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Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Prediction & Betting Tips, 18th August 2019

16th August 2019 / lee
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Bramall Lane is going to be rocking for Sheffield United’s first league home game of the campaign. The Blades did well last weekend as they grabbed an away point at Bournemouth. Crystal Palace also had to settle for a point in their first game of the season, playing out a home draw against Everton. Read our Sheffield United v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Sheffield United 6/4
Crystal Palace 2/1
Draw 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 15th, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.)

Sheffield United News and Form

The Blades earned themselves a good point last weekend. They had a trip to the south coast to face Bournemouth and despite falling behind in the second half of the game, they battled back to get a draw. Billy Sharp got their equaliser two minutes from time. Any points out on the road earned as a newly promoted side are huge bonuses. The Blades have to be targeting winnable home games like this full force though.

In last season’s Championship, the Blades had made Bramall Lane something of a fortress. They posted a W15 D4 L4 record there and they averaged 1.8 goals per fixture. Their defence was extremely good as Chris Wilder’s men bagged a clean sheet in 52% of their league home fixtures. That’s the kind of strength that they need up in the top flight. Sheffield United remain the outright favourites to suffer relegation from the top flight. Their form at Bramall Lane is going to be crucial to their survival.

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Head to Head

The Badges and Palace will be meeting for the first time since the 2010/11 Championship
Each of the last four meetings have ended in a home win
Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings
Palace are winless in their last three visits to Bramall Lane

Crystal Palace News and Form

The Eagles played out a 0-0 draw with Everton last weekend at Selhurst Park. They have managed to hold onto Wilfried Zaha, who only came off the bench in the second half. But still, they would have been a little disappointed not to have capitalized after Everton had gone down to ten men with fifteen minutes to go. Palace gave up a lot of possession in that fixture though. Last season it was their away form which much better than what they produced at home.

Crystal Palace were W9 D2 L8 on their Premier League travels last season. They did win their opening road game of the last campaign. That was also, like this one, against a newly promoted side, Palace taking a 2-0 win at Craven Cottage against Fulham. Their road form improved at the end of the last season, winning five of their last six away from Selhurst Park (L1). Of the goals which they conceded away from home last season in the top flight, 77% of them were in the second half of fixtures.

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Tips & Odds

Sheffield United to win by a 1 goal margin at 3/1
Under 1.5 goals at 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 15th, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.)

Who will win – Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Predictions

There is a decent chance at three points here for the Blades. They are likely going to be a handful at Bramall Lane for the opposition this season. They have to be as that is what their survival is going to be based on that all-important home form. Blades to win by a one-goal margin.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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