Sheffield United vs Fulham betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

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Sheffield United vs Fulham betting tips

This article covers Sheffield United vs Fulham betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Sheffield United vs Fulham betting preview.

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

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Sheffield United FC vs Fulham FC: Match details

Match: Sheffield United FC vs Fulham FC

Competition: Premier League

Date: October 18, 2020

Kick-off time: 12:00 pm, October 18, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Bramall Lane

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Betting prediction: Sheffield United 1 – 0 Fulham


The Blades welcome Fulham to Bramall Lane in Sheffield on Sunday for this Premier League match between the two teams propping up the rest of the table.


Both teams have had poor starts to the 2020/21 campaign so far, with 0 points from a possible 12 from their opening 4 games.


Sheffield United have suffered defeats to Wolves, Villa, Leeds and Arsenal. In a strange coincidence, Fulham have also lost to the same four teams this season, albeit in the opposite order to Sheffield United.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: Ivan Cavaleiro of Fulham during the FA Cup Third Round match between Fulham FC and Aston Villa at Craven Cottage on January 04, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Sheffield United vs Fulham: What are the betting odds?

The Blades won the last Premier League match between the two sides back in 2007. They start the match as favourites for the win at 11/10.


Two of the last four matches at Bramall Lane in this head-to-head have ended in a stalemate. Odds of 23/10 are available if you see Sheffield United and Fulham cancelling each other out on Sunday.


Fulham have won the last three matches between the teams in all competitions. Despite this, they start the game as huge underdogs, at 27/10.

Sheffield United vs Fulham – recent form and head to head statistics

Sheffield United FC vs Fulham FC form
Liverpool FC vs Sheffield United FC - 2:1
Sheffield United FC vs Fulham FC - 1:1
Arsenal FC vs Sheffield United FC - 2:1
Sheffield United FC vs Leeds United - 0:1
Aston Villa FC vs Sheffield United FC - 1:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
Fulham FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 1:2
Sheffield United FC vs Fulham FC - 1:1
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Fulham FC - 1:0
Brentford FC vs Fulham FC - 3:0
Fulham FC vs Aston Villa FC - 0:3
Last 5 games for Sheffield United FC
October 24, 2020Premier League 20/21Liverpool FC2 - 1Sheffield United FC
October 18, 2020Premier League 20/21Sheffield United FC1 - 1Fulham FC
October 4, 2020Premier League 20/21Arsenal FC2 - 1Sheffield United FC
September 27, 2020Premier League 20/21Sheffield United FC0 - 1Leeds United
September 21, 2020Premier League 20/21Aston Villa FC1 - 0Sheffield United FC
Last 5 games for Fulham FC
October 24, 2020Premier League 20/21Fulham FC1 - 2Crystal Palace FC
October 18, 2020Premier League 20/21Sheffield United FC1 - 1Fulham FC
October 4, 2020Premier League 20/21Wolverhampton Wanderers FC1 - 0Fulham FC
October 1, 2020EFL Cup 20/21Brentford FC3 - 0Fulham FC
September 28, 2020Premier League 20/21Fulham FC0 - 3Aston Villa FC
Sheffield United FC vs Fulham FC Premier League 20/21 form
Sheffield United FCFulham FC
6Matches played6
0Matches won0
50Goal attempts59
14Shots on goal17
19Shots off goal26
30Corner kicks21
37%Average ball possession55%
17Shots blocked16
10Cards given14
46Free kicks75
2Shots on bar1
3Goals by foot5
3Goals scored5
9Goals conceded14
Sheffield United FC vs Fulham FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Sheffield United FCFulham FC
6Home Matches6
6Away Matches6
13Total Goals20
1.08Average Goals Scored1.67
Last 5 games & match results between Sheffield United FC and Fulham FC
October 18, 2020Premier League 20/21Sheffield United FC1 - 1Fulham FC
March 6, 2018Championship 17/18Fulham FC3 - 0Sheffield United FC
November 21, 2017Championship 17/18Sheffield United FC4 - 5Fulham FC
August 25, 2015League Cup 15/16Fulham FC3 - 0Sheffield United FC
February 4, 2014FA Cup 13/14Fulham FC0 - 1Sheffield United FC
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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)

Sheffield United vs Fulham: Recommended bets

101 Great Goals’ prediction of Sheffield United 1 – 0 Fulham is available at odds of 6/1.


Sheffield United’s last home victory over Fulham came in the Premier League back in January 2007 by a scoreline of 2-0. A repeat of this score on Sunday is available at odds of 9/1.


Fulham’s last win at Bramall Lane was in the Championship back in November 2017. It was an insane match that saw the Cottagers come from behind to win 4-5. The odds for the same crazy scoreline here on Sunday are available on request.


Sheffield United vs Fulham has been a high scoring game recently, with the last three matches all seeing over 2.5 goals scored. You can back another high scoring game here on Sunday with odds of 6/5 for over 2.5 goals.


While 2020/21 has been hard on Fulham, Aleksandar Mitrovic has started the season on fire. He already has five goals for club and country. Mitrovic’s three goals for the Cottagers coming in the EFL Cup and two in the Premier League, both against Leeds. The Serbian international, who scored against Turkey on Wednesday, is the favourite at 9/2 to score the game’s opener on Sunday. Or 8/5 to bag a goal at any time during the game against the Blades.


Rhian Brewster, who signed for Sheffield United earlier this month in a club record deal, is the favourite of those to get on the scoresheet for the home side. The former Liverpool forward is available 5/1 to break the deadlock in this match. Or you can back Brewster at 7/4 to score at any time against Fulham.


LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04: Joe Bryan of Fulham celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final match between Brentford and Fulham at Wembley Stadium on August 04, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Sheffield United vs Fulham: Match preview

In hindsight, the warning signs were there at the tail-end of last season that Sheffield United might struggle at the start of 2020/21.


They ended the 2019/20 campaign with a run of three consecutive defeats, which ultimately saw them tumble out of contention for European football, finishing the season in 9th place.


Chris Wilder was praised by fans and pundits alike for how well drilled and organised his Sheffield United side were. It was this that underpinned their climb up the Championship, promotion to the Premier League, and shock push for Champions League football last season.


A consequence of the suspension of football for over three months while the world tried to contain a pandemic, is that teams have been rushing ever since to catch up. This means a constant stream of games, almost no break between seasons and a reduced pre-season for the teams.


This means training sessions are now more about recovery and maintaining levels of the players. It is therefore no surprise that the most well-drilled and organised sides will suffer a big drop off in performance levels with less time on the training pitches to work on things tactically.


It may be that Sheffield United’s failure to qualify for Europe and early exit from the EFL Cup will benefit them in the coming months. While a lot of the Premier League will have their midweeks filled with additional matches, Wilder will be able to get his side back to the levels they were at last season on the training pitches.


In the short term though, he needs to make sure they don’t fall adrift from the rest of the pack. And that starts with picking up 3 points at home to Fulham at the weekend.


LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: Rhian Brewster of Liverpool is held back by Dani Ceballos and Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on October 30, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Sheffield United team news vs Fulham

Jack O’Connell’s season could be over after picking up a serious knee injury. With John Egan also self-isolating due to Covid-19, the Blades are looking short of bodies in central defence. Jack Robinson and Ethan Ampadu are expected to replace them.


Lys Mousset hasn’t featured yet for Sheffield United this season due to an injury to a ligament under his toe. He wasn’t expected to be out long with the injury but has subsequently required surgery.


Understudy goalkeeper, Simon Moore, is also ruled out with a broken finger. However, he is edging closer to a return for the Blades.


David McGoldrick is also ruled out with an adductor strain. The injury shouldn’t keep him out too long though.


Rhian Brewster (above) is tipped to make his Sheffield United debut on Sunday. Chris Wilder described Rhian as “one of the country’s hottest properties” after signing the striker from Liverpool in a club-record deal worth £23.5m. The 20-year-old will be included in the matchday squad, but will Wilder throw him into the starting lineup immediately?


John Fleck and Oliver Burke are both recovering from knocks and face a late fitness test to be available for selection here.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Scott Parker, manager of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Chelsea FC at Craven Cottage on March 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Fulham team news vs Sheffield United

The Whites were one of the busiest sides on deadline day.


Joachim Andersen, the highly rated 24-year-old central defender, joins on loan from Lyon. He has had a difficult time in France since moving to Lyon from Sampdoria for £22m a little over a year ago. He could go straight into Fulham’s backline to help shore up one of the Premier League’s leakiest defences.


Tosin Adarabioyo was signed from Manchester City for £1.5m. The 23-year-old central defender will provide competition for places at the back this season.


They also completed the signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea. The 24-year-old is expected to start in central-midfield against Sheffield United.


Fulham could be without Kenny Tete still, due to a lower-leg injury. The injury caused him to miss their trip to Wolves as well as withdrawing from international duty with the Dutch squad.


Mario Lemina and Harrison Reed both missed Fulham’s last two league games as well as the EFL Cup defeat against Brentford. They were rated as touch and go to be available to face Wolves however it seems the match came too soon for the pair. Both are likely to have recovered over the international break to be available for the visit to Sheffield United.


Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Fulham

Sheffield United FC's predicted XI to face Fulham FC.

Sheffield United FC’s predicted XI to face Fulham FC.

Predicted Fulham line-up vs Sheffield United

Fulham FC's predicted XI to face Sheffield United FC.

Fulham FC’s predicted XI to face Sheffield United FC.

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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101 Great Goals predicts: Sheffield United FC 1 - 0 Fulham FC