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Fans of both teams await the FA Cup action taking place on Sunday as Sheffield United
will play Arsenal
. Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Sheffield United v Arsenal can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Sheffield United will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 3-0 Premier League losing effort in their last game against Manchester United. In that game, Sheffield United had 32% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Manchester United had 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. Anthony Martial (7', 44', 74') was the scorer for Manchester United.
Sheffield United have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their goals record equals just 4 against opponents during their previous six matches. In those meetings, The Blades have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 8. In any event, time will tell whether that pattern shall be maintained here in this match.
Arsenal head into the clash following a 0-2 Premier League win with the defeat of Southampton in their last match. In that match, Arsenal managed 48% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Arsenal, the goals were scored by Eddie Nketiah (20') and Joe Willock (87'). For their opponents, Southampton had 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal have turned their attacks into goals a total of 7 times throughout their latest six matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during that same period comes to 7.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 23/09/2006 tells us that Sheffield United have won 2 of these games & Arsenal 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 3 of them from The Blades and 13 coming from The Gunners. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league clash between these sides was Premier League match day 23 on 18/01/2020 which ended up with the score at Arsenal 1-1 Sheffield United. That day, Arsenal managed 60% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Gabriel Martinelli (45'). At the other end, Sheffield United had 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. John Fleck (83') was the scorer. The match was refereed by Mike Dean.
Team News: Sheffield United
Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this match thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Arsenal
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match.
We feel that Arsenal and Sheffield United could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium. It will be interesting to see how this one goes, and it’s not easy to pick a clear winner. We’re therefore predicting a hard-fought 0-0 draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bramall Lane (32,702)
Captain: Billy Sharp
Chairman: Musa’ad bin Khalid Al Saud
Manager: Chris Wilder
Competitions: Premier League position 7, FA Cup (Sixth Round)
⭐ Star Player: Lys Mousset
Mostly played in the Striker position, Lys Mousset was born in Montivilliers, France. After having played his first senior match for Havre AC in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has managed 5 league goals in this Premier League 2019 - 2020 season so far in 24 appearances.