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Bournemouth vs Sheffield United Predictions, Tips and Odds: Time running out for the Blades

Sheffield United travel to the Vitality Stadium in the Premier League knowing time is running out in their battle against relegation. At the same time, Bournemouth will be hoping to put more distance between themselves and the bottom three.

Bournemouth vs Sheffield United predictions

Bournemouth vs Sheffield United: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? No 27/25 by BetMGM
Correct Score Bournemouth 2-0 Sheffield United 7/1 by Unibet
First Goalscorer Dominic Solanke

The stats behind our Bournemouth vs Sheffield United predictions:

  • Sheffield United have failed to score in six away league games this season.
  • Bournemouth are unbeaten in their past three league games against Sheffield United.
  • Dominic Solanke has scored in five home league games this season.

Can Sheffield United beat the odds?

It’s crunch time for Sheffield United. If the severity of the situation hasn’t already dawned on them, the Blades must surely know now that they’re facing an uphill battle. With just under a third of the season left to play, Sheffield United are bottom of the Premier League.

Although Chris Wilder’s men are level on points with Burnley, they have an inferior goal difference, at an incredible -44. But even if they were closer, there is still a big gap between Sheffield United and actual safety. Everton are currently 17th and they sit eight points above Sheffield United. Even 18th-placed Luton are seven points clear of the Blades with a game in hand.

Wilder’s appointment, replacing Paul Heckingbottom, was meant to revive Sheffield United’s season but it hasn’t been enough. Sure, eight of Sheffield United’s 15 points this season have come since Wilder returned, but they have also lost eight games, including two heavy home defeats. Last time out away from home, Sheffield United were beaten 1-0 by Wolves with the main talking point being a scuffle between Vinicius Souza and Jack Robinson in the first half, which went to a VAR check for a red card.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, are eight points clear of the relegation zone but they will be wary of their own form putting them in trouble. The Cherries do also have a game in hand on a lot of the teams around them, but that is against Luton who sit in the bottom three. It’s a position Bournemouth won’t have seen themselves in at the end of 2023, but it’s been a rough year for the Cherries.

Since beating Fulham 3-0 to cap off a four-game winning streak and a run of six wins from seven (with one draw), Bournemouth have now gone winless in seven in the Premier League. Six of those have come since the turn of the year, including three defeats. The run has been tough on the Cherries, with Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City among the opponents but Bournemouth have also dropped points against teams around them such as Fulham and Nottingham Forest.

Bournemouth vs Sheffield United match tip

Under 2.5 goals @ 33/20 by BetUK

You may look at Sheffield United’s defence and predict goals, with the Blades conceding 66 so far this season. But Bournemouth haven’t exactly been convincing in front of goal this season. The Cherries have scored 33 goals in the Premier League so far, with just four teams netting fewer. Of course, one of those teams is Sheffield United, with 22 goals for the campaign. Ten of those have come away from home, with Sheffield United failing to score in six games on the road in the league this season.

Bournemouth vs Sheffield United odds

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*Odds correct as of 08:45 on February 26. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

There won’t be many games this season where Bournemouth are such clear favourites. Sheffield United have been terrible away from home this season, losing 10 of their 13 Premier League games on the road. They’ve only managed to get draws against Brighton and Aston Villa — the latter a massive shock at the time — as well as their sole win against Luton. The win over Luton was just as big, with many believing defeat would have virtually condemned Sheffield United there and then. But Bournemouth perhaps aren’t has favoured as other teams might be, due to their own struggles for form.

Bournemouth vs Sheffield United team news

Bournemouth team news

In  Out Doubtful
Max Aarons, James Hill, Tyler Adams, Ryan Fredericks

Bournemouth are still waiting on the Premier League debut of Tyler Adams, who has only managed 20 minutes in the EFL since joining in the summer, struggling with injuries. The American is closer to a return but this game will be too soon. James Hill is another not expected out until after the international break, while Ryan Fredericks and Max Aarons are longer-term absentees.

Top Scorer: Dominic Solanke (14)

Card Magnet: Marcos Senesi (8)

Assist Ace: Marcus Tavernier (4)

Sheffield United team news

In  Out Doubtful
Mason Holgate, John Egan, Chris Basham, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Max Lowe, Daniel Jebbison

Sheffield United will hope to have a few players back for this game, but their list of absentees is still long. Mason Holgate serves the final game of his three match ban for a red card in the 5-0 defeat to Brighton, while Chris Basham, Rhys Norrington-Davies and Max Lowe are all out for the season.

Top Scorer: Oli McBurnie (4)

Card Magnet: Anel Ahmedhodzic (8)

Assist Ace: Gustavo Hamer (3)

How to watch Bournemouth vs Sheffield United Live

Bournemouth vs Sheffield United takes place at 3pm on Saturday 9th March but won’t be available to watch live on TV in the UK.

Bournemouth vs Sheffield United head-to-head

  • 25 November 2023 – Sheffield United 1-3 Bournemouth – Premier League
  • 9 April 2022 – Sheffield United 0-0 Bournemouth – Championship
  • 2 October 2021 – Bournemouth 2-1 Sheffield United – Championship
  • 9 February 2020 – Sheffield United 2-1 Bournemouth – Premier League
  • 10 August 2019 – Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield United – Premier League

Bournemouth are unbeaten in their past three games against Sheffield United, winning two. It’s the longest they’ve gone without defeat against the Cherries since the 1980s, when they drew four games in a row — the first four meetings between these two sides. Bournemouth have never won consecutive matches against Sheffield United.


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