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Crystal Palace will arrive at Bramall Lane on Saturday for the Premier League meeting with home team Sheffield United.
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Sheffield United won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 4-0 Premier League loss in their previous game against Tottenham Hotspur.
In that match, Sheffield United had 34% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. At the other end, Tottenham Hotspur had 20 shots at goal with 11 on target. Gareth Bale (36', 61', 69') and Heung-Min Son (77') scored for Tottenham Hotspur.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Sheffield United have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that The Blades have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 12 goals on the way.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Manchester City in Premier League action, Crystal Palace will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Crystal Palace had 30% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Manchester City got 20 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Sergio Agüero (57') and Ferrán Torres (59') scored for Manchester City.
Looking at their form, and Crystal Palace have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals overall. At the back, The Eagles have some weaknesses to address. Such a trend might not be carried forward into this game, though.
Taking a look at their past results, Crystal Palace:
- are winless against Sheffield United when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 06/03/2010, there has been little to separate the clubs with Sheffield United winning 3 of those games, Crystal Palace 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
11 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 from The Blades and 6 created by The Eagles. The average goals per game has been 1.83.
The last league match featuring the two was Premier League match day 17 on 02/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheffield United.
That day, Crystal Palace managed 44% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorers were Jeff Schlupp (4') and Eberechi Eze (45').
Sheffield United got 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Stuart Attwell.
Team News: Sheffield United
Jack Robinson (Knock) and Jack O'Connell (Knee Surgery) are not available for Sheff Utd boss Paul Heckingbottom.
Team News: Crystal Palace
Palace manager Roy Hodgson has not got a full squad to pick from. Nathan Ferguson (Hamstring Injury), Mamadou Sakho (Knock), James Tomkins (Ill) and James McArthur (Knock) won’t be making appearances.
Our assessment is that Crystal Palace and Sheffield United may well end up cancelling each other out here.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore predicting a 1-1 score draw at the end of this one.
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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
⭐ Key Man: Billy Sharp
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Billy Sharp was born in Sheffield, England. After making a first senior appearance for Sheffield United in the 2004 - 2005 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date in 16 appearances.