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Sheffield United vs Liverpool Prediction & Match Preview

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28 February 2021 20:15 CET Premier League Bramall Lane

Bramall Lane will host Sunday’s football game between Sheffield United and Liverpool, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the season finale.

The Blades are fighting hard to secure the Premier League survival, but Fulham seem to have ruined their survival hopes at the weekend. 

Since the rock-bottom side are low on confidence ahead of the visit of Liverpool, home win should not be considered.

The Reds, on the other hand, are eager to put an end to their four-match losing run in the national championship. 

Liverpool failed to impress in the Merseyside derby defeat, but they are surely capable of beating the relegation strugglers behind closed doors. 

As always, a man to watch in the away team will be Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah, who has netted 17 goals in the English top flight so far this season. In the first half of the season Liverpool defeated Sheffield Utd 2-1 at Anfield.

Sheffield United vs Liverpool Head-to-head

Teams Sheffield United Liverpool played so far 7 matches.
Sheffield United won 1 direct matches. Liverpool won 5 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.43 goals per Match.

Sheffield United vs Liverpool Prediction

Sheffield United in actual season average scored 0.94 goals per match. In 10 (62.50%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (50.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Liverpool average scored 2.10 goals per match in season 2021. In 18 (85.71%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 12 (57.14%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

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Liverpool's relentless centre-back injury troubles continued last weekend as Jordan Henderson limped off, and the skipper has since undergone surgery on his groin which could keep him out for up to eight weeks.

Klopp is hopeful of having his captain back at some point before the end of the season, but he joins an infirmary inundated with influential figures alongside the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, James Milner and Fabinho.

Milner and Fabinho should return to training ahead of Sunday's game but are not expected to be involved, while Diogo Jota will be assessed ahead of the game having also been back on the grass this week.

Klopp must also decide whether to start goalkeeper Alisson Becker, whose father tragically drowned in Brazil this week. The shot-stopper will be given the option to sit out if he wants.

Ozan Kabak and Nat Phillips ended the Merseyside derby as Liverpool's 18th different centre-back pairing of the season, and they could both feature from the start on Sunday despite January arrival Ben Davies also pushing for a start.

For all of Liverpool's poor form as a team, Mohamed Salah's continued goalscoring has provided a positive and he arrives at Bramall Lane with 16 goals in his last 17 away games across all competitions - as many as he had netted in his previous 51 on the road for the Reds.

Like Liverpool, Sheffield United have seen their centre-back options in particular decimated by injuries this season.

John Egan, Jack O'Connell, Chris Basham and former Liverpool man Jack Robinson will all miss Sunday's game through injury, while Wilder's defensive options are further limited by Jayden Bogle's absence.

Bogle will miss at least a couple of weeks after the challenge which controversially did not end up in a penalty for the Blades last weekend, while Basham also picked up his injury in that defeat to Fulham.

Sander Berge, Lys Mousset and Jack Rodwell are all sidelined too, leaving the hosts with a threadbare squad to choose from.

Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Ampadu, Jagielka, Bryan; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, Sharp

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Phillips, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane


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