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Manchester United vs Sheffield United predictionApril 24, 2024, 3:00 PM EDT
Manchester United odds-323
Sheffield United odds+740
Over\Under3.5 -108 \ -109

Manchester United vs Sheffield United. Shape of the Teams

On April 24, Old Trafford will set the stage for a Premier League clash between Manchester United and Sheffield United.

The hosts are experiencing a tumultuous season. In their last seven rounds, they’ve managed just one victory, a 2-0 win over Everton. Their other results include three draws and losses against Fulham (1-2), Manchester City (1-3), and Chelsea (3-4).

Although Manchester United managed to reach the final of the FA Cup, their performance in that game gives enough to think about. At Wembley they squandered a 3-0 lead against Coventry and eventually went to penalties. 

From the season’s outset, Sheffield United appeared as a prime candidate for relegation. After 33 rounds, they’ve secured only three wins and suffered 25 defeats.

These weak results have cemented the Blades firmly at the bottom of the Premier League standings. With only five games left until the end of the season, they are ten points behind the safe zone.

Manchester United vs Sheffield United Main Match Info

Manchester United vs Sheffield United Prediction, Odds

Manchester United has a prime opportunity to work on their goal difference when facing such an opponent. Sheffield’s defence has been famously porous, with an average of 2.7 goals per game conceded in the EPL. They have allowed more than one goal in seven consecutive matches, with over two goals conceded in four of those encounters.

Manchester United, on the other hand, scored more than one goal in their last four matches. Hosting the league’s weakest team at Old Trafford, the Red Devils are expected to launch an aggressive onslaught from the outset. Sheffield United’s defence is likely to face a tough test – which they are unlikely to pass. 

Manchester United’s recent matches have been high-scoring affairs, with 30 goals recorded over six games (averaging five goals per match). Meanwhile, Sheffield’s last seven matches have seen a total of 31 goals (averaging 4.43 per game). 

In addition, the two teams exchanged goals in four of the last five meetings, so the most plausible prediction is a total of more than 3.5 goals.

Manchester United vs Sheffield United Betting Tip

Manchester United may not have been in peak form recently, but they are clear favourites in this match. Sheffield United lost 75% of their away matches in the Premier League. On the road, the Blades scored a mere 13 goals while conceding 37. This is enough to position Manchester United as the dominant team in this encounter.

Kobbie Mainoo has been one of Manchester United’s revelations this season. The 18-year-old standout has provided much-needed energy in the defence. Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes also continues to excel, scoring goals and providing crucial assists to his teammates.

In terms of motivation, it appears to be minimal on both sides. 

The Red Devils are set to finish outside the Champions League spots, and the Blades will be relegated. However, Manchester United’s quality and performance levels are still much better. 

They have secured victories in six of the last eight H2H encounters with Sheffield United. Given this track record, betting on a Manchester United victory with a handicap of (-1.5) seems like a reasonable option for this fixture.

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