Sheffield United vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane.
The Blues have managed to climb to the third spot, and it took them a lot of effort. However, the Foxes, who are placed fourth, are just a single point below, and are pitted against one of the weakest teams in the competition this weekend.
As such, Frank Lampard’s men have no option but to gun for the three points this Saturday. But they are taking on the Blades, who have been determined to qualify for Europe at any cost.
They have also performed well at home all through the season. On the same note, the Blues have found it hard to defend away from the Stamford Bridge.
By the looks of things, expect the in-form Chelsea, who have a great h2h record against this opponent, to deliver the better performance. Be that as it may, a clean sheet does not look likely for them, as Sheffield have been on a rampage going after a European ticket.
Sheffield United vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a high-scoring 2-2 draw.
- Lampard’s men had won three of the previous four clashes.
- They have also scored two or more goals in every game since 1994.
- It’s been 27 years since they have lost against this opponent.
- At this venue, the hosts won three of the preceding five encounters.
Sheffield United vs Chelsea: Prediction
Chris Wilder’s men recorded a 1-0 win at home the last match-day, against Wolves. It was an inspiring win for the hosts, as they slotted in the winner of the game in the 90+3rd minute.
Meanwhile, the Blues secured a 2-3 victory on the road the past game week, against Crystal Palace. The combination of Willian, and Christian Pulisic, seems to be doing wonders for the team since the season resumed.
By the looks of things, the 2016-17 champions appear to be the favorites this weekend. They are one of the best teams in the league, and are going after a podium finish. On the other hand, their counterparts had secured promotion to the top flight just this past summer.
On top of that, Lampard’s men are unbeaten against this opponent since 1993, and have scored two or more goals in every fixture since 1994. Keep note that they have also won eight of their last nine overall fixtures, whereas their counterparts have a total of three wins from their previous ten games.
As such, expect Chelsea to post the three points on the board this Saturday.
However, understand that Wilder’s men defeated Wolves and Tottenham in back-to-back games at home the last week, and have failed to score at this venue just against Manchester City and Newcastle, since September 2019.
Importantly, the Blues have a total of one clean sheet away from home in the PL this season, and it had come back in December. Taking into account these stats, expect goals from both teams this weekend.
Sheffield United vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Chelsea to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).