Posted on: 2021-01-25 12:45:10
Man Utd have kept a clean sheet in five of their last 10 fixtures in all competitions.
Sheffield United have failed to score in four of their last five away matches.
The Blades have scored just four goals on the road all season.
Man Utd have won 12 and drawn three of their last 15 top flight games.
Momentum with the hosts
Premier League leaders Manchester United welcome the division’s bottom club Sheffield United to Old Trafford in what has the makings of a routine evening for the in-form hosts on Wednesday.
With their league campaign already running smoothly, United took a step closer to FA Cup glory on Sunday with a superb 3-2 win over Liverpool at the Theatre of Dreams.
In typical 2020/21 fashion, United came from behind to outs their traditional rivals after a five-goal thriller in Manchester, though a more comfortable evening is anticipated later this week.
Blades enjoy FA Cup distraction
Sheffield United enjoyed FA Cup success of their own on Saturday when they edged out League One strugglers Plymouth 2-1 at Bramall Lane – a victory that was the Blades’ third in four matches.
Their recent surge, fleshed out by cup wins over lower league opponents, includes just one Premier League triumph over a listless Newcastle team however, and the Blades remain firmly rooted to the foot of the table, a full 12 points from safety.
Clean sheet for hosts on the cards?
With eight defeats in nine games and a total of just four goals scored, the Blades are by some distance the Premier League’s worst performing team on the road this season, and Chris Wilder’s side could struggle to lay a glove on Man Utd on Wednesday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were plagued by defensive issues earlier in the campaign, though a run of five clean sheets in 10 matches in all competitions points to an improvement at the back of late.
United – who have won 12 and drawn three of their last 15 Premier League fixtures – have an opportunity to further improve their goals against column this week when they take on a Blades team that failed to register in four of their last five tests on the road.
Sheffield United were unable to find the net against West Brom, Southampton, Burnley and Crystal Palace, and they could struggle to create again against higher-calibre hosts at Old Trafford.
The Man Utd win to nil market looks an attractive prospect as a result, though our 2-0 correct score prediction suggest the host’s margin of victory could be modest.
The Blades’ results have been dire this season, though they are rarely torn to shreds and having conceded just 1.8 goals per 90 minutes in games away from Bramall Lane this term, we can’t see them capitulating against their league leading hosts.
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