Manchester United vs Sheffield United
England Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Kick-Off at 20.15 UK
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
Top of the table meet the very bottom on Wednesday evening as Manchester United play host to Sheffield United at Old Trafford.
This should be a one-way street all the way for the Red Devils who just can’t afford to drop points against the last-placed team if they want to stay in contention for the Premier League title.
Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer has faced severe criticism after somewhat of a slower start to the season. However, he seems to have found the winning formula as Manchester United look as good as they’ve ever been in the last decade.
The Red Devils will come into this tie encouraged with a phenomenal performance in a 3-2 victory over fiery inter-city enemies Liverpool in the FA Cup.
Bruno Fernandes came on from the bench to score the match-winner from a beautifully taken free kick on Sunday evening. He has been the key figure in United’s successes so far in the season and we have reasons to expect the Portuguese star to deliver against the worst team in the division.
Manchester United vs Sheffield United Head-to-head
Manchester United have the head to head record to back them up too here. They won eight and drew one of the last nine meetings with the Blades.
The Red Devils scored at least three goals in each of the last three encounters against Sheffield United.
Historically, they have bagged 88 goals in 42 home matches against the Blades.
Manchester United vs Sheffield United Prediction
Sheffield United are not even a shadow of the last season’s team. They did not change the squad drastically between the two seasons, but something is obviously missing there for Chris Wilder and his troops. They have not been capable of keeping things tight at the back since the start of the season and they have by far the worst attacking record in the entire division (10 goals in 19 matches).
The Blades did win three of the last four outings across competitions, but two of these three victories came in the FA Cup against the lower-division rivals. They have allowed three goals in the most recent Premier League defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on the home patch.
Also, Sheffield United took just one point in nine away outings so far in the season. We expect the hosts to be in full control right from the start and we’ll back Manchester United to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end as the main betting option at the 1.83 odds