Looking to pick up another elite Premier League scalp this weekend, Sheffield United will welcome Manchester United to Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon.
Entering the international break by picking up a point away at Tottenham, it really has been a stellar campaign for the top-flight returners. The Blades are in the midst of a five-match unbeaten run and will open the weekend sat sixth in the standings.
On the flip side, while Saturday’s guests may have picked up a 3-1 win over Brighton a fortnight ago, the former champions still find themselves in the midst of an extended inconsistent run while on Premier League duty.
You might be interested to know, that with Sheffield United landing back-to-back victories at Bramall Lane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side so publically struggling away from Old Trafford, a shock victory for the Blades can be priced as high as 5/2 with Ladbrokes.
The Blades flying high
With many across England feeling that they deserved to leave Tottenham with all three points prior to the international break, few in the Premier League would have expected Sheffield United’s continued purple patch.
Yet to taste defeat since the end of September and opening the weekend as high as sixth, fans around Bramall Lane have their sights set on securing what would be a famous top half finish this season.
The Blades are pencilled in at 7/4 with William Hill to secure a maiden top-10 finish come next year.
Already snatching points off of Spurs, Chelsea, and Arsenal since marking their Premier League return, Chris Wilder’s men have a growing reputation for their rugged displays.
Recording back-to-back victories and back-to-back clean sheets at Bramall Lane, including their 1-0 win over the Gunners last month, Sunday’s hosts have shipped just a pair of goals in their last five Premier League appearances.
You might be interested to know that the Blades can be found at 3/5 with Paddy Power to conceded under 1.5 goals this weekend.
Marcus Rashford’s purple patch continues
Entering the international break by picking up a 3-1 win over Brighton a fortnight ago, there is no doubt that under-pressure boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be calling on some Premier League stability.
Winning just two of their last seven top-tier matches, the former champions have lost three of their last four matches away from Old Trafford, a run that has seen them suffer defeats against Bournemouth, Newcastle, and West Ham.
However, one man to keep an eye out for this weekend will undoubtedly be United’s red-hot leading man, Marcus Rashford.
Enjoying his brightest spell for club and country this season, the 22-year-old once again caught the eye while away with England by bagging back-to-back qualifying strikes.
Also finding the net in each of his last four matches on the bounce, the forward has also now recorded nine goals in his last 10 matches for club and country.
You might be interested to know that Rashford can be found pencilled in at 8/5 with Coral to extend on his recent purple patch on Sunday afternoon.