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The Premier League game at Bramall Lane on Saturday will see home side Sheffield United lock horns with opponents Bournemouth.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Sheffield United v Bournemouth, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
Sheffield United enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Premier League drawn game versus Brighton & Hove Albion.
In that match, Sheffield United had 38% possession and 9 shots at goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Brighton & Hove Albion got 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Simon Adingra (6') and Adam Webster (74' Own goal) scored for Brighton & Hove Albion.
It has been seldom in recent times where Sheffield United have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Sheffield United have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 14 goals on the way. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be continued here, though.
Coming into this contest, Sheffield United are winless against Bournemouth in their previous 2 league games.
Bournemouth will go into this game following a 2-0 Premier League win with the eclipse of Newcastle United in their most recent match.
In that match, Bournemouth had 48% possession and 19 shots on goal with 10 on target. The scorer for Bournemouth was Dominic Solanke (60', 73'). For their opponents, Newcastle United got 8 shots on goal with 5 on target.
Demonstrating their appetite for eventful encounters, goals have been seen as many as 21 times in the previous 6 games in which Bournemouth have sent out their troops, yielding an average of 3.5 goals for each clash. Their opponents have managed 14 of those goals.
Going into this one, Bournemouth are without an away win for the past 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 01/09/2012 tells us that Sheffield United have won 3 of these games & Bournemouth 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 10 for The Blades and 7 netted by The Cherries. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
Team News: Sheffield United
Tom Davies (unknown injury), Chris Basham (Leg injury), Anel Ahmedhodzic (unknown injury) and John Egan (Foot injury) are not available for Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom.
We are thinking that The Blades will probably line up in a 3-4-2-1 system for the game, beginning the first half with Wesley Foderingham, George Baldock, Auston Trusty, Jack Robinson, Jayden Bogle, Luke Thomas, V. de Souza, Oliver Norwood, James McAtee, Gustavo Hamer and Cameron Archer.
Team News: Bournemouth
Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola has multiple availability issues to deal with. Ryan Fredericks (Calf injury), Emiliano Marcondes (Foot injury), Darren Randolph (Ill) and Tyler Adams (Hamstring injury) miss out here.
We reckon that The Cherries appear most likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, settling for Neto, Adam Smith, Illia Zabarnyi, Marcos Senesi, Lloyd Kelly, Ryan Christie, Lewis Cook, Antoine Semenyo, Justin Kluivert, Marcus Tavernier and Dominic Solanke.
In our view, Sheffield United will need to apply a lot of pressure to find the net against this Bournemouth outfit who we think might end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 victory for Bournemouth at the conclusion of the game.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bramall Lane (31,884)
Captain: John Egan
Chairman: Yusuf Giansiracusa
Manager: Paul Heckingbottom
Competitions: Premier League position 19
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