Prediction and odds for the game: Sheffield United (5/2) v Manchester United (6/5)
When: Sunday 23rd November 2019 4:30 PM kick-off
Where: Bramall Lane
On Sunday, Sheffield United and Manchester United go head-to-head at Bramall Lane in a potentially intriguing clash.
The Blades have made a solid start to life back in the Premier League after last seasons promotion. Chris Wilder’s side are currently fifth-place in the English top-flight table after an undefeated run of five games. Last time out, the Blades claimed a 1-1 draw at Tottenham.
The game in north London was typical of the Blades recent matches in that it was a tight, low-scoring affair, as seven of the home side’s last eight league matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
The Yorkshire outfit has enjoyed mixed fortunes at Bramall Lane this season in the Premier League, winning three and losing three of their home matches in the English top-flight.
The Blades recent home matches in the Premier League have been low-scoring, as three of their last four matches at Bramall Lane have produced under 2.5 goals. A 3-0 home win over Burnley last time out on home soil ended a run of low-scoring games.
The Red Devils recent Premier League form may not have been great, but they have recorded victories in five of their last six games in all competitions, including winning two of their last three games in the top-flight.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team could leapfrog the home side in the table with a victory. They would still be massive outsiders to finish in the Champions League spots next season, as United are currently nine points outside the top-four in the table. A good run of form may just bring the visitors back in contention, though.
The visitors recent away form is poor, as the Red Devils have won just once on their travels in the English top-flight since March. Solskjaer’s team have lost their last three away matches, failing to score in any of the defeats. United needs to improve on their travels if they are going to gatecrash the Premier League top-four this season.
Despite their recent struggles in front of goal on the road, French forward Anthony Martial has scored three times and produce the same number of assists in just six league starts this season. Fellow forward Marcus Rashford has found his form of late and has scored six times and produced three assists in the top-flight. United will need both their star forwards to be at their best to break through the stubborn Blades backline.
The Red Devils have won the last three meetings between these two teams, with the last being back in 2016 in the FA Cup, a game the visitors won 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Sheffield United are a tough nut to crack, especially at Bramall Lane. However, they have won just two of their last seven games in the top-flight and the Red Devils head to Yorkshire in improving form.
We are backing the visitors to record a victory in a low-scoring encounter, although it is unlikely to be a comfortable win for Solskjaer’s team.
Verdict: Back the away win at odds of 6/5 and the under 2.5 goals at odds of 4/6.[reviewTableLarge ids=”620,639,642″ title=”Best betting sites to place bet on this game are:”]
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