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Manchester City vs Sheffield United Prediction & Match Preview


Manchester City vs Sheffield United Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester City vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 30 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City will be looking to build on a thrilling 5-0 win over WBA when they welcome Sheffield United at their Etihad Stadium. 

The Citizens regained top position in the standings in midweek, and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of Saturday’s clash. Kevin De Bruyne has yet to recover from a hamstring injury, while Kun Aguero remains quarantined. 

Anyhow, the league leaders are seen as hot favourites to beat Sheffield United at home as they look unstoppable at the moment.

The Blades, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating Plymouth in the FA Cup, while shocking Man Utd at Old Trafford in the Premier League. 

Anyhow, the rock-bottom side face an uphill task in Saturday’s clash, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Man City’s party at Etihad Stadium.

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

Teams Manchester City Sheffield United played so far 8 matches.
Manchester City won 5 direct matches. Sheffield United won 1 matches. 2 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 1.50 goals per Match.

Manchester City vs Sheffield United Prediction

Manchester City in actual season average scored 2.07 goals per match. In 13 (86.67%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (53.33%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Sheffield United average scored 1.00 goals per match in season 2021. In 10 (76.92%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (46.15%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Man City talisman Aguero remains in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus, while De Bruyne is expected to remain in the treatment room for at least a month with a hamstring injury.

Nathan Ake's disrupted start to life at the Etihad continues as he struggles to shake off a muscular problem, but the Dutchman would barely have a chance of demoting Ruben Dias or John Stones to the bench in their current form.

Walker recovered from a hip problem to make the bench against West Brom, and the right-back should return against his boyhood club here, meaning that Cancelo could occupy the opposite flank.

It would be incredibly harsh to drop Jagielka after his exemplary performance against Man United, but with John Egan returning from suspension, the veteran could be demoted to the substitutes.

It remains to be seen if Kean Bryan will play a part against his former club after he lasted just 53 minutes of Wednesday's win, so Max Lowe is ready to step in if needed.

Enda Stevens, Ben Osborn, Jack Robinson and Oli McBurnie are all expected to miss out through injury, while Burke will hope to have done enough to earn a start at the Etihad.

Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, Sterling, Foden

Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Egan, Ampadu, Basham; Baldock, Norwood, Fleck, Lundstram, Lowe; McGoldrick, Burke