such, expect the hosts Sheffield to deliver a win this Sunday.
On the same note, count on the indomitable defense of the Blades to do their job. If not for the crazy team by Jurgen Klopp, Sheffield would have held the best defensive record in the league this season.
Moreover, Bournemouth had failed to score in seven of their previous ten away fixtures as well. Also note that Sheffield have so far scored a total of 26 goals from their 25 PL games this season. Likely, expect this upcoming encounter to be low-scoring in nature.
Sheffield United vs Bournemouth Betting Tips
Sheffield United to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).