Sheffield United vs Tottenham Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Thursday, 2 July 2020. Kick-off 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET at the Bramall Lane.
The race for the seventh spot is going to be an extremely close one. With just six match-days remaining, at least six teams are in running for that final European ticket. As of now, the Spurs are in possession of it, and they will have to go through hell if they are to keep it till the end of the campaign.
The Blades are trailing one point behind Jose Mourinho’s men at the moment, and if the former are able to secure the three points this game week, they will have considerable momentum for the remainder of the season.
On that account, this is a must-win game for both, and for sure we can expect a fiercely competitive game this Thursday. Goals from both teams are expected taking into account what’s at stake, along with the unsteady defense of both.
However, the Spurs do have a marginal upper hand, due to their experience in the top flight, and the guidance of the shrewd Mourinho, who’s well versed with high-pressure situations.
Sheffield United vs Tottenham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the previous seven encounters had goals from both teams.
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- It’s been 13 years since the Blades have recorded a victory.
- Since 1993, every single meeting at this ground have had goals from both teams, as well as three or more goals.
- Not once have the guests kept a clean sheet at this venue.
Sheffield United vs Tottenham: Prediction
Chris Wilder’s men lost 3-0 on the road the last match-day, against Manchester United. The guests were desperate for the three points, but they were subjected to an Anthony Martial master-class.
Meanwhile, Mourinho’s men posted a 2-0 win at home the past game week, against West Ham. After VAR disallowed a goal for the hosts, they were fortunate to have an own goal, and later Harry Kane chipped in with one as well.
As things stand, both squads are desperate for the three points. Not only will the winning team gain huge momentum in their race for the seventh spot, but the loser will be pushed further backwards, as there are five other teams in contention for the same position.
And to pile on, neither of these two squads have performed well in terms of defense lately. While Wilder’s men have conceded two or more goals in their past three games, their counterparts failed to keep clean sheets in nine of their former ten match-ups.
As such, expect goals from both teams this Thursday. In terms of result though, understand that the Blades are a newcomer to this league, and that they are terribly inexperienced. On top of that, the Spurs are considered to be one of the top-six of the PL.
Moreover, they have one of the best managers in world football at their helm too. Considering these factors, expect Tottenham to win at least one half.
Sheffield United vs Tottenham: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
Tottenham to Win Either Half @ 1.40 (2/5).