Continuing on what has been a famous campaign at Bramall Lane and still in the battle to secure a European finish on their Premier League return, Chris Wider’s side will host a struggling Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
Coming from behind to snatch a 2-1 win off of Bournemouth last weekend, Sheffield United have won their last three matches across all competitions and the mood in their camp only continues to skyrocket.
On the flip side, while the Blades might be enjoying their own purple patch at the top end of the Premier League table, Brighton have continued on what has been an extended rut and still remain in a real battle to extend their top-flight status.
Playing out back-to-back stalemates against fellow struggles West Ham and Watford since opening February, Saturday’s guests are currently on a seven-match winless run.
With the mood in their camps at polar opposites, you might be interested to know that betting offers like United picked up a 1-0 win at the Amex earlier in the season and another home victory can be found at 10/11 with Bet365.
Sheffield United – The top-four contenders
Coming from behind to snatch a late winner against Bournemouth last weekend, few across the Premier League would have expected what has been a famous campaign in Sheffield so far this season.
Cementing their spot as England’s surprise package this season and still in the midst of an FA Cup run, Chris Wilder’s men remarkably sit just two points adrift of the Champions League positions with a very flattering fixture list ahead.
With the mood around Bramall Lane only on the rise, you might be interested to know that United can be found as high as 14/1 with Paddy Power to secure what would be a stunning top-four finish this year.
Along with putting in a string of eye-catching performances against some of the Premier League’s elite this season, the Blades have continued to shine while up against some of the top-flight strugglers.
Saturday’s hosts have won six of their last seven Premier League games against teams starting the day in the bottom half of the table and there is no doubt that Wilder’s camp should be confident of making another statement this weekend.
Brighton’s slump continues
While Brighton may have managed to come from behind to snatch points off of Watford and West Ham since opening February, Graham Potter’s side still find themselves firmly in a relegation battle.
Holding just a three-point buffer over the drop zone, the former Swansea boss has seen his side win just one of their last 11 Premier League games and remain winless since a 2-0 victory against Bournemouth back in December.
With the mood around the Amex still feeling fragile and looking over their shoulder, a huge part of Brighton’s recent slump has come down to some glaring issues on the road.
Playing out a dramatic 3-3 draw against fellow strugglers West Ham earlier in the month, the Seagulls have lost three of their last four matches on their travels and are without an away win in almost three months.
Shipping a trio of strikes in back-to-back matches away from the South Coast and showing no real signs of improvement, you might be interested to know that Potter’s side can be found priced at 7/2 with William Hill to once again ship over 2.5 goals this weekend.