Liverpool vs Sheffield United Betting Preview | 24 Oct 2020

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Opening up their Champions League return with three points on foreign soil, Liverpool will return to Anfield on Saturday night when they host Sheffield United.

Riding a real wave on Wednesday night, the defending Premier League champions managed to leave Amsterdam with a 1-0 win against Ajax and managed to bring a much-welcomed end to their three-match winless run across all competitions.

However, while Liverpool might not have managed to get off to the dream start this year, Sheffield United find themselves already battling it out at the foot of the table and have really struggled to find any kind of form since returning from football’s enforced break over the summer.

With just a single Premier League point to their name so far, the Blades also hold what will be a worrying record against Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Hit with back-to-back defeats against the Reds last season, including a 2-0 loss away at Anfield back in January, you might be interested to know an identical scoreline on Saturday night can be found priced at 8/1 with Unibet.

Betting Tip: Liverpool win & Sadio Mane to score anytime – 6/5 @ Paddy Power
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Liverpool seeking a top-flight bounce

Although Liverpool might have managed to salvage a 1-0 win away at Dutch giants Ajax earlier in the week, despite the Amsterdam outfit creating a string of golden chances, the Reds will be desperate to build off of that result when they return to Premier League duties.

Eventually leaving Goodison Park with just a controversial point to show for their efforts, Jurgen Klopp’s defending champions have failed to win back-to-back top-flight appearances for the second time since returning from football’s enforced break over the summer.

Now sat three points adrift of their bitter local rivals, the former Borussia Dortmund boss will have a real headache over his side’s continued domestic issues at the back.

Managing to record just a single clean sheet over their 10 previous Premier League outings, Liverpool have conceded 13 goals in their five contests this season – they conceded as many after 15 games last term.

Shipping a pair of goals away at Goodison last weekend and without Virgil van Dijk for the remainder of the season, the Reds are priced at 5/6 with 888sport to have their leaky defence breached again on Saturday.

Betting Tip: Liverpool win & Sadio Mane to score anytime – 6/5 @ Paddy Power
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

The toothless Blades

While Sheffield United might have managed to come from behind and bag a last-gasp equaliser against Premier League returners Fulham last weekend, it has been a hugely concerning start to the 2020/2021 campaign for Chris Wilder’s men.

Really failing to build off of their own eye-catching top-flight return last season, the Bramall Lane outfit have managed to pick up just a single point from their opening five appearances and their is some cause for concern in their camp.

Also signing off last year’s campaign with three defeats on the spin, Sheffield also have a reputation for their continued issues in the final third.

Although skipper Billy Sharp might have smashed home from the spot last time out, they have managed to bag just a single strike from open play so far this season and they also drew back-to-back blanks against Liverpool last year.

In for what should be another tough test this weekend, you might be interested to know that the Blades can be found priced at 5/6 with William Hill to once again draw a blank at Anfield on Saturday night.


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