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Manchester United vs Sheffield United Prediction & Match Preview

 

Manchester United vs Sheffield United Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester United vs Sheffield United
England Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Kick-Off at 20.15 UK
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.

Buoyed by the FA Cup win over Liverpool, Manchester United will be looking to retain top position in the standings when they take on Sheffield United at their Old Trafford. 

The Red Devils are eyeing their fourth consecutive win at home in the Premier League, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. 

Key midfielder Bruno Fernandes, who scored the winner against Liverpool, is likely to be recalled to the starting XI, while Brandon Williams and Marcos Rojo remain in the recovery room.

The Blades, on the other hand, gave fans some cheer at the weekend, with the team beating Plymouth 2-1 in the FA Cup last 32. 

Sheffield United have collected no more than five points in the Premier League this term, and seeing that the Red Devils are eager to keep their title hopes alive, home win should be considered.


Manchester United vs Sheffield United Head-to-head

Teams Manchester United Sheffield United played so far 6 matches.
Manchester United won 5 direct matches. Sheffield United won 0 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.33 goals per Match.

Manchester United vs Sheffield United Prediction

Manchester United in actual season average scored 1.97 goals per match. In 9 (60.00%) 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 0.96 goals per match in season 2021. In 9 (75.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (41.67%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.


Team News:

Marcus Rashford sustained a knock late on against Liverpool at the weekend and, while the issue is not thought to be serious, the forward is unlikely to be risked on Wednesday.

Anthony Martial is expected to come into the side for Rashford, while Fernandes is among those likely to be restored to the XI after being named on the bench last time out.

This game does provide Solskjaer with a chance to rotate his side slightly, however, meaning that Pogba may be given a breather.

As for the visitors, they could be without as many as six first-team players as Sander Berge, Jack Robinson, Oli McBurnie, Jack O'Connell and Ben Osborn are all injured.

Lys Mousset has a chance of being fit, though David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp are favourites to lead the line at Old Trafford.

Full-back George Baldock was brought on as a substitute in the FA Cup win over Plymouth Argyle and is among those pushing for a recall to the XI here.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Martial; Cavani

Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Ampadu; Bogle, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, Sharp

Match officials
Referee: Peter Bankes. Assistants: Neil Davies, Nick Hopton. Fourth official: Martin Atkinson. VAR: David Coote. Assistant VAR: Marc Perry.


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