Sheffield United vs Liverpool
England Premier League
Date: Sunday, 28 February 2021
Kick-Off at 19.15 UK
Venue: Bramall Lane.
Sheffield United and Liverpool are two of the biggest disappointments in this term of the Premier League. The Blades almost secured a place in European competitions last season, while the Reds won the title in a superior fashion.
Chris Wilder’s men will most likely be dropped to the Championship football after this campaign, while Jurgen Klopp’s troops have already lost all hopes of defending the title.
The two outfits have suffered losses in the previous round as well and they will both come into Sunday’s clash at Bramall Lane in the lowest of spirits.
United can slowly start preparing for the second division football after the 1-0 defeat at direct rivals Fulham last Saturday. It was the third consecutive league loss for Chris Wilder’s team who are now 14 points shy of the safe zone.
They can hardly expect anything against highly-motivated Liverpool here.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool Head-to-head
- Liverpool lead the head to head tie by 17 wins ahead of the landmark 100th encounter with the Blades.
- The Reds won each of the last four clashes against Sheffield United.
- The streak includes this season’s 2-1 victory for Klopp’s men at Anfield Road.
- The Blades scored just one goal in the last four games against Liverpool.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool Prediction
The 0-2 defeat to Everton in the last weekend’s Merseyside derby was Liverpool’s fourth consecutive in the Premier League.
Klopp’s men have thus even put the top-four finish in jeopardy as West Ham United are five points away in the fourth place at the moment.
The Reds are thus in a must-win situation here. To be fair, they could not wish for a better opponent at this moment.
Liverpool will want to remove the pressure by scoring an early goal and we believe this will be a one-sided affair from the very first whistle to the end.
We will thus back Liverpool to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 2.10.
Since the Blades have by far the worst attacking record in the division (15 goals scored in 25 games so far), we see a great value in backing the visitors to win to nil at the odds of 2.40