Southampton vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 13 December 2020
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Blades are the worst team in the competition by a mile, and are deservedly placed 20th in the table. They are also the only team yet to secure a win in the whole league, and have scored the least number of goals so far as well.
In fact, they have failed to score at least at a rate of 0.5 goals per fixture. However, in return they have conceded in plenty.
Do also note their winless record comprises of 10 losses, and a single draw – just one defeat short of a 100% losing record.
Likely, they easily are early contenders to be relegated at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, the Saints are one of the best in the PL, and possess the fifth spot in standings at the moment. They have lost just thrice all through this season, and two of those losses had come against Tottenham, and Manchester United.
In addition, they also have a good h2h record in recent times against this opponent, and have scored in plenty in such games at home.
As such, expect Southampton to deliver the better performance this weekend at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men recorded a 3-1 win at home in the latest encounter.
- They are also on a two-fixture winning run, and had registered six of the former ten overall wins.
- They have scored two or more goals in six of the last nine matches, and scored three or more goals in four of the past seven games.
- The last the guests won at this venue was back in 2009.
Southampton vs Sheffield United: Prediction
The Saints recorded a 1-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Brighton. In the meantime, Chris Wilder’s men lost 1-2 at home against Leicester.
Going on, Hasenhuttl’s men were unbeaten in eight of their previous nine overall fixtures, and had won three of their previous four home appearances. They had also scored two or more goals in their former five straight home fixtures.
On the other hand, their opposite number are on a six-game losing run, and are on a 13-match winless run as well (11 of which were defeats). They have also not won a single fixture on the road since February.
Most importantly, at this venue, the hosts are on a winning run in h2h clashes since 2009, and have scored consistently in such match-ups as well.
Taking these observations into account, expect a comfortable Southampton win this Sunday.
Southampton vs Sheffield United: Betting Tips
To Win: Southampton @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Southampton @ 1.83 (5/6).