Sheffield United vs Manchester United prediction comes before the 13th Premier League round matchup. This game will be played on Sunday, November 24, at the Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. In this match preview, we bring you betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of both Sheffield United and Manchester United.
Sheffield United vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Believe it or not, but Sheffield United who have just arrived in the Premier League from the Championship are higher on the table than Manchester United, the team with 20 titles won in the top English tier. After 12 rounds, the Blades have one point more than the Red Devils. And it’s not only because Manchester United haven’t been too impressive this season; it’s also because Sheffield United have been playing very well.
Sheffield United is a team that seems to do best when faced against a seemingly much stronger team. This season, they managed to avoid losing to such heavyweights as Chelsea, Tottenham, and Everton. They did lose to Liverpool, but the score in that game was 1:0 for the table leader. And that shows what the biggest strength of Sheffield United has been this season – their defense.
This team hasn’t allowed more than two goals this season. Actually, their good defensive record stretches back to their Championship days. The last time they conceded more than two goals was back in February when they played 3:3 with Aston Villa in an away game. At home, their good defensive run stretches back even more.
Speaking of their home performances, Sheffield have won their previous two matches at the Bramall Lane. They hammered Burnley 3:0 in the first match they played this month. And two weekends before that, they beat Arsenal 1:0. Can they pull off something similar against the Red Devils? They might, especially because Manchester United aren’t too great when playing against defensive-minded teams.
This season, the Red Devils have lost four Premier League games in total. But, they didn’t lose them to the teams from the top of the table. No, they lost to Newcastle, West Ham, Bournemouth, and Crystal Palace. What do these teams have in common apart from being much below Man United on the Premier League table? The answer is that each of these teams plays a very defensive style of football, especially when facing as strong teams as Manchester United.
Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer is a manager who likes his team to play quickly and look for changes from the counter-attacks. But, his team isn’t too great when it comes to controlling the game and slowly building-up the attacks. This makes the Red Devils poor against the teams that defend with all they got. And Sheffield United is definitely a team that can do that.
Our Sheffield United vs Manchester United prediction: 1X
Sheffield United vs Manchester United correct score prediction: 1:1
Sheffield United Form and Latest News
After losing to Liverpool in their last game in September, Sheffield United went into a really impressive run. They played draw on three occasions and won two matches in the following five rounds.
Manchester United Form and Latest News
Despite losing to Bournemouth at the beginning of the month, Manchester United have been in a pretty decent form in all competitions. They do need to up their form in the Premier League, the reason being that they’re trailing behind six teams and that there are several teams breathing by their neck. If they want to play in Europe next season, they need to start playing better.
Sheffield United vs Manchester United Predicted Lineups
Sheffield United predicted lineup: Henderson – Egan, Basham, O’Connell, Baldock, Stevens – Norwood, Fleck, Lundstram – Mousset, McGoldrick
Manchester United predicted lineup: De Gea – Lindelof, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Williams – Fred, McTominay, Pereira, James, Rashford – Martial
Other Sheffield United vs Manchester United betting tips:
Under 2.5 goals @1.74
HT-FT X-X @5.00