Sheffield United vs BrightonEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:00 Apr 24, 2021, Bramall Lane
SHEFFIELD UNITED were officially relegated from the Premier League last weekend and they should expect little respite when Brighton come calling on Saturday night.
That 26th defeat of a truly desperate campaign confirmed Sheffield United's long-awaited relegation as their two-season stay in the top-flight ended with a whimper.
The fight has gone out of the Bramall Lane outfit but the same can't be said of Brighton who continue to nudge closer to Premier League safety.
That stalemate means the Seagulls now have a healthy seven point buffer between themselves and the bottom-three and a Steel City success on Saturday would all but secure their top-flight status.
Brighton have avoided defeat in four of their last five league games and the visitors are odds-on 3/4 favourites with UniBet on Saturday night.
Consistency hasn't been something associated with Brighton this season so I'm going to swerve the match result market here and instead head to Bet 365‘s Bet Builder.
If we combine under four match goals, over zero Brighton goals and over six match corners we can get some 5/6 (Bet 365) and that looks like a nice way in.
Four of the last five meetings between these two sides have featured two goals or fewer, not to mention Sheffield United have failed to score in seven of their last nine matches.
What's more, just one of Sheffield United's last 13 league matches have generated four or more match strikes, while each of Brighton's last 15 Premier League games have all gone under the 3.5 goal line.
With that in mind, I'm happy to side with under four match goals on Saturday night, but in order to boost up the price, I'll back the Seagulls to get on the scoresheet.
Indeed, Brighton's woes in front of goal have been well-documented but they will be coming up against a brittle Sheffield United backline that have failed to shutout their opponents in 30/32 league matches this season.
I'll complete the Bet Builder by throwing over six match corners into the mix – Sheffield United's matches are averaging 10.38 corners per game this term – the third-highest tally in division.
I'll also dip into the team card market and take the 11/10 on offer with Bet 365 for Sheffield United to receive over one card during this contest.
Sheffield United are the most ill-disciplined team in the Premier League this season with their 1.88 cards per game average and it's worth noting that the Blades have gone into the book at least twice in seven of their last 10 Premier League outings.
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