Spurs start the weekend down in the bottom half of the table, a place where they didn’t expect to find themselves at this stage of the season. They are winless in four games now and trail Sheffield United by three points. The Blades are on an excellent four-match undefeated streak of form in the league. Read our Tottenham vs Sheffield United betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th November 2019 at 1:26 p.m.)
Spurs were denied a win late last weekend as Everton claimed a late point at Goodison Park against the Lilywhites. That is a four-match winless streak of form that Spurs are currently on in the top-flight (D2 L2). Tottenham have taken only one win in their last six league games. There has been no clean sheet produced by Spurs in that sequence of form either. They have at least had some joy at home in this campaign.
Spurs have taken a W3 D1 L1 record at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in league action, but they could only manage a 1-1 draw against bottom side Watford in their last home fixture. Tottenham are averaging two goals per home game this season, while they have conceded at under a goal per game on average in this campaign.
After his red card at Everton last weekend, Son Heung-Min is available as his sending off was overturned. Tottenham have managed only one clean sheet at home this season in the league. The half time record of Spurs at home this season in the top flight is W2 L3 and all four goals against them at home have been in the first half of matches. Will they be able to break the resistance of the Blades?
This is the first meeting since the 2015 League Cup
Sheffield United won the last Premier League meeting 2-1 in 2007
From the six previous EPL meetings, the head to head is even with two wins each
Spurs have won their last two home games against the Blades to nil
The Blades are undefeated in their last four league games (W2 D2) and last weekend they produced a great 3-0 home success over Burnley. The Blades have drawn their last two away games at Watford and West Ham, impressively keeping them unbeaten on their top-flight travels this season. In their last six league games, Sheffield United have earned four clean sheets.
The overall away form of Sheffield United is an impressive W1 D4. Their season has been supported by their defence. Going into the weekend they hold the joint best defensive record in the league alongside Leicester with just eight goals conceded in 12 games. Sheffield United have two clean sheets away from home, conceding four goals in total.
The Blades have scored in all but one of their games away from Bramall Lane this season. Five of their six away goals have been scored in the second half of fixtures. There have been under 2.5 goals in each of Sheffield United’s last three away games, which again is a huge nod to the defensive work of the Blades. They have a fully fit squad to go with as well aside from John Egan who is a doubt.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th November 2019 at 1:26 p.m.)
We would consider Sheffield United turning up in London and putting on another excellent defensive show. They probably don’t have enough in the tank to get themselves the win, but can make life difficult for Spurs. Tottenham are more reliable at home than away and can take this by a one-goal margin.
8th November 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Blades are doing fantastically well up in the top flight, holding down a top ten place heading back into the weekend. They are unbeaten in their last three played now. They will fancy their chances of collecting a home win on Saturday as they host Burnley who have just lost their way with back to back defeats. Read our Sheffield United vs Burnley betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 29th, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.)
The Blades are unbeaten in their last three league games after playing out a 1-1 draw with West Ham on the weekend. In their last home game, they scored a big success, getting the better of Arsenal with a 1-0 victory. That leaves Sheffield United with a W2 L3 record at Bramall Lane. The win over Everton snapped a three-match losing streak at home which they were on.
They are struggling a bit for goals though, with only two goals scored two goals in their last four games. The Blades have failed to score in half of their last six. In total, Chris Wilder’s men have scored only three goals at home this season. But their success this season has been built on how organised defensively they have been.
They have only conceded 4 home goals, and no team has conceded fewer league goals than they have done this season in the top flight. Three of the four goals which they have shipped at Bramall Lane have come against them in the second half of games. Just three times have the Blades opened the scoring this season. Just two teams have scored fewer goals than they have done.
Burnley are unbeaten in five games against Sheffield United
This is the first meeting since the 2010/11 Championship
Burnley have won three of the last four against United
Four of the last six meetings have over 2.5 goals
The Clarets have suffered back-to-back league defeats. Last weekend they were blown away at Turf Moor by Chelsea in a 2-4 loss. So they need to steady the ship somehow. Last time out on the road Burnley suffered a 2-1 loss at Leicester. So that has left them on the hunt for their first away win of the campaign (D3 L2).
The Clarets have found the back of the net in all five away games, but they have yet to earn a clean sheet on their travels. In their last two league games, home and away, they have conceded at least two goals now. In total now it is a seven-match winless streak of away from that Burnley are on in the top flight.
They have managed just one victory in their last ten top-flight road games. So that is the extent of their struggles away from Turf Moor. Interestingly in all the games this season from which Burnely have taken at least a point away from, have all been against teams who are currently occupying a spot down in the bottom half of the table. With the Blades up in the top ten, how with the Clarets handle themselves at Bramall Lane?
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 29th, 2019 at 1:15 p.m.)
Sheffield United are so good at the back and that comes with a price of course because they are not a free-scoring side. But you will back them to withstand any pressure coming from Burnley and there’s no reason why they can’t actually pick them off. Home win.
31st October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Blades will be travelling down to London on the back of a win last weekend. That was a great success for them as well over Arsenal. Can they make it back to back wins for the first time this season? West Ham have just hit a rough patch with one point from their last three games. Read our West Ham v Sheffield United betting tips for more.
West Ham 21/20
Sheffield United 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 23rd, 2019 at 9:12 p.m.)
West Ham have suffered back to back defeats in the EPL after going down 2-0 at Everton last weekend. It leaves them with one point from their last three league games and only one win in their last five. Overall this season, the Irons are at W3 D3 L3. Two of those three wins did happen on home soil and both were by a 2-0 scoreline. So that is some kind of positive for them.
Before these back to back losses, West Ham were unbeaten in six games, so maybe this is just a small blip. The Hammers have averaged 1.25 goals per home game this season, but have conceded at an average of 1.75. Only half of their home games have made it over 2.5 goals, the Irons taking two clean sheets. All three wins that West Ham have recorded this season have been by a two-goal margin.
It is the second half of home games where West Ham have struggled. 8 of the 10 goals that they have conceded on home soil have come in the second half of games. West Ham have opened the scoring in 6 of 9 games this season, which is a high return. West Ham have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games. They need a little bit of tweaking to get themselves going.
This is the first league meetings since 2007
Sheffield United are W2 D1 L1 in four previous EPL games with West Ham
They traded home wins to nil in the 2006/07 Premiership
Both teams have scored one of the last four league meetings only
Sheffield United pulled off a shock home win over Arsenal last Monday which lifted them into the top ten, level on points ahead of the Hammers. They have the exact same W3 D3 L3 record this season. Away from home, the Blades are undefeated in a W1 D3 record, which has been a superb effort from them as a newly promoted side.
Sheffield United have scored five goals on the road, conceding only three. Their defensive output away from Bramall Lane has been the real highlight of their efforts. The Blades have a half time away record of W1 D2 L1 and they have scored four of their five away goals in the second period of their fixtures. In the final fifteen minutes of their away games, Sheffield United have scored three and conceded none.
They know how to close out games. To their huge credit, they have the joint-best defensive record in the entire Premier League alongside leaders Liverpool. Granted their goalscoring output could be better (only Newcastle and Watford have scored less than the Blades have), but only four teams have earned more away points than Chris Wilder’s men. There have beenb of United’s last five league games.
At this stage of proceedings, it is not unreasonable to expect Sheffield United to come away with at least a point. West Ham have just gone off the boil and they aren’t scoring. So the defence of Sheffield United can be confidently backed. Draw.
25th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Blades are down in the bottom half of the table and it surprisingly has been their home form which has deserted them this season. That could spell trouble as Arsenal pay them a visit on Monday night. The Gunners will be looking to end the weekend just where they started, inside the top three in the table. Read our Sheffield United v Arsenal betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 13/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 17th, 2019 at 4:35 p.m.)
The Blades took a point in a 0-0 draw at Watford last time out. Their overall league record this season is W2 D3 L3 but they have had far better returns out on the road than they have done at Bramall Lane. That’s been unexpected because they look set up to have a go at teams more at home than they are on the road. Their home record is W1 L3, and they are on a three-match losing streak.
Sheffield United have failed to score in three of their last four top-flight games, which is starting to be a concern for them. They have only tallied the two home goals this season in the league. But they haven’t been bad defensively as they have only averaged a goal per game against them at Bramall Lane. Just 25% of league games at Bramall Lane have made it over 2.5 goals this season.
Each of their last four league outings have also gone under the goal line. The Blades have been level at half time in three of their four home games this season (L1). Of the seven goals which they have recorded this season, six of them have been in the second half of fixtures. Just twice this season have the Blades managed to open the scoring in a game. Liverpool are the only side to concede fewer goals than Sheffield United this season’s EPL.
This will be the first league meeting since 2006
Both teams have scored in one of the last seven meetings (all competitions)
The two traded home wins to nil in the one previous EPL season together
Arsenal have won three of the last four meetings (L1)
Arsenal are riding high in the table but their defence still looks a bit shaky. They did manage to earn their second clean sheet of the season last time out, as they took a 1-0 home win over Bournemouth thanks to a goal from David Luiz. That is a five-match undefeated of form that the Gunners are currently on. So that is some kind of positive for them.
Arsenal have conceded at least two goals in four of their last six fixtures. Their away record sits at W1 D2 L1 this season and they have drawn their last two on the road against Man Utd and Spurs. Having faced Liverpool as well away from home this season, Arsenal have had a tough sequence of away fixtures. Their only league away success this season happened against Burnley.
The Gunners have actually done better defensively away from home than at the Emirates. Still, they have averaged 1.25 goals per road game against them, with only the one away clean sheet. All four of Arsenal’s league wins this season have been by one goal margin only. Twice they have been losing at the halftime break on their travels, but have scored almost two-thirds of their away goals in the second half of fixtures.
The Gunners have the quality in front of goal to bag themselves three points. This is not likely to be a comfortable fixture for them at all though and it’s worth backing the Blades to get on the scoresheet. But they don’t have the home form to back it up for the win. Arsenal to win.
19th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
At some point, Liverpool’s winning start to the season will come to an end. Last weekend they survived a tricky test at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. Will they be able to keep their winning going as they visit Bramall Lane on Saturday lunchtime? The Blades are big underdogs but will be up for a fight. Read our Sheffield United v Liverpool betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 8/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2019 at 5:35 p.m.)
The Blades kick off the weekend in the top ten in the top flight. It has been a good return from them, but it has been their away form which has gotten them up there. So far this season Chris Wilder’s men have taken just a W1 L2 record at Bramall Lane. It was always expected that their home form was going to be better. After opening with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, they have lost their last two there against Leicester and Southampton.
Their two home defeats have been by a margin of just one goal. Their only clean sheet this season home and away was in their success over Crystal Palace. They have only opened the scoring in two of their fixtures, so have had to do a lot of chasing in games, which for a newly promoted side is expected. The Blades have been level at half time in three of their top-flight games. A huge positive for Sheffield United is that only Liverpool and Leicester have conceded fewer league goals than the Blades have done.
Three of the last four meetings at Bramall Lane have been drawn
This is the first meeting since 2007
Sheffield United are W2 D2 L2 in six previous EPL games against the Reds
Just one of the last 13 meetings in all competitions have produced an away win
The Reds came through a big test last weekend. They paid a visit to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea, not one of their favourite fixtures. It wasn’t a good performance from the league leaders, but they dug in there to get a 2-1 win. The defence of the Reds did give up a lot of chances in the fixture though. But they are over that hurdle and the victory made it six wins from six played in this season’s top flight for Liverpool.
Going back to their defence, Liverpool have managed just one clean sheet this season in the Premier League. But their scoring has been on point as usual. The Reds have scored at least two goals in all league fixtures this season. Liverpool have won their last seven Premier League away games, scoring at least two goals in each of those successes. Liverpool are undefeated in their last eleven out on the road. They have only banked two clean sheets in their last seven road fixtures though.
Sheffield United are a gutsy side and like to take teams on at home. Liverpool found a way to win ugly last weekend and they may need another performance like that. The away win is the most likely outcome, but both teams to score looks favourable.
26th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton had a bad day at the office last weekend, losing on the south coast against Bournemouth. But their home form has been perfect so far. So will that spell trouble for the visiting Sheffield United? The Blades somehow lost at home last weekend, despite bossing Southampton. Read our Everton v Sheffield United betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 19th, 2019 at 1:12 p.m.)
Back to back home wins so far for Everton, should see them in good spirits for this one. Their home successes have come against Watford and Wolves and both of those victories were by a one-goal margin. It may be worth noting that those two are currently the bottom two in the Premier League. Sheffield United are a bottom-six side currently.
The Toffees have been struggling on the road, losing at Bournemouth last weekend and have taken one point from three road games. So there are vulnerabilities in their game and their attack hasn’t been working as well as was expected. Richarlison has two of Everton’s four home goals this season.
A small trend for Everton at home is that they have been leading at half time in both home fixtures. Three of their four goals at Goodison Park have been scored inside the first fifteen minutes of games. Four of their five goals scored home and away, have been goals giving them the lead in fixtures.
This is the first league meeting since the 06/07 Premiership
Everton are unbeaten in four top-flight games against the Blades (W2 D2)
The head to head is even a two wins and two draws from six previous EPL meetings
Both teams have scored in just 2 of the last 7 league meetings
The Blades lost 1-0 at home against Southampton last weekend. Somehow. They created chance after chance and just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. As a newly promoted side that is the kind of thing that can come back to haunt you. It leaves the Blades with just the one league victory this season, a home success over Crystal Palace (W2 L2). To their credit, they are undefeated on the road.
Sheffield United have taken a point from each of their visits to Bournemouth and Chelsea this season, so that’s a decent return on the road from them. They can’t afford to be as wasteful as they were last weekend in the final third. All five of Sheffield United’s league goals this season have come after the half time break. They have managed to open the scoring in just the one fixture (their win over Palace). Sheffield United have been leading for an average of eight minutes (per match) this season.
Everton are likely to come up with the three points on Merseyside. Sheffield United will be cursing their fortunes after last weekend’s efforts. They have enough about them to get on the scoresheet, maybe not enough to pick up the win though.
19th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Blades have made a very steady start to life back in the top flight. All the points that they can grab at Bramall Lane are going to be so important for their survival. They welcome Southampton on the weekend, who have taken four points from their last two games, so they have started to find their feet after a poor start. Read our Sheffield United v Southampton betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 29/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2019 at 1:16 p.m.)
The Blades are W1 D2 L1 for the season in the top flight and they will be pretty happy with that. The one loss they suffered was at home though, a 2-1 reverse against Leicester. In their other home fixture, they picked up a 1-0 success over Crystal Palace. Sheffield United have scored in all four league games this season and just before the international break, they played out a well-deserved point at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea in a 2-2 scoreline.
All four of their goals have come from different players so far (they have benefitted from one own goal too). All five league goals that Sheffield United have produced this season has been in the second half of fixtures. They have shown a tremendous amount of battling quality because they have conceded the opening goal in three of their four games played this season. They have also been trailing at the half time break in two of their four.
This is the first league meeting since 2009
From four previous Premiership meetings, things are even at one win each and two draws
Southampton and the Blades last met in the top flight in 1994
Sheffield United have lost one of their last six at home against Southampton (all competitions)
The Saints have shown a bit of recovery. They opened with back-to-back defeats against Burnley and Liverpool this season. But with a win over Brighton and a point against Manchester United before the international break, they look to be getting things back together. It was in their game at Brighton where they started to look a real threat and were tapping into the positive things that they were doing at the back end of last season to stave off relegation.
So they will now fancy their chances of at least avoiding defeat up at Bramall Lane. The Saints will have to do without Kevin Danso who was sent off against Manchester United. Ryan Bertrand is a doubt while Natham Redmond is completely sidelined. So a few key players are missing for the Saints. Their victory out at Brighton snapped a run of four Premier League away games in which they had picked up just one point. Still, they have conceded exactly three goals in three of their last five out on the road. Will their defence come under big pressure from the Blades?
Sheffield United to win by a one-goal margin at 3/1
Over 2.5 goals at 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2019 at 1:16 p.m.)
Sheffield United look a good prospect on home soil and should give a good account of themselves against a side beneath them in the table. They can really themselves for a big three points here. Home win by a one-goal margin.
13th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Blues enjoyed their first taste of success last weekend. They delivered a win at Norwich in an exciting, open match. This weekend will give them their chance at a first Premier League home success for Frank Lampard. Sheffield United come to visit after suffering their first loss of the campaign last weekend. Read our Chelsea v Sheffield United betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 15/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
Frank Lampard got his first win as Chelsea boss last weekend. That was from a 3-2 win at Norwich in an open, end to end game. It was another strong attacking display from the Blues who seem to be growing in confidence in that department. It was another poor defensive showing from them though. That is seven goals conceded in their three games played this season, but that looks as if it is the way it is going to be for the Blues.
Tammy Abraham netted a brace last weekend to join Mason Mount as joint top scorer with two goals for Chelsea this season. Mount though was injured in the game and had to go off, so he’s a doubt. Pedro is in the same boat as well. In their one home game this season, Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw with Leicester. The Blues had started brightly in the fixture, but then just ran out of steam in the second half
That’s the way it was in their opening 4-0 defeat at Manchester United. It is certainly worth expecting both teams to score from a betting angle. 50% of Chelsea’s goals this season have come in the first fifteen minutes of matches. Again, strong starters, perhaps not so strong finishers. The Blues will be defending a ten-match undefeated streak of form in the Premier League in this one.
This is the first meeting since the 2006/07 Premier League season
Chelsea are on a three-match winning streak in the EPL against the Blades
The head to head is three wins each from six previous EPL classes
Four of the six previous EPL meetings went over 2.5 goals
Sheffield United can be pleased with their season so far. They are sat on the same points as Chelsea are heading into this one. They started the season with a great 1-1 away draw at Bournemouth and then it got better as they claimed a home success at Crystal Palace. But the Blades fell at Bramall Lane last weekend in a 2-1 loss against Leicester.
So now comes the hard task of picking themselves up after a loss. Ollie McBurnie came off the bench to get their goal last weekend, which was an equalising goal actually. So the summer signing is surely pushing for a starting place.
In that game against Leicester, to be fair to Sheffield United, Leicester’s winner from Harvey Barnes was a spectacular effort. It took something special for the Foxes to get the better of the Blades. With them having scored in all three of their games this season, they should be backed to get on the board.
Chelsea can’t be trusted to get a clean sheet in any situation and therefore because we expected them to come away with the win, it has to be Chelsea to win & both teams to score. The Blades will scrap and work hard, but will likely be unravelled.
30th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Blades have made a cracking start to life in the Premier League this season. Four points from their opening two games is a great reward for Chris Wilder’s men. They have to come to entertain apparently. Leicester have drawn their opening two games of the new season following a 1-1 result at Chelsea on Sunday. Read our Sheffield United v Leicester betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.)
It may only be two games into the new season but Sheffield United have had a great start to their campaign. Their unbeaten so far having picked up four points from their opening two fixtures. The first of those points came in a 1-1 away draw at Bournemouth, the game in which the blades had to fight back from being a goal down in.
Then they had their first taste of success back up in the top flight as they produced a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane. There is such a good atmosphere at Bramall Lane that visiting teams are going to have an uncomfortable time there. Sheffield United had a great season on home soil in the Championship from which they earned promotion. The Blades earned a W16 D4 L4 record on home soil last term.
They finished the season on a three-match undefeated streak there so adding in this season’s victory over Crystal Palace and they have form behind them at Bramall Lane. Actually Sheffield United impressively won 10 of their final 12 home games last season. That kind of form looks and unrealistic target for Chris Wilder and his men up in the Premier League, but what you are going to get from the Blades is a very competitive and highly charged output.
Leicester and the Blades last met in the 2017/18 season (EFL and FA Cup)
The Foxes are on a three-match winning streak against Sheff Utd in all competitions
The Blades are winless in six games against Leicester
Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings
Leicester are going to know that they are in for an intense game up north. The Foxes have drawn their opening two games of this campaign, the first being a 0-0 home result against Wolves before they fought back to earn a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last weekend.
The second half of their game at Chelsea was the first time this season that the Foxes looked as if they were getting themselves into gear. Away from home in last season’s campaign, Leicester produced a record of W7 D4 L8. They only lost one of their last four away games as well, and the one reverse in the sequence was a 1-0 defeat at Manchester City.
There is a lot of exciting promise about Leicester and once they get into their flow they should be easily a lock for a top-10 finish this season. If you count up their 1-1 draw at Chelsea last weekend there has been no clean sheet by Leicester in any of their last nine Premier League away games.
Hats off to the Blades who look as if they are going to have a real go at things this season in the top flight. Bramall Lane is not going to be an easy place for visitors to go this season and the Blades may be able to get themselves a win here against Leicester side who haven’t quite clicked in the final third.
23rd August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
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 6/4
Crystal Palace 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 15th, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.)
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.
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
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.
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.
16th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting