Burnley vs Sheffield United Premier League predictions: Tips, odds & team news
Burnley and Sheffield United meet in what can already be described as a relegation six-pointer in the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).
Burnley vs Sheffield United odds
*Odds correct as of 14:30 on December 01
Despite Everton’s 10-point deduction, the Toffees were kept from the bottom of the Premier League by Burnley. The Clarets join Everton on four points for the season, but have a significantly worst goal difference. It hasn’t been a happy return to the top-flight for Burnley, with Vincent Kompany really struggling to adapt his tactics as one of the lower sides. Burnley have managed just one draw and a win against Luton, but they have been on a six-game losing streak since the latter.
Vincent Kompany will be desperate to finally a point on the board at home so far this season and avoid becoming the first team in English Football League history to lose each of their first eight at home in a single campaign.
Sheffield United aren’t doing much better. Runners-up to Burnley in the Championship last season, Sheffield United have won one more point than their promotion rivals but remain in the relegation zone — despite jumping up one space with Everton’s drop. They have five points to their name, with four of those coming in their past three games. There was a controversial win over Wolves followed up by a draw with Brighton, before a 3-1 home defeat to Bournemouth last time out.
This fixture sees two of the four sides yet to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League this term (along with Brighton and Luton) and the two sides with the most goals conceded go head-to-head.
Burnley vs Sheffield United predictions
Burnley vs Sheffield United: Predictions
|4/5 with 10bet
|Burnley 1-1 Sheffield United
|6/1 with Midnite
|10/1 with Boylesports
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The stats behind our Burnley vs Sheffield United predictions:
- Sheffield United haven’t won at Turf Moor since 2008, a run of six games.
- Neither Burnley nor Sheffield United have kept a clean sheet in the PL this season.
- These two sides have conceded the most goals in the division (Sheffield United 34, Burnley 32).
- Sheffield United have never lost a Premier League game against sides starting the day bottom of the table (W4 D7).
Burnley vs Sheffield United match tip
If we’re being honest, this isn’t a game that screams excitement, with Burnley and Sheffield United among the favourites for relegation this season and very much in relegation form. But the odds have been in the favour of the home side in this fixture, with Sheffield United winless in six games at Turf Moor, not claiming victory since 2008. The home side has won this fixture in each of the past four meetings, but Burnley don’t really look capable of winning.
Burnley vs Sheffield United Bet-Builder tip
Burnley are the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season, netting just 10 goals in their 12 games so far. But Sheffield United aren’t faring much better, scoring just one more. Sheffield United have also won the joint-fewest corners in the Premier League at 42, while Burnley actually rank pretty highly on 71. The Blades do outscore Burnley for yellow cards, though, with 37 across the campaign so far compared to the Clarets’ 24.
Burnley vs Sheffield United team news
Burnley team news
|Lyle Foster, Jack Cork
Burnley will be hoping to have Ameen Al-Dakhil back for this game, with Lyle Foster and Jack Cork are the only confirmed absentees.
Sheffield United team news
|Chris Basham, Rhian Brewster, Rhys Norrington-Davies, John Egan, Tom Davies, Daniel Jebbison
|Oliver McBurnie, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Max Lowe
Oliver McBurnie and Anel Ahmedhodzic should be back for this game, while Max Lowe may also be available. But Sheffield United still have a number of absentees including Chris Basham, Rhian Brewster and John Egan.
Burnley vs Sheffield United head-to-head record
- 10 April 2023 – Burnley 2-0 Sheffield United – Championship
- 5 November 2022 – Sheffield United 5-2 Burnley – Championship
- 23 May 2021 – Sheffield United 1-0 Burnley – Premier League
- 29 December 2020 – Burnley 1-0 Sheffield United – Premier League
- 17 September 2020 – Burnley 1-1 Sheffield United – EFL Cup
These pair shared wins in each of the last two league seasons, with both sides claiming victory in their home fixture.