Liverpool are the guests at Bramall Lane on Sunday for the Premier League fixture with home team Sheffield United.
Our Sheffield United v Liverpool predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Sheffield United will be wanting a better result here following a 1-0 Premier League defeat last time out to Fulham.
In that match, Sheffield United managed 35% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Fulham got 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Ademola Lookman (61') scored for Fulham.
Sheffield United haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 versus opposition teams over the course of their last 6 matches. In those meetings, The Blades have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 8. Having said that, we must now wait to see whether the trend shall be sustained here in this game or not.
Heading into this contest, Sheffield United haven't won against Liverpool in their last 5 matches in the league.
Since a loss in their previous game against Everton in Premier League action, Liverpool and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Liverpool had 71% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For their opponents, Everton got 9 shots on goal with 6 on target. Richarlison (3') and Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson (83') scored for Everton.
The numbers tell their own story, and Liverpool have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 11 goals overall. Defensively, The Reds certainly have room for improvement.
Going into this encounter, Liverpool are undefeated by Sheffield United in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings going back to 02/04/1994 shows that Sheffield United have won 1 of them & Liverpool 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
In all, 15 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them for The Blades and 11 for The Reds. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league game between these sides was Premier League match day 6 on 24/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United.
In that match, Liverpool managed 62% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Roberto Firmino (41') and Diogo Jota (64').
On the other side, Sheffield United had 13 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Sander Berge (13') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Mike Dean.
Team News: Sheffield United
Jack O'Connell (Knee Surgery), Jack Robinson (Knock) and Sander Berge (Surgery) are not available for Sheff Utd manager Chris Wilder.
Team News: Liverpool
Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has to choose a team with limited availability. Naby Keïta (Ankle Injury), Fabinho (Muscle Injury), Diogo Jota (Bruised Knee), Virgil van Dijk (Ruptured cruciate ligament), Joel Matip (Ankle Injury) and Joe Gomez (Patella problems) can’t be considered.
We envisage that Sheffield United certainly have the ability to breach the defence of this Liverpool side, although one goal probably shouldn’t be enough.
We’ve gone for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 winning margin for Liverpool at full-time. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bramall Lane (32,050)
Captain: Billy Sharp
Chairman: Musa’ad bin Khalid Al Saud
Manager: Chris Wilder
Competitions: Premier League position 20, FA Cup (Sixth Round)
🔑 Key Man: David McGoldrick
Mostly playing in the Striker position, David McGoldrick was born in Nottingham, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Notts County in the 2003 - 2004 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 5 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 23 appearances.