Sheffield United will be facing away team Arsenal at Bramall Lane in the Premier League tie on Sunday.
View all of the Sheffield United v Arsenal predictions, poll and stats below including the latest game odds.
Sheffield United will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-1 Premier League defeat last time out to Leeds United.
In that game, Sheffield United had 46% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. For Sheffield United, the goals were scored by Ben Osborn (45') and Phil Jagielka (49' Own goal). Leeds United got 23 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Jack Harrison (12') was the scorer for Leeds United.
Sheffield United have been quite ineffective in attack in more recent games. Their goals record equals just 2 vs opposition teams during the course of their previous 6 matches. In those games, The Blades have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them come to 13. Previous results aside, time will tell whether the trend might be sustained in this next match or not.
Going into this one, Sheffield United have not registered a win against Arsenal in their previous 2 league matches.
In the game prior to this, Arsenal drew 1-1 in the Europa League tie with Slavia Prague.
In that game, Arsenal had 54% possession and 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Arsenal was Nicolas Pépé (86'). Slavia Praha had 10 shots at goal with 4 on target. Tomáš Holeš (90') scored for Slavia Prague.
Looking at their form, and Arsenal have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals overall. In defence, The Gunners certainly have room for improvement.
Their prior results show that Arsenal:
- have not won against Sheffield United when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes going back to 31/10/2007 shows that Sheffield United have won 1 of these and Arsenal 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them for The Blades and 14 for The Gunners. The average goals per game has been 3.
The last league match between the two was Premier League match day 4 on 04/10/2020 when the final score was Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield United.
In that match, Arsenal had 64% possession and 6 shots on goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Bukayo Saka (61') and Nicolas Pépé (64').
For their opponents, Sheffield United got 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. David McGoldrick (84') was the scorer.
The referee was Lee Mason.
Team News: Sheffield United
Jack O'Connell (Knee Surgery) and Jack Robinson (Knock) aren’t available for Sheff Utd boss Paul Heckingbottom.
Team News: Arsenal
With a fully injury-free squad ready to go, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
We think that Sheffield United will need to push hard to put one past this Arsenal side who will likely manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore fancy a good battle with a 0-1 winning margin for Arsenal at the end of this one.
We’ll see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bramall Lane (32,050)
Captain: Billy Sharp
Chairman: Musa’ad bin Khalid Al Saud
Manager: Paul Heckingbottom
Competitions: Premier League position 20
⭐ Star Player: David McGoldrick
Mostly played in the Striker position, David McGoldrick was born in Nottingham, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Notts County in the 2003 - 2004 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 27 appearances.