Southampton vs Sheffield United Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Sunday, 26 July 2020. Scheduled kick-off 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
Both teams have ruled out European qualification as well as relegation, and play a pretty relaxed game on Sunday. However, at different stretches in the season, these squads had shown promise – especially so the Blades. They were actually expected to make it to Europe.
In that regards, this is a disappointing ending to all the hard work they put in. However, the teams will be back next season reinvigorated, and would definitely want to close this season out with a win. Considering there’s nothing to lose, the teams will really go for it as well.
As such, expect goals from both teams this Sunday.
Southampton vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Saints had won the reverse fixture, with a 0-1 scoreline on the road.
- The last eight wins were evenly split between the two teams into four each.
- Eight of the former nine games had failed to end in a draw.
- Since 1990, only two encounters at this stadium had failed to have goals from both teams.
- Five of the preceding seven meetings at this stadium had three or more goals.
Southampton vs Sheffield United: Prediction
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men recorded a 0-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Bournemouth. It was a dramatic game – particularly the second half. After Danny Ings had given his team a 0-1 lead in the 41st minute, he missed a penalty in the 59th minute.
That mistake could have cost the team as the hosts found the back of the net in the 90+5th minute. However, VAR ruled out the goal, only for the Saints to slot in one more goal in the 90+8th minute.
Meanwhile, Chris Wilder’s men lost 0-1 at home the past game week.
In regards to the result of this upcoming encounter, understand that there’s nothing at stake for both teams, and they really could go in for the kill from the get-go, rather than hold fort in the backline.
Moreover, the Saints had failed to keep clean sheets in 11 of their previous 15 overall fixtures, and in 16 of their past 20 appearances at home. And their opposite number had failed to keep clean sheets in 16 of their last 22 road trips.
In addition, in the past thirty years only two h2h match-ups at this ground have failed to have goals from both teams. Considering all these factors, expect goals to come from both teams this Sunday at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton vs Sheffield United: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).