Prediction and odds for the game: Sheffield United (4/6) v Bournemouth (9/2)
We are backing the home win
When: Sunday 09th February 2020, Kick-off 2 PM
Where: Bramall Lane
On Sunday afternoon, Sheffield United host Bournemouth at Bramall Lane, in a game that could have implications on the top-six and the relegation battle in the Premier League.
The Blades have been inconsistent of late in the English top-flight, winning two of their last seven league matches. However, last time out the Yorkshire team recorded a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace. The game was Sheffield United’s ninth straight league game that has produced under 2.5 goals.
Despite their recent inconsistent league run in the Premier League, Chris Wilder’s team are sixth place in the table, just five points adrift of the Champions League spots.
United’s recent home record at Bramall Lane in the top-flight is highly inconsistent. Chris Wilder’s team have won just two of their last six home matches in the Premier League. Their recent home matches in the top-flight have been low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in their last five home games.
A big positive for Sheffield United is that the Blades are unbeaten in the last five meetings with Bournemouth, recording four wins in the process.
The Cherries have won their last two Premier League games, beating relegation rivals Brighton and Aston Villa, both at the Vitality Stadium. The back-to-back wins have moved Bournemouth two points clear of the relegation zone. The visitors will know that they are still in the fight for top-flight survival.
Eddie Howe’s team have been involved in many high scoring goals games of late in the top-flight, with four of their last five league matches producing over 2.5 goals. The fact that the Cherries have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 league matches has contributed to the high-scoring games of late.
Bournemouth have a poor recent away record in the Premier League, having won just once in nine league matches on their travels. In fact, the Cherries have suffered seven defeats in that poor recent run of form.
Howe’s side has struggled for goals in away games of late in the Premier League, failing to score in four of their last five matches on their travels, scoring just once in the process. Their recent away games in the league have been low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five away matches.
Sheffield United are enjoying a fine season, although their recent form has been inconsistent. Bournemouth have won their last two leagues matches, but both wins have come on home soil.
We are backing the home win, as the Blades should be too strong for the visitors. The other bet we are backing is under 2.5 goals scored, as Sheffield United’s games tend to produce low scoring games, while the Cherries have struggled for away goals.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 4/6 and/or the under 2.5 goals scored which is also odds of 4/6 (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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