Sheffield United vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Sheffield United vs Manchester City prediction: Sheffield United 1-3 Manchester City

Sheffield United have a fantastic record against the top six sides this season, taking points from matches against Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United.

With the title all but wrapped up and heading to Anfield, Manchester City appear to be playing for the runners up position in the Premier League.

Manchester City were comfortable winners when the sides met less than a month ago and will be eager to replicate that performance.

Sheffield United vs Manchester City: Who will win?

Manchester City are 1/3 favourites to win the match while a win for Sheffield United is priced at 8/1. The draw can be backed at 4/1.

Manchester City have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last four away matches. Bet on both teams to score at 10/11.

Sergio Aguero has scored seven goals in his last four appearances. Aguero is 3/1 to open the scoring and 8/11 to score anytime.

Sheffield United vs Manchester City Premier League match preview

Sheffield United host Manchester City at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night.

Sheffield United held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Chris Wilder’s side went behind on the stroke of half time but were back on level terms late on whenJohn Fleck’s half volley smashed into the ground and looped over Bernd Leno.

Sheffield United are 7th in the table on 33 points, six behind a Champions League spot.

Manchester City’s five-match winning streak came to an end on Saturday as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Crystal Palace. Cenk Tonus’s free header gave Palace a shock lead at the break.

Manchester City’s pressure finally told late on when Sergio Aguero scored a quick fire brace to give his side the lead. City looked to be heading for all three points but a stoppage-time own goal from Fernandinho meant the spoils were shared.

City head into the match 16 points behind Liverpool, having played a game more than the league leaders.

Sheffield United have won five and drawn two of their 11 matches at Bramall Lane. They also boast the joint-second best defensive home record this season.

Only Liverpool have won more points away from home (28) than Manchester City (22). Guardiola’s side have scored a league-high 33 goals away from home, winning seven of their 11 matches on the road.

Sheffield United have never beaten Manchester City in the Premier League in seven previous attempts. Two of City’s four Premier League wins against the Blades have been 1-0 victories at Bramall Lane.

City were 2-0 winners when the sides met in the reverse fixture at the Etihad in December. Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne were both on target for the hosts.

Sheffield United team news vs Manchester City

Chris Wilder has little reason to make changes to the side which earned a point at the Emirates.

David McGoldrick is a doubt with an ankle injury and will be assessed.

The Blades have two former Man City players on their books in Kean Bryan and Jack Rodwell but neither is expected to feature on Tuesday.

Manchester City team news vs Sheffield United

Pep Guardiola only has two injury concerns ahead of Tuesday’s game. Long-term absentees Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte remain sidelined.

Having scored in each of his last four appearances, Sergio Aguero seems certain to continue in attack.

Nicolas Otamendi could replace John Stones in defence, while Phil Foden will be hoping for some minutes in midfield. Ilkay Gundogan could lose his spot at the base of midfield to Rodri.

Former Sheffield United player Kyle Walker was an unused substitute against Crystal Palace and could replace Joao Cancelo at right-back.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is an option for Guardiola to consider at left-back, despite not even making the matchday squad on Saturday.

Sheffield United predicted line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Sheffield United XI vs Manchester City

Predicted Sheffield United XI vs Manchester City

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Sheffield United

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Sheffield United

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Sheffield United

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


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