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Man Utd vs Sheffield United Premier League Predictions, Tips and Odds: Red Devils to add to Blades’ woes

Manchester United vs Sheffield United Predictions, Tips and Odds

Manchester United will be looking for a return to winning ways when they host relegation-threatened Sheffield United in the Premier League.

Man Utd vs Sheffield United predictions

Man Utd vs Sheffield United: Predictions

Bet Prediction Midnite odds
BTTS? Yes 8/13
Correct Score Man Utd 3-1 Sheffield United 9/1
First Goalscorer Bruno Fernandes 11/2

The stats behind our Man Utd vs Sheffield United predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in Manchester United’s last six games across all competitions.=.
  • Man Utd lost 2-1 the last time they hosted Sheffield United back in January 2021, but that was their only defeat to the Blades since 1993.
  • Bruno Fernandes has scored in each of his last four matches, notching five goals in total, with two of them his side’s first of the match.

Time running out

Man Utd reached the FA Cup final at the weekend, but they needed penalties to beat Championship side Coventry City. The Red Devils were cruising at Wembley, leading 3-0 but they were eventually pegged back and taken to extra-time. Coventry thought they had won it in the dying stages of extra-time too, but a 120th-minute goal was ruled out by VAR for the minutest of offside calls.

Although they did advance on penalties, Man Utd are now winless in their past five matches, drawing four and losing one. That’s a run which has seen them drop to seventh in the table, although they are only behind sixth-placed Newcastle on goal difference. Man Utd are in a decent position though. If they win the FA Cup, they’ll go into the Europa League. If they don’t, seventh will get the Europa Conference League spot, so European football is in a good position to return to Old Trafford. However, time is running out if they want to guarantee Europa League football.

At the other end of the table, Sheffield United are on the brink. With five games left to play, the Blades are 10 points from safety and they know they have to win all five of their remaining matches to even stand a chance. But the likelihood is that they’ll be relegated within a week or so. Defeat to Man Utd would leave them with just 12 points left to play for, while they face Newcastle at St James’ Park at the weekend.

The Blades have managed just three league wins all season, and haven’t been able to build on any of them. Since their 3-1 win against Luton in February, Sheffield United have lost six and drawn three, going into this game off the back of two consecutive defeats. The most recent one was pretty damning too, beaten 4-1 by relegation rivals Burnley.

Man Utd vs Sheffield United match tip

Over 3.5 goals @ 10/11 with Midnite

There have been at least four goals in six of Man Utd’s last eight matches across all competitions including each of the past four, and in five of Sheffield United’s last six matches. As you can see from the Comparison Matrix below, Manchester United post predictably superior numbers than Sheffield United at both ends of the pitch, but the Red Devils have still conceded an alarming number of goals; a prime reason why they sit seventh in the table.

Man Utd vs Sheffield United odds

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*Odds correct as of 07:45 on April 24. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Man Utd have lost just once to Sheffield United since 1993, although that did come the last time the Blades visited Old Trafford in 2021. Nevertheless, Sheffield United’s precarious position on the verge of relegation sees them massive underdogs here.

Man Utd vs Sheffield United team news

Man Utd team news

In  Out Doubtful
Lisandro Martinez, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Victor Lindelof, Jonny Evans, Raphael Varane, Mason Mount, Willy Kambwala, Sofyan Amrabat Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Alejandro Garnacho

Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Antony returned for Man Utd at the weekend, but Anthony Martial may not play for the club again, struggling with injury while his contract runs out. This game is expected to come too soon for the likes of Jonny Evans and Raphael Varane, while Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Alejandro Garnacho are all doubts.

Top Scorer: Bruno Fernandes (8)

Card Magnet: Bruno Fernandes (8)

Assist Ace: Bruno Fernandes (6)

Sheffield United team news

In  Out Doubtful
Chris Basham, John Egan, Max Lowe, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Tom Davies, Daniel Jebbison, George Baldock, Jack Robinson Rhian Brewster

Sheffield United will hope to have Rhian Brewster back for this game, but there isn’t much good news surrounding their other injury absentees.

Top Scorer: Oliver McBurnie (6)

Card Magnet: Anel Ahmedhodzic, Jayden Bogle, Gustavo Hamer (9)

Assist Ace: Gustavo Hamer (5)

How to watch Man Utd vs Sheffield United Live

Man Utd vs Sheffield United kicks off on Wednesday 24th April at 8pm but will not be broadcast live in the UK.

Man Utd vs Sheffield United head-to-head

  • 21 October 2023 – Sheffield United 1-2 Man Utd – Premier League
  • 27 January 2021 – Man Utd 1-2 Sheffield United – Premier League
  • 17 December 2020 – Sheffield United 2-3 Man Utd – Premier League
  • 24 June 2020 – Man Utd 3-0 Sheffield United – Premier League
  • 24 November 2019 – Sheffield United 3-3 Man Utd – Premier League

Games between these two sides have often been very close in recent times, with just one goal separating them in each of the last three meetings.