Sheffield United vs Manchester UnitedEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:00 Oct 21, 2023, Bramall Lane
MANCHESTER UNITED will be bidding to record back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season when they square off with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday night.
The Red Devils signed off for the international break by staging a dramatic comeback to beat Brentford 2-1 courtesy two stoppage-time goals from Scott McTominay.
That rescue job has helped ease some of the pressure that was beginning to mount on manager Erik ten Hag’s shoulders.
The United chief will be hoping that much-needed victory will act as a springboard for further success when he takes his side to the Steel City on Saturday night.
As for Sheffield United, they remain rock-bottom of the Premier League and winless following a 3-1 defeat at Fulham a fortnight ago.
Paul Heckingbottom's side were always going to be facing an uphill struggle in their fight for survival this season and they are unlikely to find any respite when Manchester United come to town.
Manchester United are odds-on 2/5 (Bet 365) favourites to condemn Sheffield United to what would be an eighth league defeat of the season.
It’s difficult to have too much faith in Manchester United here given their struggles this season, however I’m prepared to back the visitors to emerge victorious from Bramall Lane in a game that produces less than five match goals at 20/23 (Ladbrokes).
While the Red Devils have been really unconvincing all season, a trip to basement boys Sheffield United represents a terrific opportunity to bank another three points.
As already alluded, the beleaguered Blades have picked up just one point from their opening eight league games of the season and they are currently in the midst of four-game losing run, one of which was an 8-0 embarrassment at the hands of Newcastle United.
However, that humbling aside, Paul Heckingbottom's posse have at least been competitive for the most part this term, with six of their seven league defeats all going under the 4.5 barrier, a sample that includes a pair of narrow 2-1 losses to both Man City and Tottenham respectively.
Therefore, Sheffield United should be capable of keeping the scoreline respectable against a misfiring Manchester United side whose only other Premier League wins this season have come against fellow bottom-half sides Wolves, Nottingham Forest, Burnley and Brentford, all of which were by a one-goal winning-margin.
It’s also worth pointing out that a whopping 25 of Man United’s 27 Premier League wins under Erik ten Tag’s tutelage have featured fewer than five match strikes, all of which adds to the appeal of supporting the same formula at 20/23 (Ladbrokes) on Saturday night.
After showing signs of promise during the early weeks of the season, I'll also back Rasmus Højlund To Score Or Assist at 5/6 with Bet 365
The highly-rated Dane has netted three goals in the Champions League for Man United and this looks like the perfect opportunity for him to open up this Premier League account for the season.
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