Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Tips & Predictions
18th August 2019 – 14:00
Match Preview & Team News
The first win of the season is up for grabs on Sunday afternoon when Sheffield United host Crystal Palace in the second round of the competition. Both teams drew their opening fixtures to Bournemouth and Everton last weekend and are eyeing success here at Bramall Lane.
This will be Sheffield United’s inaugural home match in the Premier League in 12 years and there are no doubts the local fans will make a stunning atmosphere on the occasion. The Blades were close to losing their opening clash with the Cherries, but their veteran forward and last weekend’s substitute Billy Sharp prevented the defeat with an 88th-minute equalizer.
Will Sharp make the starting line-up here against the Glaziers who did not shine in their goalless draw to Everton. Roy Hodgson’s men did little to hurt the Toffees in the final third but they surprisingly managed to keep a clean sheet and avoid a loss at the start of the season. Hodgson has huge problems with his back line as his starting centre-backs James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho are both out through injuries.
The Glaziers lacked the meticulousness at the back in their latest pre-season contests. They shipped two goals in a 2-2 draw to AFC Wimbledon and as many as four in a demolishing 0-4 defeat at the hands of the German Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin.
Sheffield United proved their attacking form with nine goals in back-to-back wins over Chesterfield and Barnsley in the off-season. They should have plenty of room to deliver here and we can find the value in backing the home win at 6/4 odds.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
We expect an electrifying atmosphere at Bramall Lane where Sheffield United rarely dropped points in the previous term of the Championship. The home win is a must-take bet at 6/4 odds.
Goals Market Prediction
You can alternatively go with the hosts to score two or more goals on the afternoon at the odds of 7/4.
Sheffield United v Crystal Palace tips:
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