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Sheffield United vs Liverpool Betting Preview | 28 Sept 2019

Sheffield United vs Liverpool Betting Preview | 28 Sept 2019

Picking up a 2-1 win away at Stamford Bridge last weekend and also securing their spot in the fourth round of this year’s EFL Cup in midweek, Liverpool will look to extend their 100% Premier League start when they make the trip to Bramall Lane on Saturday lunchtime.

Now holding a five-point buffer at the top of the table and winning each of their opening six top-flight appearances, Jurgen Klopp’s men have a first domestic crown in 30 years in their sights.

On the flip side, while Liverpool might have marched through to the last 16 and clinched a showdown against Arsenal next month, Sheffield United could only slump to a shock 1-0 defeat at home to League One outfit Sunderland.

Unable to build off of their eye-catching victory over Everton on their travels last weekend, Chris Wilder’s men have now won just one of their last four matches across all competitions and will unsurprisingly be a huge underdog on Saturday lunchtime.

With the Reds picking up a 4-0 victory the last time the two sides met back in 2007, you might be interested to know that Klopp’s men can be found at 4/11 with Ladbrokes to extend their unbeaten start at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United’s survival charge

While Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder may have been disappointed to have seen his altered squad come crashing out of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night, fans around Bramall Lane do have plenty of positives to take away.

Putting in arguably a season-best display and picking up a 2-0 win away at European hopefuls Everton last weekend, the Blades also snatched a famous late point against Chelsea last month.

Currently sat 10th in the standings and dreaming of extending their top-flight status come May, you might be interested to know that Saturday’s hosts can be found at 8/15 with SkyBet to avoid an immediate Championship return.

While the bookmakers may currently have Newcastle, Aston Villa, and Norwich as the more likely options to find themselves in the bottom three, Wilder will be looking for his side to make some vast improvements on home soil.

United have now lost back-to-back matches at Bramall Lane there worst run since the start of January.

Liverpool’s 100% start continues

Although it may have been a closer affair than many had expected, Liverpool managed to leave Stamford Bridge with all three points and are now the only side to boast a 100% start to the 2019/2020 campaign.

Now collecting a maximum of 18 points and holding a five-point buffer over the defending champions, Jurgen Klopp will know that Saturday lunchtimes trip to Bramall Lane is a golden chance to lay down another marker.

While the former Borussia Dortmund boss may find his side sat in pole position, the guests still find themselves as an underdog to clinch their first Premier League crown.

Liverpool are currently pencilled in at 6/4 with Bet365 to come out on top come May, behind Manchester City who sit at 4/6.

Although the Reds might be enjoying a free-scoring run in the final third, Klopp will have a minor headache over his side’s inability to record a clean sheet.

The title contenders have recorded just a single clean sheet in any of their opening six Premier League appearances and can be found at 7/10 to once again have their defence breached at Bramall Lane.

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