Everton vs Sheffield United: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Everton vs Sheffield United: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Everton will look to keep pace in the hunt for European football when they host Sheffield United in the Premier League on Sunday at 7pm.

Everton vs Sheffield United: Betting Tips

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Everton vs Sheffield United: Predictions

Everton remain firmly in the race for European football, with a seventh-placed position — which will likely be a spot in next season’s inaugural Europa Conference League — or even higher in Carlo Ancelotti’s sights. The Toffees are currently eighth but level on points with Tottenham in seventh.

If the Merseysiders are to give themselves a fighting chance come the final matchday, in which they take on champions Manchester City at the Etihad, then Ancelotti will need to avoid any potential banana skins over the next week, making this game against already-relegated Sheff Utd a must win.

Dropped points against Aston Villa last time out has just tempered the Toffees’ momentum after executing a smash-and-grab triumph over West Ham at the London Stadium, but Ancelotti is a world-class tactician and will feel confident of getting the job done against the Blades.

Should Sheffield United come up short at Goodison Park then they will equal the record number of defeats by a team in a Premier League season: Ipswich Town in 1994/95, Sunderland in 2005/06 and Derby County in 2007/08, who all lost 29 games.

Everton vs Sheffield United: Match Stats

It could be argued that under Ancelotti, Everton are more pragmatic than pleasing-to-the-eye, particularly when James Rodriguez is not on the pitch. In recent months, the Toffees have professionally collected points, with nine of their last 12 Premier League games having ended with under 2.5 goals. They have also kept seven clean sheets in that time.

Everton vs Sheffield United: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Everton 2-0 Sheffield United

Everton vs Sheffield United: Odds


Everton vs Sheffield United: Head to Head

26 Dec 2020 – Sheffield United 0-1 Everton – Premier League

20 Jul 2020 – Sheffield United 0-1 Everton – Premier League

21 Sep 2019 – Everton 0-2 Sheffield United – Premier League

24 Aug 2011 – Everton 3-1 Sheffield United – League Cup

03 Mar 2007 – Sheffield United 1-1 Everton – Premier League

It required a goal in the final 10 minutes, but Everton got the job done against the Blades at Bramall Lane earlier this season courtesy of Gylfi Sigurdsson, with those three points now looking absolutely crucial with the margins so fine in the top half of the table.

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