Man City vs Sheffield United Premier League predictions: tips, odds and team news
Manchester City will be hoping to end 2023 on a high when they host Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm (UK time).
Man City vs Sheffield United odds
Man City are the world champions but their Premier League title defence isn’t in a good place right now. The Citizens are just about holding onto their spot in the top four, having won only two of their last seven games. Both of those victories came away from home, with Man City winless in their last three at the Etihad, drawing with Liverpool, Tottenham and Crystal Palace. Last time out they had to come from a goal down to beat Everton at Goodison Park.
Sheffield United, meanwhile, are bottom of the table and have lost some ground in the fight for safety. Chris Wilder’s men have won just two of their 19 games, amassing nine points. They had the chance to close the gap in midweek, taking on Luton and they had a 2-1 lead. But, two own goals condemned Sheffield United to defeat, with the Blades now seven points from safety. It will come as no surprise that Sheffield United have both the worst attack and worst defence in the Premier League this season.
*Odds correct as of 21:00 on December 29
Man City vs Sheffield United predictions
Man City vs Sheffield United: Predictions
|4/9 with BetGoodwin
|Man City 3-0 Sheffield United
|5/1 with Star Sports
|3/1 with Unibet
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The stats behind our Man City vs Sheffield United predictions:
- Sheffield United have failed to score in four of their previous seven Premier League away matches.
- Sheffield United are winless away from home in the Premier League.
- Sheffield United have conceded at least two goals in seven of their last nine Premier League away matches.
- Manchester City have scored at least two goals in six of their last seven Premier League home games.
Man City vs Sheffield United match tip
Manchester City have never lost a Premier League game against Sheffield United, winning each of the last six in a row. The Citizens have also kept a clean sheet in each of their five Premier League home games against Sheffield United, who are the lowest scorers in the league this season.
Man City vs Sheffield United Bet-Builder tip
Phil Foden was the hero for Man City in their win over Everton in midweek, equalising and running the show. The Englishman has now scored five goals in the Premier League this season, three of which have come at the Etihad. Man City lead the way for shots on target per game in the Premier League this season with an average of 6.83 and while they are third for corners on 6.44, Sheffield United have conceded the most per game (7.11).
Sheffield United have averaged 7.11 corners conceded per game in the Premier League this season.
Man City have averaged 6.83 shots on target per game in the Premier League this season.
Phil Foden has scored three goals at home in the Premier League this season.
Man City vs Sheffield United team news
Man City team news
|Kevin De Bruyne, Jeremy Doku, Erling Haaland, John Stones
Erling Haaland still won’t be back until next year, while Man City are also managing the return of Kevin De Bruyne. John Stones picked up an injury in the win over Everton in midweek, and will definitely miss this game. Ruben Dias could feature if he recovers from illness.
Sheffield United team news
|Chris Basham, James McAtee, John Egan, Tom Davies, Daniel Jebbison, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Gustavo Hamer
Gustavo Hamer and Anel Ahmedhodzic are both suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards, while James McAtee is unable to face his parent club. However, Jayden Bogle is back from suspension.
Man City vs Sheffield United head-to-head record
- 27 August 2023 – Sheffield United 1-2 Man City – Premier League
- 22 April 2023 – Man City 3-0 Sheffield United – FA Cup
- 30 January 2021 – Man City 1-0 Sheffield United – Premier League
- 31 October 2020 – Sheffield United 0-1 Man City – Premier League
- 21 January 2020 – Sheffield United 0-1 Man City – Premier League
Manchester City have won their last six meetings with Sheffield United.