Sheffield United vs Liverpool betting tips
This article covers Sheffield United vs Liverpool betting tips and predictions.
The betting odds are as follows.
o – Sheffield United 7/1
o – Draw 17/4
o – Liverpool 4/11
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool: Match details
Match: Sheffield United vs Liverpool
Competition: Premier League
Date: February 28, 2021
Kick-off time: 7:15 pm, February 28, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Betting prediction: Sheffield United 0 – 2 Liverpool
The Blades welcome Liverpool to Bramall Lane in Sheffield on Sunday for this Premier League match.
Liverpool have dominated the recent head-to-head between these sides, undefeated in the last 6 matches and winning each of the last 4. This includes the match between them at Anfield earlier this season, in which the Reds won 2-1.
Historically, Bramall Lane isn’t a place Liverpool have done well it in the past. Their 0-1 win here last season, via a goalkeeping error, was their first win here since 1990 in the old First Division. It ended a run of 6 straight games without a win for the Reds.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool: Recommended bets
Sheffield United’s only home victory over Liverpool in the Premier League came back in its inaugural season following it’s rebranding in 1992/93. A repeat of this 1-0 score on Sunday is available at odds of 20/1.
Liverpool won 0-1 on their last visit to Bramall Lane back in September 2019. You can back them at 7/1 for the same scoreline here on Sunday.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool at Bramall Lane in the Premier League has historically been a low scoring game, with the previous 4 matches here all finishing with under 2.5 goals scored. You can back another low scoring game here on Sunday with odds of 4/6 on for under 2.5 goals.
Rhian Brewster scored 3 goals in 2 matches for Liverpool in pre-season. He also had an impressive loan spell at Swansea last season where he scored 11 goals in 22 games. This saw Chris Wilder opt to sign the young English striker before the summer transfer window closed in a club-record deal. Brewster has since failed to get off the mark for the Blades in 18 league and 2 cup appearances. Can he finally do so against his previous employer on Sunday? Rhian is 3/1 to bag a goal at any time during the game against Liverpool. Or you can back him at 10/1 to grab the game’s opening goal.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool: What are the betting odds?
The Blades are on a 6-match run without a win against Liverpool, stretching back to 2003. The Premier League’s bottom-placed side start the day as 7/1 underdogs for the home win.
Liverpool have won each of the last 4 matches between these sides. They are 4/11 on favourites to pick up only their 5th away win of the season here.
Matches between these sides here are usually cagey and produce very few goals. Two of the last three Premier League matches at Bramall Lane have ended in a stalemate. Odds of 4/1 are available if you see Sheffield United and Liverpool cancelling each other out on Sunday.
Sheffield United vs Liverpool – recent form and head to head statistics
Sheffield United FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:3
Leeds United vs Sheffield United FC - 2:1
Chelsea FC vs Sheffield United FC - 2:0
Leicester City FC vs Sheffield United FC - 5:0
Sheffield United FC vs Southampton FC - 0:2
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Liverpool FC vs Real Madrid - 0:0
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Real Madrid vs Liverpool FC - 3:1
Arsenal FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:3
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:1
|April 11, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Sheffield United FC||0 - 3||Arsenal FC|
|April 3, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Leeds United||2 - 1||Sheffield United FC|
|March 21, 2021||FA Cup 20/21||Chelsea FC||2 - 0||Sheffield United FC|
|March 14, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Leicester City FC||5 - 0||Sheffield United FC|
|March 6, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Sheffield United FC||0 - 2||Southampton FC|
|April 14, 2021||UEFA Champions League 20/21||Liverpool FC||0 - 0||Real Madrid|
|April 10, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Liverpool FC||2 - 1||Aston Villa FC|
|April 6, 2021||UEFA Champions League 20/21||Real Madrid||3 - 1||Liverpool FC|
|April 3, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Arsenal FC||0 - 3||Liverpool FC|
|March 15, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||0 - 1||Liverpool FC|
|Sheffield United FC||Liverpool FC|
|83||Shots on goal||165|
|92||Shots off goal||151|
|40%||Average ball possession||63%|
|2||Shots on post||4|
|4||Shots on bar||4|
|12||Goals by foot||40|
|4||Goals by head||10|
|Sheffield United FC||Liverpool FC|
|0.25||Average Goals Scored||1.5|
|February 28, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Sheffield United FC||0 - 2||Liverpool FC|
|October 24, 2020||Premier League 20/21||Liverpool FC||2 - 1||Sheffield United FC|
|January 2, 2020||Premier League 19/20||Liverpool FC||2 - 0||Sheffield United FC|
|September 28, 2019||Premier League 19/20||Sheffield United FC||0 - 1||Liverpool FC|
|February 24, 2007||Premier League 06/07||Liverpool FC||4 - 0||Sheffield United FC|
Sheffield United vs Liverpool: Match preview
After picking up just 1 point from their first 8 home matches this season, the Blades have managed to find some form here picking up 6 points from their last 4 matches at Bramall Lane. Although, this is likely too little too late in terms of Premier League survival.
Liverpool, on the other hand, were the strongest home side in the league this season winning their first 7 matches of the season at Anfield. Since then, they have suffered a complete collapse, picking up 2 points from a possible 18 at home and losing each of their last 4 matches.
It was their away form that had been letting them down all season, where they won just 2 of their first 9 away matches of the season. They have since won as many away matches in their last 3 and just defeated Leipzig in the away leg of the Champions League last 16.
While their ambitions may lie at opposite ends of the team, a common thread appears in the explanation for what made them struggle this season – injuries.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Sadio Mane of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Liverpool FC at Bramall Lane on September 28, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)
Misfiring attacks versus makeshift defences
The Blades will line up on Sunday with an entirely different keeper and backline than what steered them to 9th in the table last season. Goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who was arguably their player of the season, returned to his parent club Manchester United to compete with David De Gea for the #1 jersey there. Unfortunately, Aaron Ramsdale who replaced him has not performed at anywhere near the same level as Henderson.
They are also without all 3 starting central defenders from last season – Jack O’Connell, John Egan and Chris Basham – as well as the first understudy, Jack Robinson. United are even without Jack Rodwell, a midfielder who was used by Blackburn in the Championship a couple of seasons ago as an emergency central defender for half a season.
This will see the Blades start with a patchwork defence comprised of 38-year-old Phil Jagielka, Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu and Kean Bryan.
Liverpool are similarly without their goalkeeper, as Alisson is expected to return to Brazil following the death of his father. They will also be without their first-choice central defenders in Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, their understudy Joel Matip and midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson who were both drafted in as emergency central defenders to solve their injury crises.
Nathan Phillips came off the bench for Henderson in the Merseyside Derby but it remains to be seen whether he will be trusted as a regular starter now. Alternatively, Ben Davies could make his debut for the Reds following his transfer from Preston on deadline day.
Sheffield United team news vs Liverpool
Jack O’Connell has missed all but 2 matches this season with an ACL injury. While the injury was expected to rule him out for the whole season, he is now back in training and the club hope he can make a return sometime in April.
John Egan dislocated a toe while attempting to block a shot towards the end of United’s 3-0 defeat to West Ham. The injury will require surgery that will likely rule him out until the end of April.
Chris Basham is also out having pulled his hamstring in the second half against Fulham. He is the fittest player at the club and likely to recover quicker than most as a result. Chris Wilder will be hoping to have him back on the pitch before the end of the month.
Former Liverpool defender Jack Robinson will miss out against his boyhood club. The defender suffered a foot injury against Burnley back in 2020 which still hasn’t fully healed. No return date has been provided for him as a result as of yet.
Jack Rodwell is yet to make a matchday squad for the Blades this season. He suffered a heavy fall in training just when he was nearing a return from a prior injury.
“He’s been incredibly unfortunate here over the last two months, where he had a heavy fall and he’s had an issue that is a struggle to get over. His attitude has been spot-on but sometimes you have these runs, and Jack is having a run right now with this injury that’s really unfortunate.”
– Chris Wilder, Sheffield United Manager
Sander Berge suffered a horrific hamstring injury against Manchester United in December, with the muscle tearing completely away from the bone. He had an operation to repair the damage and is expected back some time towards the end of this month.
Lys Mousset is currently trying to build up his fitness after an interrupted season with injuries. He is going to be used in some U23 matches before returning to the first-team squad.
Liverpool team news vs Sheffield United
The Reds come into today’s match missing all 3 first-team central defenders on their books at the start of this season. Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez were both ruled out for the season early in the campaign with knee injuries. Joel Matip has since been added to the list having picked up an ankle ligaments injury that will rule him out for the season back in January.
Fabinho had been drafted into the defence to help deal with the injury crises. However, he has also been struggling with injuries so far in 2021 and has already missed 5 league match this year. He is a major doubt for Sunday’s match also.
Jordan Henderson is the other midfielder who was drafted into defence this season. However, after just 8 league games there, Jordan has also been hit with an injury. He has had surgery on his groin and will now be back in mid-April at the earliest.
Alisson Becker is expected to miss the game due to compassionate leave following the death of his father. He may return to his native Brazil, which would trigger a quarantine on his return leaving Liverpool without Brazil’s #1 until mid-March. Caoimhin Kelleher is expected to deputise in goal until he returns.
James Milner missed the Merseyside derby with a hamstring injury. While the injury isn’t as serious as first feared, he is likely to miss another game or two.
Diogo Jota first season at Liverpool hasn’t gone as planned, only featuring in 9 of the club’s 25 matches due to a knee injury. He is nearing a return to action for the Reds but Sunday’s match will likely come too soon for him.
Naby Keita made his return to the Liverpool matchday squad last weekend for the Merseyside Derby. He was an unused substitute but with another week to build up his fitness since then, he is expected to start on Sunday.
Predicted Sheffield United line-up vs Liverpool
Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Sheffield United
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.