Saturday, January 23, 2021

Prediction: Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United

Prediction: Crystal Palace to win 2-1

Best Odds: 8/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Crystal Palace and Sheffield United will face each other in the Premier League this weekend. The match at Selhurst Park in London is scheduled to kick off at 3pm UK time.

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are doing relatively well in the Premier League this season and are unlikely to be involved in a relegation dogfight. The Eagles are currently 14th in the league table with 19 points from 16 matches, as many as eight points above third-from-bottom Fulham, who have played 15 games.

Roy Hodgson’s side will head into the match against United at Selhurst Park in London on the back of a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at home. It followed 7-0 and 3-0 defeats to Liverpool and Aston Villa respectively in the league.

Team news:

Defender Gary Cahill is nursing a hamstring injury and could miss out for Palace.

Sheffield United

Sheffield United enjoyed a wonderful campaign in 2019-20 and finished as high as ninth in the Premier League table. However, Chris Wilder’s side are having a torrid time at the moment and are in genuine danger of ending up back in the Championship at the end of the season.

The Blades currently find themselves at the foot of the Premier League table with two points from 16 matches. The Yorkshire club have lost their last two league fixtures 1-0 and are desperate for a win at the moment. Things are desperate for United, who cannot score goals and are shipping in far too many for their liking.

Team news:

Oliver Burke is fit again, but it remains to be seen if Oli McBurnie is available after taking a knock against Everton and missing the match against Burnley.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Crystal Palace have scored 20 goals in 16 Premier League matches.
  • Sheffield United have scored eight goals in 16 Premier League matches.
  • Crystal Palace have conceded 29 goals in 16 league games.
  • Sheffield United have conceded 27 goals in 16 league games.
  • Crystal Palace lost 1-0 to Sheffield United at home in the league last season.

Conclusion

Although Palace are not in great form at the moment, they are in better shape and have more confidence than United. Playing at home will also give the Eagles an advantage, and it would come as a surprise if they slip up against the Blades.

Prediction: Crystal Palace to win 2-1

Best Odds: 8/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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