Sheffield United vs Everton
England – Premier League
Date: Monday, 20 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane.
The fairy tale of the Blades could still come true. After securing promotion just the last summer, they delivered a valiant pursuit of the European spots. And with just two games remaining for the season to come to an end, they need a surplus of two points to make the cut-off.
As of now, they are placed eighth in the table, with 54 points. They need to overtake the seventh-placed Tottenham (55 points), and the sixth-placed Wolves (56 points), in order to obtain a Europa ticket.
Fortunately for them that the Spurs are taking on Leicester this game week, and could be counted on to drop points. Wolves meanwhile, have an easier opponent this match-day, but are pitted against Chelsea in their final fixture.
As such, Chris Wilder’s men could get into the top-six if they manage to win their remaining two games. It helps that they are taking on the Toffees, who have been ruled out of contention for the European zone.
Moreover, they have been a total disaster on the road, while their counterparts have been killing it at home. Likely, expect a Sheffield United win this Monday.
Sheffield United vs Everton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Blades recorded a 0-2 win on the road in the reverse fixture.
- They had also registered six of the former nine wins.
- Keep note that they had kept clean sheets in five of the previous nine match-ups.
- At home, they have a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent since 1990.
- Since 1991, they have conceded a total of one goal at this stadium.
Sheffield United vs Everton: Prediction
Wilder’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day against Leicester. Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti’s men were held to a 1-1 draw at home by the relegation-threatened Aston Villa.
The Toffees have been playing with no heart for quite some time, that even their own manager came out and criticized in public their attitude. The Blades, who are absolutely determined to make the cut-off, will easily take advantage of this.
Moreover, Wilder’s men were unbeaten in four of the previous five overall matches, and are on a four-game winning run at home in PL fixtures.
On top of that, Ancelotti’s men had lost four of their last five road trips, and had conceded three or more goals in three of their previous five such trips.
Finally, the Blades have a 100% unbeaten record at home in h2h fixtures since 1990, and have conceded one goal in such matches at home since 1991. Taking into account these stats, expect Sheffield United to emerge victorious this Monday.
Sheffield United vs Everton: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Sheffield United @ 1.50 (1/2)
Sheffield United to Score in First Half @ 2.00 (1/1).