Sheffield United is gearing up to take on Manchester United at Bramall Lane, kicking off the action for Round 9 of the Premier League in front of their passionate home crowd.
During the recent international break, Sheffield United had a momentary respite from their troublesome season start, although the quest for their first win remained ongoing. Sadly, the club's recent history has been marred by four consecutive losses against Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham, and Fulham.
As for Manchester United, With three losses in their last five league games, a drop in ranking was imminent. In their penultimate match before the break, they even found themselves trailing Brentford in the closing moments, facing the possibility of three consecutive home league defeats. However, salvation arrived in the form of Scott McTominay, who netted two crucial goals during stoppage time to rescue the game. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
Sheffield United has managed to score only 6 goals in 8 Premier League matches, which includes one own goal.
The betting tip is...
Man United to keep a clean sheet
In a setback for Sheffield United, Chris Basham suffered a notable injury during their recent defeat to Fulham, and it's anticipated that he will be sidelined for an extended period. John Egan is also grappling with an injury concern.
Moving further up the field, the availability of Tom Davies remains uncertain, and William Osula, Ben Osborn, and Anel Ahmedhodzic seem to be ruled out due to injury. G Hamer, as he boasts an impressive 19% shot accuracy rate and has made a substantial impact on the offensive front with a combined total of 2 goals and assists. He is undoubtedly the player to keep a close watch on in the upcoming match.
Norwood might start for Sheffield United.
Predicted Lineup: Foderingham , Trusty, Robinson, Ahmedhodžić, Bogle, Thomas, Hamer, Souza, McAtee/Norwood, McBurnie , Archer
Manchester United is eagerly looking forward to the return of key players like Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia, and Sergio Reguilon to strengthen their matchday lineup. In some good news, K Mainoo, who had been sidelined with an ankle injury, has resumed training.
On the flip side, Luke Shaw and Wan Bissaka are currently dealing with injuries, and Victor Nilsson Lindelöf's availability for the upcoming matches remains uncertain.
Despite these challenges, the team heavily relies on the attacking prowess of Bruno Fernandes. He has been making a significant impact, contributing with two goals and two assists, and he boasts an impressive 26.8% success rate when it comes to shots on target.
Scott McTominay is expected to start for United.
Predicted Lineup: Onana, Dalot, Maguire, Evans, Amrabat; Ekrison, Mount, Scott McTominay, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund.
Sheffield United is getting ready for a tough showdown against Manchester United, and it promises to be a significant challenge. Their performance this season hasn't been quite up to the mark, with an average possession rate of only 41.44%. This raises valid questions about their competitiveness at the highest level.
On the flip side, Manchester United is coming into this match with a great chance to demonstrate their superiority. They possess a dynamic and flexible attacking lineup, maintaining an impressive average possession rate of 53.73%. With these strengths in their arsenal, they seem more than capable of easily breaking through Sheffield United's defense.