Manchester United vs Sheffield United 24/06/20
The battle for the top 4 is beginning to heat up with only 8 more fixtures left. Manchester United take on Sheffield United on Wednesday, June 24th at 9PM (GMT). Both teams are contending for a champions league spot and with Lecister’s drop in form, competition is heating up for a top four finish.
If you are looking for some predictions and betting tips for the Manchester United vs Sheffield United game you can choose to read more.
In the last 6 games Manchester United have won 12 points and only Liverpool has scored more points. Manchester United have been undefeated in their last 6 games and with 3 wins and 3 draws. They have conceded just 2 goals in these games. This means that along with Wolves, United are the only team that has conceded the fewest goals in the last 6 games.They have also scored 9 goals, in their last 6 premier league matches. Only 4 more teams have scored more goals than United in their last 6 premier league matches.
Sheffield on the other hand have won 11 points in their past 6 games with 3 wins, 2 draws and a defeat. Sheffield have been strong defensively with Dean Henderson at the posts and the dependable duo of John Egan and Jack O’Connell as his centerbacks. However, their form has dipped considerably in their past 2 games. They lost 3-0 to Newcastle, a team that has scored the second fewest goals in the league. They have scored only 5 goals in their last 6 games and only 4 teams have scored fewer goals in the premier league.
United have always been haunted with injuries throughout their campaign. However, after the abrupt hiatus, they have only 2 players unavailable from injuries who often don’t even feature in the starting 11.
Paul Pogba is back after a significant layoff due to injury. He missed 39 games due to injury.in the 2019/20 premier league season.
Pogba was instrumental in changing the pace of United’s game against Spurs. He came on in the 63rd minute and won a penalty for United which was converted by Bruno Fernandes effectively winning the Red Devils a draw.
Bruno Fernandes is in fine form since his transfer from Sporting in January. He has had a massive impact on a squad that was bereft of any creativity because of Pogba’s absence.
Bruno has featured in 6 premier league games since his transfer . He has scored 3 goals and assisted another 3 goals in the premier league these games.
We believe that there he will bag at least 1 goal or assist espicially with Pogba on the pitch.
Sheffield’s talismanic goalkeeper, Dean Henderson will be ineligible for this game because he is on loan from Manchester United.
Sheffield’s first choice center back John Egan is ineligible to play because of a red card. Egan’s partner, Jack O’Connell is a major doubt because of a knee injury.
Predictions and betting tips
We believe that United should score at least 2 goals if not more. Sheffield may try to sit deep but with Eagan out and potentially O’Connell still being injured, their defence would be considerably weakened.
United may also play Bruno and Pogba together and the dynamic duo might end producing many line breaking passes to Rashford and Martial.
Rashford has scored 5 goals in his last 5 games. Purely based on a simple trend analysis, Rashford has 51% chance of scoring.
However, with an opposition with significant absentees in defence and the inclusion of Bruno and Pogba we believe Rashford’s chances of scoring could rise dramatically.
Martial is better at scoring against teams that tend to attack. Martial isn’t a conventional striker. He is a player who can hit the opposition during a counter attack. He isn’t great against teams that operate in a low block like Sheffield.
Rashford unlike Martial is better at breaking down teams like Sheffield while cutting in from the left.
We believe that the game will end 2-0 to Manchester United with Rashford scoring at least one goal. Manchester United are the clear favourites to win with odds of 1.44 compared to Sheffield who have 8.60 odds.
We believe that a combined bet of a Manchester United win and Rashford scoring anytime during the game is a reasonable bet to place. B-Bets is offering a 3.50 return with this combination.