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The Premier League match at Bramall Lane on Thursday sees hosts Sheffield United ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Tottenham Hotspur.
Our Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (plus the best game odds).
Sheffield United will be hoping to bounce back here after a 1-2 FA Cup defeat last time out to Arsenal.
In that match, Sheffield United managed 40% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sheffield United was David McGoldrick (87'). Arsenal had 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Nicolas Pépé (25') and Dani Ceballos (90') scored for Arsenal.
Sheffield United haven’t made the most of their chances of late. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 versus opponents during the course of their previous six matches. In those meetings, The Blades have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 9.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Sheffield United:
- are unbeaten in the league by Tottenham Hotspur in their previous 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Tottenham Hotspur head into the match following a 2-0 Premier League win versus West Ham United in their previous match.
In that game, Tottenham Hotspur had 64% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Tottenham Hotspur was Harry Kane (82'). At the other end, West Ham United had 10 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Tomáš Souček (64' Own goal) scored for West Ham United.
Looking at their form, and Tottenham Hotspur have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 9 goals overall. In defence, Spurs have been far from perfect.
Coming into this clash, Tottenham Hotspur are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 05/03/1994 tells us that Sheffield United have won 1 of these games & Tottenham Hotspur 2, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
A total of 16 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 for The Blades and 9 created by Spurs. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Premier League match day 12 on 09/11/2019 when it finished Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Sheffield United.
On that day, Tottenham Hotspur had 60% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Heung-Min Son (58').
Sheffield United had 14 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. George Baldock (78') scored.
The match was refereed by Graham Scott.
Team News: Sheffield United
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
It seems likely that The Blades will possibly make use of the 3-5-2 system for this game featuring Dean Henderson, Jack Robinson, John Egan, Chris Basham, Enda Stevens, John Fleck, Oliver Norwood, John Lundstram, George Baldock, Billy Sharp and Oliver McBurnie.
Team News: Tottenham Hotspur
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available for selection, Tottenham Hotspur boss José Mourinho has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
From our viewpoint, Spurs seem likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 formation using Hugo Lloris, Serge Aurier, Davinson Sánchez, Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks, Steven Bergwijn, Bamidele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.
Sheffield United will have their work cut out to put one past this Tottenham Hotspur team who will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 win for Tottenham Hotspur when all is said and done.
Let’s see how it plays out.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bramall Lane (32,702)
Captain: Billy Sharp
Chairman: Musa’ad bin Khalid Al Saud
Manager: Chris Wilder
Competitions: Premier League position 8, FA Cup (Sixth Round)
⭐ Key Player: Lys Mousset
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Lys Mousset was born in Montivilliers, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Havre AC in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 5 league goals in this Premier League 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in 25 appearances.