Match Preview: Sheffield Utd 2-3 Manchester Utd Predictions and Betting Tips 17.12.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, December 17, 2020.

League: ENGLAND: Premier League – Round 13
Match: 21:00 Sheffield Utd – Manchester Utd
Tip: Away Win
Odd: 1.49
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:3 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Sheffield United’s atrocious Premier League (PL) campaign continues, as they became the first team since Manchester United back in 1930/31 to lose 11+ top-flight games after 12 opening rounds, and also the first team to gain just one point or less in the same 12-game period in English Football League history since Newport County in 1970/71.
  • The problems are easy to point out – not only have a league-high 50% of their fixtures witnessed the ‘Blades’ draw at HT then lose the second half, but they’ve also netted a league-low 0.42 goals per PL match. The hosts’ sole point did come at home however, where just one of their six PL home games witnessed a 2+ goal margin, whilst five featured under 2.5 goals.
  • The fact those home games were surprisingly tight suggests Sheffield can turn their home form around, although here they face a Man United side that’s won all five of their opening away league games for the first time since 1985/86, despite conceding first in every match! In fact Man United’s 3-1 victory in their last PL road trip took their historical PL tally of points collected after coming back from losing positions to 385, more than any other side in PL history.
  • A mammoth 75% of their point-haul has therefore come on the road, where all five PL away games saw them score 3+ goals. As can be expected from a side which thrives on a comeback, 75% of Man United’s PL away goals arrived in the second half, and 43.75% after the 75th minute.
  • Players to watch: Oliver McBurnie scored Sheffield’s only PL home goal from open play this term, and will surely be jealous of Bruno Fernandes’ form as the Man United superstar has scored five PL away goals already.
  • Hot stat: Man United are only the second team in PL history to score 2+ goals in nine consecutive away games.
Head-to-head matches: SHEFFIELD UTD – MANCHESTER UTD
24.06.20 PL Manchester Utd Sheffield Utd 3 : 0
24.11.19 PL Sheffield Utd Manchester Utd 3 : 3
09.01.16 FAC Manchester Utd Sheffield Utd 1 : 0
17.04.07 PL Manchester Utd Sheffield Utd 2 : 0
18.11.06 PL Sheffield Utd Manchester Utd 1 : 2

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