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Sheffield United vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview

 

Sheffield United vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview

Sheffield United vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 17 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane.

Sheffield Utd have had plenty of disappointing performances this season, but arguably their worse came at the weekend as they were soundly beaten 3-0 by Southampton, leaving them still with just one point to their name at the foot of the Premier League table. 


Following their UEFA Champions League exit a week ago, Man Utd responded on Saturday with a solid display in an uneventful 0-0 draw against local rivals Man City. 

The Red Devils have now picked up 13 points from a possible 15 available in their last five league matches and are starting to advance up the table rapidly towards those all important top four spots. 

The visitors have little excuse for error here against a Blades side mentally and physically drained, with manager Chris Wilder having shown no signs so far of being able to stop the rot. 

Providing they show no signs of complacency, Man Utd should not only win this match, but win comfortably by at least two clear goals.

Sheffield United vs Manchester United: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Sheffield United Manchester United played so far 5 matches.
Sheffield United won 0 direct matches. Manchester United won 4 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.00 goals per Match.

Sheffield United vs Manchester United: Prediction

Sheffield United in actual season average scored 0.88 goals per match. In 5 (62.50%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 3 (37.50%) matches in season 2020 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Manchester United average scored 2.00 goals per match in season 2020. In 10 (90.91%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 10 (90.91%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Edinson Cavani remains a major doubt for this match after once again missing out in the Manchester derby, with Solskjaer admitting that he does not expected to have the Uruguayan available.

Anthony Martial was only deemed fit enough for the bench in the derby but could come back into the starting XI for this match in place of Paul Pogba, whose agent has once again been in the news regarding the midfielder's future.

Alex Telles could also come back into the side after sitting out at the weekend, but otherwise changes could be kept to a minimum, which means that Dean Henderson may again be limited to a watching brief against his former club.

Bruno Fernandes should start again as he looks to improve his tally of four goals and four assists in four Premier League games against teams starting the day in the relegation zone.

The Portuguese playmaker has directly contributed to a goal in 11 of his 12 Premier League away games so far, netting 11 times and creating six more.

Sheffield United are still without long-term absentee Jack O'Connell, while Oli McBurnie is also a major doubt after landing heavily on his shoulder during the defeat to Southampton.

Kean Bryan in the Blades' only other injury concern, but Wilder could look to shuffle his pack elsewhere with Lys Mousset, Max Lowe and John Lundstram among those pushing for recalls.

Possible Starting lineups:

    

Match officials

Referee: Michael Oliver. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett. Fourth official: Robert Jones. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard.


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