After seeing their fading title hopes take another major dent over the weekend, Manchester City now simply have their sights set on securing a top-four finish as they make the trip to Bramall Lane on Tuesday night.
Only managing to snatch a dramatic 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace at the Etihad on Saturday, Pep Guardiola’s men now find themselves sat 16 points adrift of the runaway leaders and also saw their five-match winning run come to an abrupt end.
On the flip side, also snatching their own draw away at Arsenal late on over the weekend, a high-flying Sheffield United still find the mood in their camp at a continued high and are remarkably flirting with the European positions.
While Chris Wilder’s men may have won just one of their last five top-flight appearances, a shock victory in midweek could see them reclaim their fifth spot.
However, you might be interested to know, with the reigning Premier League champions picking up a 2-0 victory when they welcomed the Blades to Manchester last month, an identical scoreline can be found priced at 15/2 with Paddy Power for Tuesday’s contest.
The Blades bounce back
Snatching an 83rd-minute equalizer at the Emirates and leaving North London with a deserved point over the weekend, Blades boss Chris Wilder has praised his side for “turning a really good story into a fantastic one”.
While Sheffield United may have collected just four points out of a possible 15, the Bramall Lane outfit have their sights on securing what would be a stunning European spot after plying their trade in League One just three-and-a-half years ago.
With a growing reputation for their rugged performances, you might be interested to know that Tuesday’s hosts can be found priced as high as 7/1 with 888Sport to secure a top-six finish this season.
One man to keep an eye out for in midweek could be Saturday’s hero, John Fleck.
Bagging the equalizer against Arsenal, the 28-year-old has been directly involved a club best six goals at Bramall Lane this season (four goals, two assists).
With those four goals coming in his last five matches in Sheffield, the Scotland international can be found at 9/2 with Ladbrokes to extend on that tally in midweek.
Sergio saves City
Eventually having to settle for a point after coming from two goals behind against Crystal Palace over the weekend, City boss Pep Guardiola was the first to admit that his side simply have their sights set on securing another campaign of Champions League football.
Still dealing with some rather glaring issues at the back and still waiting on key defender Aymeric Laporte to make a return from injury, the Sky Blues have now recorded just a single clean sheet in any of their last nine matchups.
While the reigning champions may have long since relinquished their Premier League crown to Liverpool, there is no doubt that the former Barcelona boss will be most impressed by Sergio Aguero’s continued purple patch.
Bagging both goals against the Eagles on Saturday, City’s leading marksman has now found the net in each of his last four appearances on the spin, scoring a staggering seven strikes on that run.
Finding the net in their 2-0 win over the Blades last month, Aguero can be found priced at 8/11 with Coral to extend on that tally in midweek.