Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United prediction: Crystal Palace 0-2 Sheffield United

A clash of two sides well on their way to Premier League survival.

Going into their first meeting way back on 18 August, both were hot favourites for relegation.

Now though, both are enjoying being in mid-table.

Will there be a winner at Selhurst Park?

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Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United: Who will win?

Hosts Crystal Palace are big underdogs to win this match at 11/5.

Sheffield United are 7/5 to leave South London with all three points.

A draw is 2/1.

Under 2.5 goals is 4/9.

Both teams to score no is 4/6.

Sheffield United to win and both teams to score no is 5/2.

Sheffield United’s French striker Lys Mousset celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Manchester United at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on November 24, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Wilfried Zaha, as always, will be a threat. The Côte d’Ivoire international is 9/1 to score first and 4/1 to net anytime.

Lys Mousset is Sheffield United’s joint-top scorer this season. He is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 2/1 to add to his tally.

David McGoldrick could also start up top. He is 6/1 to score first and 14/5 to finally score his first Premier League goal.

Both John Fleck and Mousset to score is 12/1.

Both Oliver Norwood and John Lundstram to score is 80/1.

Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United: Match preview

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 19: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on October 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Can Crystal Palace rediscover that winning feeling?

In their last game 11 days ago, the Eagles were really underwhelming in a 2-0 home defeat to Southampton.

Prior to that, Palace had drawn five league games in a row, most recently that dramatic last-gasp 2-2 at Manchester City.

Overall, Roy Hodgson’s side have only won one of their last ten in the Premier League but seven of those have been draws.

In that time, they have only dropped from eighth to 11th and still have a seven point advantage over the bottom three.

They have only scored 22 goals in the league so far, the second-lowest, but only the current top three and Sheffield United have conceded less than their 28.

This is certainly a solid Palace side but will they claim only their fifth home win so far in this encounter?

Sheffield United to beat Palace again?

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: John Lundstram of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Watford FC at Bramall Lane on December 26, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

As for Sheffield United, 167 days ago, John Lundstram scored the only goal of the game as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at home.

That was their first top-flight victory for 13 years but, at that point, no one could have foreseen what would happen next.

Since, they’ve won seven more league games, going as high as fifth in the table.

However, the Blades have struggled for results more recently.

In their last league outing, they were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Manchester City at Bramall Lane.

That means they have only won one of their last six Premier League outings although that does include two meetings with Man City as well as visits to Liverpool and Arsenal.

Despite this, they remain up in eighth in the table which is a remarkable achievement for an unfancied newly-promoted side.

Chris Wilder’s side should take heart from last weekend’s FA Cup win.

Sublime strikes from Muhamed Bešić and Oliver Norwood saw them beat Millwall 2-0 at the Den.

They will now travel to Reading or Cardiff of the Championship in round five knowing a win would see them through to an FA Cup quarter-final for the first time since 2004.

Back in the Premier League, will they complete a league double over Palace for the first time since 2005/06?

 Crystal Palace team news vs Sheffield United

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Luka Milivojević of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his side’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

After nearly two weeks off, Roy Hodgson’s injury list has shortened meaning he’s got more options ahead of this game.

As always, Vicente Guaita will be in goal; only six goalkeepers have more than his six Premier League clean sheets.

In defence, Mamadou Sakho, Jeffrey Schlupp and Patrick van Aanholt are all still unlikely to be fit.

So, Jaïro Riedewald will continue to fill in at left-back.

Martin Kelly, Gary Cahill and James Tomkins will continue to make up the back four despite the availability of Scott Dann and Joel Ward.

In midfield, Luka Milivojević’s three-match ban is finally over; he’s been out since 4 January when he was sent off against Derby.

The captain will return alongside Cheikhou Kouyaté and James McArthur with James McCarthy the man to make-way.

He’ll join Max Meyer on the bench.

In attack, they are still without Andros Townsend due to a groin injury.

So, top scorer Jordan Ayew will continue to cover wide right with talisman Wilfried Zaha, as ever, on the left.

January signing Cenk Tosun, on loan from Everton, has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

The Turk scored on his full debut at Manchester City so can he fire Palace to a result here?

Sheffield United team news vs Crystal Palace

Sheffield United’s English goalkeeper Dean Henderson reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and Liverpool at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on September 28, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

As for Sheffield United, almost all of their XI rarely changes.

Chris Wilder did make six changes in the FA Cup last weekend but will return to his tired and trusted XI here.

Dean Henderson has racked up eight Premier League clean sheets this season, the joint-most.

This is, of course, largely due to the solid defence in front of him.

Last weekend at Millwall, Phil Jagielka started for just the fifth time since rejoining the club in the summer.

However, John Egan will return at his expense and will thereby rekindle his partnership with Jack O’Connell and Chris Basham.

At wing-back, Enda Stevens and George Baldock will return, displacing Kieron Freeman and Ben Osborn respectively.

In the centre, despite scoring a superb goal at the Den, Muhamed Bešić is unlikely to keep his place.

Luke Freeman will also drop out with John Fleck and John Lundstram returning alongside Oliver Norwood.

In attack are really the only two positions up for grabs.

Callum Robinson started last weekend but has since joined West Bromwich Albion on loan.

Joint-top scorer Lys Mousset and David McGoldrick have been the most used partnership this season and are likely to get the nod once more.

Chris Wilder said in his pre-match presser that David McGoldrick is Sheffield United’s only injury doubt for the match against Crystal Palace but remains hopeful that the striker will be fit for the weekend.

Billy Sharp has started the last two games but is likely to joint Oli McBurnie and Leon Clarke in reserve.

Since 19 January 2019, Sheffield United have only lost two away games, in any competition; at Liverpool and Man City.

Will they win away here?

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Sheffield United

(Cenk Tosun is injured and ruled out this match by Roy Hodgson. Christian Benteke could replace the Turkish international.)

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Sheffield United

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Sheffield United.

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Crystal Palace.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Premier League table:

1Liverpool FC29271166214582
2Manchester City28183768313757
3Leicester City29165858283053
4Chelsea FC29146951391248
5Manchester United29129844301445
6Wolverhampton Wanderers29101364134743
7Sheffield United28111073025543
8Tottenham Hotspur29118104740741
9Arsenal FC2891364036440
10Burnley FC29116123440-639
11Crystal Palace29109102632-639
12Everton FC29107123746-937
13Newcastle United2998122541-1635
14Southampton FC29104153552-1734
15Brighton & Hove Albion29611123240-829
16West Ham United2976163550-1527
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19Aston Villa2874173456-2225
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