Prediction and odds for the game: Sheffield United (11/10) v Everton (27/10)
We are backing the home win
When: Monday, 20th July 2020, Kick-off 18:00
Where: Bramall Lane
On Monday evening, Sheffield United host Everton at Bramall Lane in the Premier League, as the home side look enhance their chances of European football for next season.
Chris Wilder’s team could be set for a historic campaign if the Blades can finish in the European spots this season, as they have never participated in European football’s biggest competitions.
Sheffield United are currently eighth-place in the league, but that is before Sunday’s games. The Blades trail seventh-place Tottenham by just a point. Spurs face a potentially testing clash with Leicester on Sunday. The Blades will be hoping Jose Mourinho’s team drops points against the fourth-place Foxes.
The Yorkshire outfit suffered at the hands of Leicester last time out, as a 2-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium ended a four-game unbeaten run in the Premier League for the Yorkshire outfit.
The Blades have looked sharp on home soil of late in the English top-flight, as they are unbeaten in six league matches at Bramall Lane, having recorded five wins.
One negative for the home side is that they have won just one of the last four meetings with the Toffees in all competitions.
After a promising return to action in the first few games after the break, Everton’s recent form has dipped dramatically. The Toffees head into this game on a four-match winless run in the Premier League following a 1-1 draw at home against relegation-threatened Aston Villa last time out.
The poor run of form means that Carlo Ancelotti’s team cannot even finish in the top half of the table this season. The Italian has plenty of work ahead of him this summer to strengthen what is now a mediocre Toffees squad. For fans of the Merseysider’s the transfer window cannot come soon enough.
After two clean sheets against Liverpool and Norwich in June, the visitors have now gone five matches without a clean sheet. The Toffees have also been lacklustre in attack to make matters worse for their long-suffering supporters.
Everton have been travel sick this season. Their recent away record in the top-flight sums up their efforts on the road. The Toffees have won just one of their last five away matches in the English top-flight. A trip to Bramall Lane is unlikely to offer a cure to those away day blues.
The situation in this clash seems quite simple, as it is one team with nothing to play for and one without. It is also a good home team against a dire away one. We can on see one winner and that’s the home the Blades. The other bet we are backing is under 2.5 goals, as only Liverpool have conceded fewer top-flight goals than Sheffield United this season. Meanwhile, the Toffees have scored just once in their last four away games in the Premier League.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 11/10 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/13. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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