Sheffield United vs Liverpool Premier League Predictions

Premier League Sheffield United vs Liverpool
Sheffield United vs Liverpool Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 0-1.

With Sheffield United impressing on their return to the Premier League, this game may pose Liverpool a different threat from what they’re used to but seeing as the Reds are steamrolling their way to success this season, this should be a win for the Merseysiders.

Predictions

Liverpool are looking imperious this season and could be in for a big win, but Sheffield United are a strong team and won’t be taken down easily.

The Blades come into this game off the back of an impressive win away at Liverpool’s Mersey rivals Everton, beating them 2-0.

As for the visitors, they come into this after a win away at Stamford Bridge against a Chelsea side in transition, with goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino getting the goals.

Sheffield United’s season has been a bit stop-start, but wins against Everton and Crystal Palace have put them in a decent position in the table early on.

Liverpool are close to equalling a record set by Man City for most wins in a row in the Premier League and you feel like they’re more than capable of extending that record with a win here.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are clear favourites for this game so it wouldn’t be beneficial to bet just on a Liverpool win. Going for both sides to score or first goal scorer may be the way to go in this game. Either way, Liverpool should win – 4-2.

Betting Tips

Both teams have players in their ranks who capable of scoring at any time and that makes this bet quite interesting. It could be likely if United set up in their unique style of play, with centre-backs joining the attack and every player working as hard as can be, but there’s a huge gap in quality to overcome too. This is among the best online betting odds for this round of action. 888sport have both teams to score in both halves at 13/1.

Of all the players to pick to score, why Wijanldum? Well, the likes of Salah, Mane and Firmino always get the attention but the Dutch midfielder has the tendency to chip in with goals when his side needs them, so it isn’t too unlikely, even if the rather lengthy odds suggest otherwise. This bet is rated at 17/4 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

Sheffield United and Liverpool have faced each other on 136 times with the Blades winning 45 times, Liverpool winning 60 times and a draw being the final result on 31 different occasions.

Stats

  • The first four games all ended as draws from 1894 to 1897, with the scores being 2-2 on two occasions, 1-1 and 0-0.
  • United only won once in the first 10 games, a 4-0 win in the old Division One at Anfield, just years after Liverpool took over the ground from Everton.
  • The last win for Sheffield United came 16 years ago in the League Cup semi-final first leg in 2003 with Michael Tonge scoring a brace.
  • The last meeting between the two came in 2007 when Liverpool beat United 4-0 at Anfield with a double from Robbie Fowler – in his second spell at the club – Sami Hyypia and Steven Gerrard sealing the three points.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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