Sheffield United vs Stoke City
English League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 23rd October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield)
Sheffield United lost the top spot last round and will be eager to go back there. So where’s the problem? Stoke City stands in the way with its own ambitions for high finish despite all the poor results.
Sheffield United may have dropped from the first place but is still a team to be reckoned with. They are sitting second just on goal difference and may top the league again in a blink of an eye. The Blades are a strong side which does not shine in any particular department but has a strong and organized squad with lots of experience.
Last week both their top scorers failed to score and the team lost. They visited Pride Park taking on the tough challenge provided by Derby County. It all went horribly wrong when the hosts scored literally with the first whistle. Sheffield managed to equalize near the end of the half just to concede again in the second and fall to a 2-1 defeat.
Stoke are still disappointing. They are closer to the relegation zone than to the playoffs. The Potters can’t seem to find their game and lose tons of points. Their away form is at most average with their single victory so far which doesn’t help the team much.
Home losses to teams from the second part of the table aren’t helpful either. Stoke may had 70% of ball possession against Birmingham but the players were not sure what to do with the ball and how to break down the opponents defensive line. They didn’t have a lot of chances and rightfully got hit on the counter several times. Adams managed to put one in for the visitors just after 80 minutes have passed and this proved to be the only goal.
Sheffield United vs Stoke City: Head-to-head
- Sheffield won 4 of their last 5 games
- Sheffield is unbeaten in 5 home games
- Sheffield United opened the score in 4 of their last 5 games
- Stoke conceded at least 2 goals in 6 of their 7 away games
- Stoke has seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 games
- The sides met in a preseason friendly back in 2017 which Sheffield won 2-1
- Last 3 games between the sides at Bramall Lane saw over 2.5 goals
Sheffield United vs Stoke City: Predictions
Sheffield will be eager to get back on track. While Stoke remains a decent side their away from just can’t be ignored. They won at Norwich in their previous visit but it is more of a surprise than a norm. Sheffield are expected winners here with a game likely to have some goals.
Sheffield United vs Stoke City: Bet Tips
Sheffield to win at 1.90 (9/10)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.90 (9/10).