Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield UnitedEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Sep 16, 2023, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to maintain their unbeaten Premier League start as they host newly promoted Sheffield United on Saturday. Spurs have looked sharp this season and should have too much quality for their struggling visitors.
Tottenham Hotspur do not seem affected by the summer of changes at the club as they are enjoying a fine start to the season. Despite losing Harry Kane in the transfer window, they have remained unbeaten under Ange Postecoglou and are challenging near the top of the table.
After kicking off their campaign with a 2-2 draw at Brentford, Tottenham Hotspur have gone on to win their last three matches. They were in fine form prior to the international break, claiming a 5-2 victory at Burnley with Son Heung-Min netting a hat-trick.
James Maddison has settled down quickly at Tottenham and has provided the attacking spark alongside Son. Spurs have also shown some defensive quality, keeping clean sheets in two of their last three Premier League matches.
The newly promoted sides have found things difficult in the Premier League with Sheffield United the only one to have registered a point. They are yet to secure a win so far having suffered three defeats and a draw from their opening four matches.
The draw came in their Previous Premier League fixture as Sheffield United were held 2-2 at home by Everton. They came back from behind to lead through a Cameron Archer effort and an own-goal from Jordan Pickford but could not hold out for the win.
The major problem for Sheffield United has been an inability to keep things tight at the back as evidenced by the result last time out. They have been breached in every game so far this season, conceding twice in each of their last three fixtures.
How the bookies view it
Tottenham have been installed as overwhelming favourites with a home win priced at 2/7 by bet365. A victory for Sheffield United is valued at 11/1 by Coral while BetVictor is offering odds of 5/1 for a draw.
Head to head
Tottenham Hotspur have a 33-23 advantage with 21 draws from 77 previous matches against Sheffield United. The Blades claimed a 1-0 victory in an FA Cup clash last season while Spurs ran out 4-0 winners in the last Premier League meeting at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in 2021.
Players to watch
Coming off a hat-trick last time out at Burnley, Son Heung-Min will be the one to watch for Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The forward was also on target in the last Premier League meeting with Sheffield United and is priced at 21/20 with William Hill.
Tottenham Hotspur have also shown some defensive quality this season, keeping clean sheets in two of their last three matches. Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven are forming a solid partnership at center-back and could lead the hosts to another clean sheet at evens with 10bet.
Anything else catch the eye?
Tottenham Hotspur have won to nil in two of their last three Premier League matches and a similar outcome is priced at 6/5 with Paddy Power. Having shown some attacking prowess this season, they could also be backed in the -1 handicap market at 4/5 with Paddy Power.
Spurs are expected to be dominant on Saturday and can be backed to win both halves at 13/8 with bet365.
This English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United will be played on Sep 16, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.