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Brighton vs Sheffield United Betting Preview | 21 Dec 2019

Brighton vs Sheffield United Betting Preview | 21 Dec 2019

Opening the weekend still flirting with the European positions, Sheffield United will look to keep up the party atmosphere when they make the trip to the Amex on Saturday afternoon.

Picking up a 2-0 win over fellow Premier League returners Aston Villa at Bramall Lane last time out, the Blades have now landed back-to-back victories nearing closer to Christmas and are in the midst of a stellar run of form that has seen them lose just one of their previous 10 top-flight appearances.

On the flip side, while Brighton might still be enjoying their own three-match unbeaten run, the Seagulls could only muster a point against M23 rivals Crystal Palace on the road earlier in the week despite dominating most of the proceedings.

Now playing out back-to-back draws against the Eagles and Wolves in their last two appearances, Graham Potter is still desperate for his side to find some much-needed stability before entering 2020.

You might be interested to know, along with Brighton having to settle for a single point in each of their last two outings, Saturday’s guests have seen four of their last five contests on the road finish in a stalemate and a similar outcome can be found priced at 23/10 with Bet365 for this weekend.

Neal Maupay to lead Brighton’s charge

While Brighton may have once again caught the eye and gained a long list of admirers for their display at Selhurst Park, Head Coach Graham Potter was rightfully disappointed to have seen his side only snatch a 1-1 draw on Monday night.

Looking to end the weekend in the top half, there is no doubt that the Seagulls have undoubtedly saved their best performances for home soil.

Including picking up a thumping 3-0 win over Spurs back in October, Brighton have lost just one of their last six Premier League matches at the Amex and can be found at 23/20 with Coral to make a return to winning ways this weekend.

If Saturday’s hosts are to break into the top-10 on the South Coast, there is no doubt that Potter will be calling on leading marksman Neal Maupay to lead their charge.

Finding the net in the M23 derby on Monday night, the one-time Brentford striker has continued to shine since making his Premier League debut over the summer.

Finding the net in each of his last three matches on the bounce, you might be interested to know that Maupay is pencilled in at 7/4 with 888sport to extend on his purple patch this weekend.

The Blades continue to shine

Now picking up back-to-back victories over fellow Premier League returners Aston Villa and Norwich nearing closer to Christmas, Sheffield United have continued to take the top-flight by storm.

Opening the weekend in seventh and only their goal difference keeping them from leapfrogging Manchester United to that lucrative sixth spot, some fans around Bramall Lane have their sights set on mounting what would be a famous European charge.

You might be interested to know that Chris Wilder’s men are priced as high as 16/1 with Paddy Power to clinch a shock top-six finish come May.

Although Saturday’s guests might have recorded just a single clean sheet in any of their previous three appearances, the Blades have continued to show a rather clinical edge in the final third.

With midfielder John Fleck bagging a brace last weekend and hitting four strikes in his last seven appearances, the Premier League’s surprise package are pencilled in at 9/4 with Ladbrokes to bag yet another pair of strikes while on the road this week.

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