Sheffield United vs Man Utd Premier League predictions: Tips, odds and team news
Manchester United will be hoping to get things back on track when they travel to face Sheffield United on Saturday at 8pm (UK time).
Sheffield United vs Man Utd odds
*Odds correct as of 14:30 on October 10
Man Utd could have been going into the October international break with four defeats from their past five Premier League matches, in the bottom half of the table. The Red Devils’ poor run started with defeats to Arsenal and Brighton either side of the September international break, the latter ending a long unbeaten run at home. They did beat Burnley in the league but lost at home once again, this time to Crystal Palace. Man Utd were then on their way to three consecutive home league defeats, trailing Brentford going into stoppage time in their final match before the international break. But in the end, they were left thanking Scott McTominay’s heroics, with two goals deep into stoppage time, sealing all three points.
For Sheffield United, the international break was a mini reprieve from their disastrous start, but the quest for a first win must resume. Back in the top flight, the Blades haven’t had the return they will have hoped for, taking just one point from their opening eight matches. The sole point came in a 2-2 draw with Everton before the September international break, but Sheffield United have followed that up with four straight defeats. Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham and Fulham have all taken three points from Sheffield United, the latter a 3-1 defeat to end a terrible period.
Sheffield United vs Man Utd predictions
Sheffield United vs Man Utd: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||4/6 with Sky Bet|
|Correct Score||Sheffield United 1-3 Man Utd||11/1 with Bet365|
|First Goalscorer||Rasmus Hojlund||19/5 with BetUK|
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The stats behind our Sheffield United vs Man Utd predictions:
- Sheffield United have the worst defence in the Premier League.
- Only Bournemouth have scored fewer goals than Sheffield United in the Premier League this season.
- Man Utd have kept just two clean sheets in their eight Premier League matches.
- Rasmus Hojlund has had nine shots in the Premier League this season.
- Man Utd have won six of their last seven games against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
Sheffield United vs Man Utd match tip
Sheffield United may have scored just six goals in the Premier League this season but they are facing a defence that has been quite charitable. Andre Onana hasn’t exactly inspired confidence in the backline, conceding 12 goals, with only six goalkeepers letting in more. However, Man Utd will be confident of a victory having left Bramall Lane victorious in six of their last seven visits across all competitions.
Sheffield United vs Man Utd Bet-Builder tip
Despite Man Utd’s leaky defence, Sheffield United unfortunately have the leakiest backline in the Premier League, conceding 22 goals this season. They are also slightly worse than Man Utd when it comes to yellow cards, receiving 23 so far this season — only three teams have been shown more.
Sheffield United vs Man Utd team news
Sheffield United team news
|–||John Egan, Chris Basham||Rhys Norrington-Davies, Tom Davies, Max Lowe, Ben Osborn, George Baldock, William Osula, Ismaila Coulibaly, John Fleck|
Chris Basham suffered a serious injury in the defeat to Fulham, and is set to be out for the foreseeable future. Also on the sidelines is John Egan, but Sheffield United could welcome back a host of players.
Man Utd team news
|–||Lisandro Martinez, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Jadon Sancho, Amad Traore, Tyrell Malacia||Kobbie Mainoo, Sergio Reguilon, Raphael Varane, Sofyan Amrabat|
Man Utd will be hoping to welcome back the likes of Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia and Sergio Reguilon to their matchday squad. But all could change over the international break.
Sheffield United vs Man Utd head-to-head record
- 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
- 9 January 2016 – Man Utd 1-0 Sheffield United – FA Cup
Sheffield United won the most recently meeting between these two sides, securing a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford to end a 10-game winless run. Of those 10 games, Man Utd had won nine, though it stretched back to 1993 with games few and far between of late.
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