Arsenal vs Sheffield UnitedEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Oct 28, 2023, Emirates Stadium
Arsenal will be aiming to maintain their unbeaten record as they welcome Sheffield United to Emirates Stadium for a Premier League clash on Saturday. Sheffield United are still winless this season and should be no match for the superior quality of the Gunners.
Arsenal showed great character last time out in the Premier League to come from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Chelsea. They were nor at their best for much of the encounter but a blitz in the final 10 minutes saw goals from Declan Rice and Leandro Trossard earn them a share of the spoils.
That result means Arsenal remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season, although they have dropped to third on the standings, two points behind Tottenham Hotspur. They followed up that draw with a Champions League win as goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus gave them a 2-1 victory over Sevilla on Tuesday.
While Arsenal are unbeaten in the Premier League, Emirates Stadium has been a particularly solid hunting ground as they have won three of their last four home matches across all competitions. Defensive solidity has been pivotal to that run as Mikel Arteta’s men have kept two clean sheets in their last three matches in front of their fans.
In contrast to Arsenal’s high flying form, Sheffield United have been woeful this season as they appear to be struggling with the quality of the topflight. Paul Heckingbottom’s men are still winless after nine matches and have spent much of the season rooted to the foot of the table.
Sheffield United are not just winless this season, they have actually lost eight of their nine Premier League matches so far. They were beaten 2-1 at home by Manchester United last time out with Oliver McBurnie’s first half penalty proving a mere consolation.
Beyond the defeats, Sheffield United actually have the worst defence in the Premier League this season as they have suffered the heaviest defeat so far, an 8-0 hammering against Newcastle United. They have also not been particularly prolific in attack with forwards McBurnie and Cameron Archer only scoring once each so far.
How the bookies view it
Arsenal have been installed as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 1/10 by bet365. An unlikely victory for Sheffield United is valued at 21/1 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds of 8/1 by William Hill.
Recent head to head
Arsenal usually have the upper hand in this fixture and have won the last three matches against Sheffield. The most recent meeting was a Premier League clash in 2021 which ended in a 2-0 victory for the Gunners.
Players to watch
Arsenal have spread their goals across the team but Bukayo Saka remains their leading scorer with four goals and is priced at 5/4 by Unibet to find the net on Saturday. Gabriel Martinelli has two goals in his last three matches and having also been on target in the last meeting with Sheffield United, could be with keeping an eye on at 11/8 bet365.
At the other end of the pitch, centre-back William Saliba has caught the eye as Arsenal have had shutouts in two of the last three matches. With Sheffield United struggling in attack, they will be confident of another clean sheet at 4/6 with Coral.
Anything else catch the eye?
Arsenal have won to nil in two of their last three home matches across all competitions and could be set for a repeat at 4/5 with bet365. With Sheffield United prone to heavy defeats and given the quality in the Gunners’ attack, a -2 handicap could also be considered at 11/10 with Paddy Power.
With Arsenal expected to be dominant on Saturday, they could be tipped to win both halves on Saturday at evens with William Hill.
This English Premier League match between Arsenal and Sheffield United will be played on Oct 28, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Arsenal vs Sheffield United prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.