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Prediction: Manchester United vs Sheffield United

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 26 Jan 2021

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Prediction: Man United win

Best Odds: 2/7

Bookmaker: 888sport

As millions around the world continue to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, one slice of normality has remained the same – sport. We’re now in a new year and that means we’re going to be experiencing a whole lost of games coming at us thick and fast between now and May, which is especially true in the English Premier League. Today, we’re going to take a look at a fixture that always seems to deliver excitement – Manchester United vs Sheffield United.

Manchester United

The fact that Manchester United are top of the Premier League table is enough of a reason to believe that this is an incredibly unpredictable campaign. Very few people would’ve expected them to surge to such lofty heights when the season first began but now, they’re in a really strong position. Sure, there’s a chance they’re going to fall away, but they are beginning to build the sort of foundations that fans need to see if they’re going to have a strong run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Team News

Rashford is a doubt after hobbling off against Liverpool in the FA Cup, whereas the following players have already been ruled out through injury: Rojo, Williams and Jones.

Sheffield United

Getting past Derby County’s dreaded 11 points record is going to be priority number one for Chris Widler, even if he doesn’t want to admit it. They can talk about survival all they want but they’re so far off the pace of the rest of the league that they really do need to just take things one step at a time. If they can build some momentum then great, but for now, just try and get some points on the board.

Team News

Egan is still out through suspension, Mousset is a fitness concern and the following players are out through injury as Wilder’s selection headache goes on: Berge, O’Connell, Osborn, Robinson and McBurnie.

Factors to Consider

  • In their last meeting back in mid-December, Man United beat Sheff United 3-2.
  • Man United have won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six games.
  • Sheff United have won three and lost three of their last six games.
  • Man United have scored seven goals and conceded five in their last six games.
  • Sheff United have scored seven goals and conceded nine in their last six games.

Conclusion

Sheffield United are going to give a spirited display, if only because they don’t really have anything to lose. Everyone expects them to go down so if they just go out there and put their best foot forward, what’s the worst that can happen? The pressure is all on the shoulders of Manchester United and while they may have previously folded under that pressure with Ole in charge, they’re starting to look like the United of old – which is why we think a narrow win is on the cards here in what should be a belter of a game.

Prediction: Man United win

Best Odds: 2/7

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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