Sheffield United vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
Unbeaten in last five, the newly promoted Sheffield United will be eyeing to make life tough for a Manchester United side that won just 1 away game so far this season.
George Baldock’s late goal helped the Blades to hold Spurs to a 1-1 draw and stretch their unbeaten run to 5 Premier League games (3W, 2D).
Despite enjoying a solid first half to the season, Chris Wilder will be keen to improve his team’s home record that stand at 3 wins and 3 draws from 6 games so far. There are some positives in this aspect as they defeated Burnley (3-0) and Arsenal (1-0) in the latest two affairs at the Brammall Lane.
Manchester United on the other hand are coming to this match sitting at 7th in the Premier League table, after a solid 3-1 win over Brighton at Old Trafford.
However, Solskjaer’s men struggled on the road this season having managed just 1 win from 6 games so far. Conceding goals has been a problem for them in travels, while opponents often find it easy to shut them down after taking the lead.
The Red Devils were defeated 0-1 by Bournemouth, the last time they were on the road at. The lone goal came in the dying minutes of first half from Joshua King in a match Solksjaer’s men managed just 4 shots on goals.
Let’s take a quick look at the recent meetings between the sides, before we formulate the predictions for this EPL fixture.
Sheffield United vs Manchester United Head-to-head (h2h)
Last Premier League meeting between the two sides happened in 2006/07 season and both fixtures resulted in wins for Manchester United.
Their only other meeting since is the 2016 FA Cup settled by a late penalty goal by Wayne Rooney.
Sheffield United vs Manchester United Prediction
Manchester United have been largely inconsistent in this Premier League campaign, both home and away. This will be another tough outing for them with Sheffield United being a team that likes to sit back and hit opponents on the counter.
It is worth to note that Chris Wilder’s men will not be fazed by the reputation of opponents, it wasn’t long ago they came back from 2 goals down to hold Chelsea to a stalemate at Stamford Bridge, a team that can be compared to their Sunday’s visitors.
Coming to the best picks, we are looking at a drab first half with as the hosts often managed to shut down opponents at Brammall Lane this season. Coupled with United’s scoring problems on the road, we are looking at the correct score 0-0 in first half, offered at sky high 2.65 odd by sportsbook NJ.
While the above option is a value bet, we are looking at under 2.5 goals full-time as the safe bet for this Premier League fixture. Only 1 of Sheffield’s last 8 Premier League games saw 2 or more goals, while only 1 of United’s 6 away games this season produced the same.
To sum up, I wouldn’t back an outright winner in this game, it appears to me that the Blades have a few tricks up their sleeves to surprise the Devils this Sunday.
Sheffield United vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.70 (7/10).
Correct First half Score: 0-0 @ 2.70 (17/10) odd.