Sheffield United vs Man City Premier League predictions: tips, odds and team news

Sheffield United vs Man City predictions: tips, odds & team news

Manchester City continue their Premier League campaign with a trip to Sheffield United on Sunday at 2pm (UK time).

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Sheffield United vs Man City odds


*Odds correct as of 10:00 on August 16

It was a perfect start to their Premier League title defence and the quest for a historic four in a row for Manchester City as they beat Burnley 3-0 in their first away trip of the season. Although they ended the 2022/23 Premier League season on the road with a draw against Brighton and defeat to Brentford, Man City have won 12 of their last 20 away league games, with no team gaining more away points since the start of the previous campaign. Of course, Man City have played a game more than some, but their 40 away points is only closely contested by Arsenals’s 39 from 19 matches.

A win here would see Pep Guardiola break José Mourinho’s record (326 games) and become the fastest manager to reach 200 wins in Premier League history (269 games) and become just the sixth manager in the history of the competition to achieve this milestone, even though he won’t be there in person, as he continues to recover from back surgery in Barcelona.

Sheffield United, meanwhile, marked their Premier League return with a home defeat to Crystal Palace so this game will be all about getting up and running at Bramall Lane. In the Championship last season, Sheffield United won 16 of their 13 league games at Bramall Lane but the last time they were in the Premier League they lost 11 home matches, winning seven and drawing the other one.

Sheffield United vs Man City predictions

Sheffield United vs Man City: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 11/20 with Unibet
Correct Score Sheffield United 0-3 Man City 28/5 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Erling Haaland 21/10 with Betfair

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The stats behind our Sheffield United vs Man City predictions:

  • Man City have kept a clean sheet in their past five matches against Sheffield United.
  • Man City (40) have won more points on the road than any other side in the Premier League since the start of last season.
  • Sheffield United lost 11 home matches the last time they were in the Premier League.
  • Erling Haaland has scored 100 goals in Europe’s top five leagues since joining Borussia Dortmund in January 2020.
  • Man City are unbeaten in their past 13 games against newly-promoted sides.
  • Man City have never lost a Premier League game against Sheffield United (W7 D3)

Sheffield United vs Man City match tip

Man City to win to nil @ 5/6 with Sky Bet

The stats do not make for good reading for Sheffield United fans, when you look at both their previous history with Man City and the Citizens’ recent record against newly-promoted clubs. Including their 3-0 win over Burnley at the start of this campaign, Man City are unbeaten in their past 13 games against newly-promoted sides in the Premier League since a 2-1 defeat to Leeds in April 2021. Man City have also won their past five games against Sheffield United without conceding a goal.

Pep Guardiola’s side have conceded just one goal in their 10 Premier League games against Sheffield United. Their clean sheet ratio of 90% against the Blades is the highest one team has against another in the competition (min. five meetings).

Sheffield United vs Man City Bet-Builder tip

Erling Haaland to score anytime, BTTS No, Man City to win

On top of Man City’s record against Sheffield United, the Blades will also have Erling Haaland to contest against. The Norwegian scored with his first touch against Burnley on the opening weekend, inside four minutes, and added another before half time, to continue his ridiculous goalscoring record. Haaland has now scored 100 goals since making the move to one of Europe’s top five leagues in January 2020, with only Robert Lewandowski (114) netting more during that time.

Bet-Builder Tip
Reason for tip

Erling Haaland has scored 100 goals in Europe's top five leagues.

Reason for tip

Sheffield United have failed to score in their past five games against Man City.

Reason for tip

Man City have won their past five games against Sheffield United.

Sheffield United vs Man City team news


Sheffield United team news

In  Out Doubtful
John Fleck, Rhian Brewster, Ismaila Coulibaly, Jayden Bogle, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Max Lowe Daniel Jebbison, Oliver McBurnie, George Baldock

Sheffield United will still be without John Fleck, Rhian Brewster, Ismaila Coulibaly and Jayden Bogle, all of whom aren’t expected to return until next month. George Baldock, Daniel Jebbison will both be assessed, while striker Oliver McBurnie has returned to training and should take his place on the bench.

After scoring on his debut against Nottingham Forest, Gus Hamer is aiming to become just the second player to score in each of his first two Premier League games for the Blades after Brian Deane.

Man City team news

In  Out Doubtful
Jeremy Doku Kevin De Bruyne Ruben Dias, John Stones, Bernardo Silva

In their opening day win over Burnley, Man City were rocked by yet another injury to Kevin De Bruyne, with the Belgian confirmed to be out for a few months. However, they may welcome back Ruben Dias and John Stones after they missed the opening weekend. Bernardo Silva has missed the last few matches through illness but should at least return to the bench.

Julián Álvarez is looking to start once more after scoring the only goal of the game last time out against Newcastle, while new signing Jeremy Doku, who recently joined from Rennes will go straight into the squad. The Belgian completed more take-ons per 90 (6.72) than any other player in Eruope’s top seven divisions last season and will be another incredible addition to Pep Guadiola’s treble winners but City assistant Juanma Lillo has been careful not to put too much responsibility on his shoulders.

” Every time a new player arrives, we make that thinking that they will bring something, and they will help the team globally. “[But] right now, it’s not about him and placing responsibility on him.“He’s the last to arrive. When the last one arrives, they gather all the focus. He’s apt, he’s been playing in the French league, he’s fine. He’s good and doing well.”

“That’s one of the good things this team has. The idea is to bring players who are going to make the team better, not modify.” He explained.

“The team is going to grow, and it will improve us. “The team is at a good level. You’ve seen that he has specific qualities. He can definitely help.”

Sheffield United vs Man City head-to-head record

  • 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
  • 29 December 2019 – Man City 2-0 Sheffield United – Premier League

These two sides met in the semi-finals of the FA Cup last season with Man City beating the then-Championship Sheffield United 3-0 en route to their Treble. The victory also extended Man City’s winning run over Sheffield United to five games, last losing in the FA Cup in 2008 before going on an 11-year break without a fixture.

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