Sheffield Utd – Manchester City PREDICTION (31.10.2020)


Sheffield Utd – Manchester City SOCCER PICKS

Sheffield United and Manchester City meet at Bramall Lane, in a match for the 7th round of the Premier League. In the last 3 years there has only been a record of 2 direct confrontations between these two teams: one on 21‑01‑2020, which ended in a victory for Manchester City by (0‑1), and a more recent one on 29‑12‑2019 , which ended in a Manchester City victory by (2‑0). Pay attention to the home factor, as Sheffield United tends to achieve different results at home and away.

Sheffield United :

The home team is currently in 19th position, with 1 point won, after 1 draw and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home against Fulham by (1‑1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Liverpool by (2‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 home games, Sheffield United has 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses.

For this competition, they have not won any of the last 6 matches. The team has not been very strong defensively, since they have always suffered goals in the last 6 matches they played in this competition.

Sheffield United come to this match after a 2×1 defeat at the Liverpool stadium visit, thus continuing without a win in this Premier League: the only goal for the team was scored by Sander Berge. It should be noted that the locals lost 2 of the 3 matches played at their stadium. Now, in this match against Manchester City, coach Chris Wilder must maintain the usual 3-5-2, with a low or medium block and betting on counterattacks to best exploit the space in the opponent’s back. Sander Berge, David McGoldrick and Billy Sharp are Sheffield United’s top scorers, with 1 goal each. For this game the coach cannot count on Max Lowe, John Fleck, Jack O’Connell, Lys Mousset and Simon Moore, all with physical problems.

Manchester City :

After 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, the visiting team is currently in 13th position, with 8 points won. In their last match, they tied in an away match against West Ham United by (1‑1), after having won at home, in a match against Arsenal, by (1‑0) in the previous match. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 12 suffered; against 12 victories and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 41 goals scored and 13 suffered. In their last match, for the UEFA Champions League, they beat Olympique Marseille away by (0‑3). In their last 10 away matches Manchester City has recorded 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 4 of the last 5 games, so it has not presented great defensive strength, but its attack has scored regularly, since it always scored at least one goal in the last 5 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 24 of the last 28 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games, he only managed 1 comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.

Manchester City comes to this game after a 0x3 victory in the visit to the Marseille stadium, in a match for the Champions League: the team’s goals were scored by Ilkay Gondogan, Raheem Sterling and Ferran Torres. It should be noted that the visitors tied for a ball against West Ham United, in their last Premier League match. In this away game, coach Pep Guardiola must align the team in the usual tactical system, 4-3-3, favoring the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, especially through the flanks: Kevin De Bruyne is one of Manchester City’s most important players, being the main organizer of the offensive process. It should be noted that left winger Raheem Sterling is one of the top scorers, with two goals scored. Outside of this game are Sergio Agüero, Nathan Benjamin Aké, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus, all with physical problems.

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