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Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United Prediction & Match Preview

Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park.

Saturday’s football match at Selhurst Park pits together Crystal Palace and Sheffield United, the two teams who sit in the bottom half of the table.

The Eagles aim to put an end to their five-game winless run, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Sheffield United.

Palace will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways, and we are positive that they will give fans something to cheer about.

The Blades, on the other hand, have been playing below expectations in the 2020/21 Premier League season, with the team collecting only two points in total.

Sheffield United are low on confidence ahead of the trip to London, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling the Eagles’ party at Selhurst Park.

Important midfielder John Lundstram remains on the sidelines through suspension for the visitors.

Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Crystal Palace Sheffield United played so far 22 matches.
Crystal Palace won 6 direct matches. Sheffield United won 12 matches. 4 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.41 goals per Match.

Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United: Prediction

Crystal Palace in actual season average scored 1.29 goals per match. In 10 (90.91%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (45.45%) matches in season 2020 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Sheffield United average scored 0.85 goals per match in season 2020. In 7 (70.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (40.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Despite managing to hold high-flying Leicester to a draw last time out, Palace will be expected to make a few changes to their starting lineup for the visit of Wilder's men.

Long-term absentees Nathan Ferguson, Wayne Hennessey and Martin Kelly all remain out, while the game is also expected to come too soon for the veteran Gary Cahill.

The likes of Eberechi Eze, Patrick van Aanholt and James McArthur are all in line for recalls to the first XI for the hosts.

Sheffield United did not reveal which players tested positive for coronavirus before their meeting with Burnley, but Billy Sharp and Phil Jagielka were both absent from the squad in midweek.

Oliver McBurnie is touch-and-go with a knock, while John Lundstram serves the final game of his ban after his sending-off against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Clyne, Kouyate, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Eze; Zaha, Benteke

Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Robinson; Baldock, Fleck, Ampadu, Stevens; Burke, Mousset, Brewster