James CookeTottenham vs Sheffield United, Saturday November 9th, 15:00, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. After yet another poor result last time out against Everton, will this be the game that we start to see Mauricio Pochettino turn Spurs’ season around or will Sheffield United spring a shock in North London?
After yet another poor result last time out against Everton, will this be the game that we start to see Mauricio Pochettino turn Spurs’ season around or will Sheffield United spring a shock in North London?
Spurs will be heavily fancied by the bookies for this but the harsh reality for Tottenham is that Sheffield United could easily come away from this game with something.
Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last four games, winning twice against Burnley and Arsenal while picking up valuable draws against Watford and West Ham, both away from home.
Tottenham will be favourites despite their form but why not go outside the box for this one? Why not pick Sheffield United to win 2-0 and Billy Sharp to score at any time? They’ve got Spurs at the best possible time and this match is made for a giant killing.
Spurs are lacking in confidence while United are full of it, the Spurs fans will be expecting Tottenham to win this one while United’s aren’t expecting much. The pressure is on Spurs, the players are failing to deal with pressure now so when you put all of that together, this is among the best online betting odds for this game.888sport have this particular score line as 28/1.
If you know a football fan, chances are they like Billy Sharp and respect the career he has had. His goal on the opening day was a great sight for fans – unless you support Bournemouth – and I can’t imagine too many people would be unhappy to see against one of England’s elite clubs, with this bet rated at 14/5 by 888sport.
Head to Head
These two sides have faced off against one another 90 times, with Tottenham winning 36 times, The Blades winning 28 times and the draw being the final result on 26 occasions.
The first meeting between these two sides was in 1901 in the FA Cup when they played out a 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane, before Spurs won the replay 3-1.
Sheffield United actually won the last Premier League meeting back in 2007 when goals from Rob Hulse and Phil Jagielka saw The Blades come from behind to win 2-1.
The last meeting overall, however, was back in 2015 when they met in the League Cup semifinal. Spurs had won the first leg 1-0 but drew the second leg at Bramell Lane 2-2 with Christian Eriksen scoring a peach of a free kick late on.
The biggest margin of victory in the Premier League era was back in 1993 when Sheffield United dished out a 6-0 thrashing of a Spurs side containing the likes of Gary Mabbutt, Teddy Sheringham, Darren Anderton and Jason Cundy.
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