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Southampton host visiting club Sheffield United at St. Mary's Stadium in the Premier League meeting on Sunday.
All Southampton v Sheffield United match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Southampton will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-2 Premier League triumph over Bournemouth.
In that match, Southampton managed 58% possession and 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Southampton, the goals were scored by Danny Ings (41') and Che Adams (98'). At the other end, Bournemouth had 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Southampton haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They have totted up the amount of 10 during that time and have conceded a total of 5. That pattern might not be continued here, however.
Coming into this contest, Southampton are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
After a loss in their previous game against Everton in Premier League action, Sheffield United and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
At the other end, Everton had 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Richarlison (46') was the scorer for Everton.
During their 6 most recent matches, Chris Wilder's Sheffield United have seen their goal attempts be successful 8 times, giving them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Going into this contest, Sheffield United have not won away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 29/09/2007 shows us that Southampton have won 3 of these games & Sheffield United 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
An aggregate of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 7 of them for The Saints and 6 for The Blades. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
Team News: Southampton
Sam McQueen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Guido Carrillo (Hamstring Injury) will not be able to play for S'hampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.
In our view, The Saints will possibly opt for a 4-4-2 formation this time featuring Alex McCarthy, Ryan Bertrand, Jannik Vestergaard, Jack Stephens, Kyle Walker-Peters, Nathan Redmond, Oriol Romeu, Jamie Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Shane Long and Danny Ings.
Team News: Sheffield United
Due to a fully healthy group to choose from, Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has no fitness worries to report before this clash.
We reckon that The Blades appear most likely to utilise a 3-5-2 formation, giving starts to Dean Henderson, Chris Basham, John Egan, Jack O'Connell, George Baldock, Sander Berge, Oliver Norwood, John Fleck, Enda Stevens, Oliver McBurnie and David McGoldrick.
Our thinking is that Sheffield United and Southampton may well both score, with little between these two teams.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We therefore see a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium (32,384)
Captain: James Ward-Prowse
Chairman: Gao Jisheng
Manager: Ralph Hasenhüttl
Competitions: Premier League position 12
🔑 Key Player: Stuart Armstrong
Mostly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Stuart Armstrong was born in Inverness, Scotland. After having played his first senior match for Dundee United in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Midfielder has bagged 5 league goals in the Premier League 2019 - 2020 campaign to date from a total of 29 appearances.