Sheffield United vs EvertonEnglish Premier League, KO: 18:00 Jul 20, 2020, Bramall Lane
CHRIS Wilder will be expecting a response from his Sheffield United side when they entertain Everton at Bramall Lane on Monday evening.
The Blades boss blasted his Sheffield United players in his post-match interview following Thursday's 2-0 defeat away at Leicester.
That setback saw the Steel City side slide down to 8th place in the Premier League table, however, Wilder and Co will still harbour ambitions of qualifying for next season's Europa League.
Sheffield United have exceeded expectations upon their return to the top-flight and their final home fixture of the season will see them lock horns with an Everton side who very much appear to be on the beach.
The Toffees are winless in four and come into this clash off the back of a dour 1-1 draw at home to relegation-threatened Aston Villa last Thursday evening.
Carlo Ancelotti's arrival at Goodison Park generated a monumental mood swing on the blue half of Merseyside but the Blues post-break form has been underwhelming to say the least.
Everton have fallen to defeat in three of their last four top-flight road trips and a Toffees triumph on Monday is trading at 14/5 with BetVictor.
Sheffield United have been a breath of fresh air in the Premier League this season and they have consistently proved to be a tough nut to crack on their own patch.
Just four of the 18 sides to visit this venue have managed to pick up three points – with only one of that small sample winning by a winning margin of more than one goal.
With that in mind coupled with the fact that Everton have won just four of their 18 road trips this term it's difficult to make a case for the Blues in this bout.
Only the bottom-four sides in the division have a poorer away record than the travel-sick Toffees and that sees the 6/5 on offer for home a win on Monday evening take appeal.
Indeed, another Sheffield United home success is attractively priced, however, I'm going to take an alternative approach by combining at least one Sheffield United goal alongside over zero cards for each team at 4/5 with Bet 365.
The Blades have made the net bulge in 15 of their 18 home games this season and that does not bode well for an Everton team who have recorded just two clean sheets in 18 attempts away from Goodison Park.
What's more, Everton occupy a place in the top-six of the fair play table while Sheffield United have collected at least one card in all of their run-outs since the resumption – all of which adds to the appeal of siding with the above-mentioned Bet Builder with Bet 365.
I'm also going to have a play on Sheffield United to score two or more goals in this match at an eye-catching 11/8 with BetVictor.
Taking this approach would have generated profit in five of Everton's last six away games, not to mention Sheffield United notched two or more goals in recent tussles with both Chelsea and Tottenham at Bramall Lane.
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