Friday, March 1, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Burnley vs Sheffield United – 02/12/23

Competition: Premier League

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 2/5 @ Pribet

Two sides who find themselves at the heart of a Premier League relegation scrap, Burnley will welcome Sheffield United to Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, suffering a heartbreaking collapse at Turf Moor last weekend as they eventually slumped to a 2-1 loss at the hands of West Ham, Burnley find themselves free-falling to an immediate Championship return. While Vincent Kompany’s side might have gained a string of plaudits as they romped their way to a Premier League return last season, the former Manchester City skipper has seen his squad come crashing back down to earth in an infamous fashion. Heading into November’s international break with a 3-1 drumming at the hands of title contenders Arsenal, Burnley have lost each of their previous seven straight showdowns against top-flight opposition. Crashing out of the EFL Cup on November 1st thanks to a 3-0 loss away at Everton, Saturday’s hosts have certainly shown a string of defensive issues. Including a 4-1 defeat against an inconsistent Chelsea last month, Burnley have already shipped 32 Premier League strikes this season. It should also be highlighted, Kompany’s side have yet to claim a single top-flight point at Turf Moor.

As for the visitors, while Sheffield United might have entered November’s international break with a minor boost, Paul Heckingbottom’s side are coming off the back of a woeful display. Coming under a huge amount of scrutiny as they eventually slumped to a 3-1 drumming at home against fellow relegation scrappers Bournemouth, the Blades find themselves sat rock-bottom of the Premier League table. Already tipped as a landslide contender to be hit with an immediate Championship return, United have collected just four points from any of their first 13 top-flight appearances. Needing what looks set to be a major miracle if they are to keep hold of their Premier League status this season, Saturday’s guests have also gained a reputation for their defensive crisis. Including a routine 5-0 drumming at the hands of Arsenal last month, Heckingbottom’s men have already shipped 34 top-flight strikes this year. Two sides already scrapping it out at the foot of the table, we are expecting over 1.5 goals here.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Burnley vs Sheffield United 2/5 for Saturday’s Premier League battle @ Pribet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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