Sheffield United vs Manchester City Prediction & Match Preview

Sheffield United vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).

City are given the tag of favorites for this match-up – considering their superior talent on roster, their comparatively better form, dominance in h2h clashes, and the fact that they are the defending champions taking on a newly-promoted squad.

Sheffield United vs Manchester City Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture ended in a 2-0 win for Manchester City.
  • Since 2000, only once have Sheffield won against this opponent.
  • City won two of the former three clashes at this venue.
  • The last the Manchester Blues failed to score at this stadium was two decades back.

Sheffield United vs Manchester City Match Preview

Manchester City are digging themselves deeper into a hole, and there seems practically no escape from it. The team once again dropped points the last match-day, and are falling behind the Reds day by day.

Even for staunch supporters, the dream of a third title in a row seems imrobable as of now. Still, it’s not in Pep Guardiola’s nature to throw in the towel. The Spaniard will keep fighting until the title is mathematically deemed impossible.

Sheffield United vs Manchester City Prediction

Sheffield United had taken a trip to Emirates Stadium the previous game week, and held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw.

In the meantime, Manchester City experienced a setback as they too were held to a draw by Crystal Palace, and that too at the Etihad. The match ended with a scoreline of 2-2.

This Tuesday, in spite of the results in the last match-day, City are considered favorites. The wounded champions will be gearing up for a massive win, and several factors are in their favor.

The Citizens are the reigning champions, in fact back-to-back champions, and are considered to be one of the elite of world football. They have the services of some of the best players in the world, who have found their form in the most exciting stage of the season.

Sergio Aguero, who have scored five goals in the last two games, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez etc are some of the few to name the talents in the champions’ roster. On top of all this, they are guided by arguably the best manager of recent times, our very own Pep Guardiola.

On the other hand, Sheffield United gained promotion to this top flight just this last summer, and are severely under-experienced, and under-exposed.

They were also winless in four of their last six games, and were so in six of their previous eleven match-ups. 

On the contrary, City were unbeaten in ten of their last ten games, and impressively had won nine of these. On the road, they had won six of their preceding seven fixtures as well.

In addition, the Manchester outfit had also won the reverse fixture of this game, and had kept a clean sheet then as well. Moreover, City have lost just once against this opponent since 2000, and had won two of their former three visits to this stadium as well.

Finally, understand that Pep’s squad have been the best offensive unit in the whole of the competition, and have scored 64 goals from their total 23 fixtures in the PL. On the road, in their 11 league encounters, the team have scored at a rate of 3 goals per match-up.

Bringing all these factors under purview, it’s concluded that Manchester City are in line to deliver a massive win this Tuesday.

Sheffield United vs Manchester City Betting Tips

  • Manchester City to Score in First Half @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Manchester City @ 1.40 (2/5).