Sheffield United vs ChelseaEnglish Premier League, KO: 17:30 Jul 11, 2020, Bramall Lane
THE Premier League's Saturday tea-time offering comes from Bramall Lane as Sheffield United square off with Chelsea.
The Blades bid for continental football next term received a massive boost in midweek when a last-gasp John Egan goal sunk Wolves in the Steel City
Consequently, Chris Wilder's side have moved into seventh place in the Premier League table where they find themselves just nine points adrift of third-placed Chelsea.
A 3-2 success away at Crystal Palace coupled with Leicester's 1-1 draw with Arsenal saw the Blues move above the Foxes in what is becoming a fiercely competitive battle for a top-four finish.
Frank Lampard's young side are now firmly in the driving seat to return to Europe's top-table next term, however, their top-four credentials will face a stern examination at Bramall Lane on Saturday evening.
Sheffield United are big outsiders in this bout a t 6/1 with BetVictor and share of the spoils is also deemed unlikely at 16/5 with the same bookmaker.
Chelsea, despite winning just two of their last seven away games in the Premier League, are at a best 4/7 with Betfred to bag all three points at Bramall Lane.
A recurring theme of Chelsea's road trips this season has seen both teams getting on the scoresheet and I like the look of a repeat on Saturday evening at an enticing 21/20 with Genting.
Both teams have made the net bulge in 14 of the Blues 17 away games this term and Lampard's leaky defence have recorded just one Premier League clean sheet away from Stamford Bridge this season.
Both Crystal Palace and West Ham breached the Blues backline twice in recent weeks and I suspect Sheffield United will have the tools to trouble a Chelsea rearguard that is anything but watertight.
What's more, three of the Blades last four matches across all competitions have seen both sides notch and Chelsea have scored more frequently on their travels this season – all of which adds to the appeal of backing both teams to score.
However, it's also worth noting that Chelsea have won only two of their last seven league games away from home and that makes the Blues difficult to trust against a battle-hardened Blades outfit.
Both Tottenham and Wolves have been turned over in the last two top-flight tussles at this venue and the likes of Arsenal and Man United have failed to land three points at Bramall Lane.
It's also worth noting that both Liverpool and Man City had to squeeze out hard-fought 1-0 victories when visiting South Yorkshire earlier on in the campaign.
With that in mind, I like the look of backing a well-drilled Sheffield United side with a one goal start on the asian handicap at 17/20 with Genting.
Taking this approach would only see you out of pocket if Chelsea win by two or more goals – something the Blues have failed to do in their last 10 away matches across all competitions.
Furthermore, the above-mentioned betting angle has clicked in 11 of Sheffield United's last 13 Premier League games on home soil.
This English Premier League match between Sheffield United and Chelsea will be played on Jul 11, 2020 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best Sheffield United vs Chelsea prediction.