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

Sheffield United vs Southampton prediction: Sheffield United 2-1 Southampton

These two both enjoyed comebacks against a top side before the international break.

Sheffield United, back at Bramall Lane, will be looking to get back to winning ways at home.

As for Southampton, their only win so far came in their last outing on the road.

Who will come out on top in Yorkshire?

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Sheffield United vs Southampton: Who will win?

Sheffield United, as hosts, are slight favourites at 6/4.

Southampton are 19/10 to leave with all three points.

A draw is 11/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 11/10.

Both teams to score is 5/6.

Sheffield United to win and both teams to score is 4/1.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Callum Robinson of Sheffield United in action during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane on August 18, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Callum Robinson got his first Premier League goal last time out. The Republic of Ireland international is 9/2 to score first and 2/1 to net anytime.

His international teammate David McGoldrick was amongst the goals during the break. He is 5/1 to break the deadlock and 21/10 to score anytime.

Moussa Djenepo opened the scoring in Saints’ only win so far. He is 9/1 to score first and 7/2 to add to his tally.

Danny Ings is yet to get off the mark in this campaign. He is 5/1 to score first and 23/10 to do just that.

Both Robinson and Oliver McBurnie to score is 15/2.

Both John Lundstram and Oliver Norwood to score is 95/1.

Both James Ward-Prowse and Ings to score is 16/1.

Both Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Ings to score is 22/1.

Sheffield United vs Southampton: Match preview

Sheffield United’s goalkeeper Dean Henderson Stoke City v Sheffield United – Sky Bet Championship – bet365 Stadium 05-05-2019 . (Photo by Clint Hughes/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

It’s been a decent start to the campaign for Sheffield United and, a fortnight ago, they got their most impressive result of the season so far.

In their first match against one of last season’s top six, they found themselves 2-0 down at Stamford Bridge to Chelsea at half time.

But, less than 50 seconds into the second period, Callum Robinson pulled one back to make it 2-1.

Then, in the 89th minute, Robinson’s cross towards Lys Mousset deflected in off Zouma for an own goal.

A famous comeback and, potentially, a precious point for Chris Wilder’s side.

The Blades are now on five points after a draw at Bournemouth, a home win over Crystal Palace and then their only defeat so far, a 2-1 reverse against Leicester.

If they are to stay up, Bramall Lane is going to have to be a fortress so can they make it two wins from three at home here?

Will the Saints march into a win?

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg of Southampton (2R) celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Southampton and Brighton & Hove Albion at St Mary’s Stadium on September 17, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

As for Southampton, they too showed their resilient side to get a point last time out.

Manchester United took the lead at St Mary’s after just ten minutes two weeks ago but that did not deter them.

Just 12 minutes into the second half, Southampton equalised through Jannik Vestergaard’s towering header.

At this point, the hosts were in the ascendancy but that completely switched when Kevin Danso was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Nevertheless, Southampton held out for a 1-1 draw and Ralph Hasenhüttl’s delight at that was clear for all to see.

His side did begin this season with back-to-back defeats.

However, that run was ended by a 2-0 win in their last away game at Brighton.

Can the Saints win back to back Premier League away matches for the first time since March 2017?

Sheffield United team news vs Southampton

Chris Wilder

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 02: Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Bolton Wanderers at Bramall Lane on February 2, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

So far, all four of Sheffield United’s starting XIs have contained only British and Irish players.

No side had ever done that in back-to-back Premier League games since April 2012 but there is no sign of that changing for Chris Wilder’s team here.

It’s expected to be an unchanged line-up from the one that started at Chelsea.

As ever, Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson will be in goal.

Their back four will feature the famous overlapping centre-backs of John Egan and Jack O’Connell.

Oliver Norwood, who’s surprisingly retired from playing for Northern Ireland despite only being 28, will anchor the midfield.

He’s caught the eye of many already this season.

John Lundstram and Luke Freeman will also be in central-midfield.

Up front, Wilder does have options.

Callum Robinson’s recent good performances should see him start. Although he did miss Republic of Ireland’s win over Bulgaria due to injury in midweek.

Likewise, Oliver McBurnie scored on his last appearance at Bramall Lane and will be hoping to do the same here.

David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp will be the options off the bench.

Can this side add to their five points they have already?

Southampton team news vs Sheffield United

Ralph Hasenhutt

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: Ralph Hasenhüttl manager of Southampton celebrates the win during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary’s Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

As for Southampton, Ralph Hasenhüttl is beginning to implement his preferred 4-2-2-2 formation.

Angus Gunn is very much first choice goalkeeper this season.

In defence, Jannik Vestergaard’s goal against Manchester United means he is the third Danish player to score for Saints in the Premier League, after Ronnie Ekelund and teammate Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

Vestergaard will partner Jan Bednarek at the back.

Kevin Danso is suspended though after he became the first Southampton player ever to be sent off on their home debut in the Premier League.

Ryan Bertrand should be fit enough to come back in.

In midfield, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Oriol Romeu are the first choice defensive midfield duo right now.

Further forward, James Ward-Prowse is likely to start but Moussa Djenepo could come back in for Sofiane Boufal.

Up front, Nathan Redmond is expected to face months out with an ankle injury.

So, Che Adams will continue to partner Danny Ings with Michael Obafemi and Shane Long left in reserve.

Will this side leave Yorkshire with a result?

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Southampton.

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Sheffield United

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Sheffield United

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Sheffield United.

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The latest tweets from Sheffield United pre Southampton

The latest tweets from Southampton pre Sheffield United

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

Premier League table:

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1Liverpool12111028101834
2Leicester City128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester City1281335132225
5Sheffield United12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester United124441612416
8Wolverhampton Wanderers123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove Albion124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle United124351118-715
14Tottenham Hotspur123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham United123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
20Norwich City122191128-177
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