Sheffield United vs Manchester United Free Bets & Predictions

Published: 21st October 2023
Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: 21st October 2023
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At, we pride ourselves on delivering the most accurate and insightful information on Premier League matches. Today, we delve into the much-anticipated clash between Sheffield United and Manchester United, scheduled for October 21, 2023, at 8:00 pm.

Match Overview: A Tale of Two Uniteds

Both Sheffield United and Manchester United have had less-than-ideal starts to their respective campaigns. Manchester United finds themselves in the middle of the Premier League table, five points away from the coveted Champions League positions. On the other hand, Sheffield United is languishing at the bottom, with a single point to their name.

Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United managed to secure a last-minute 2-1 victory over Brentford, thanks to two stoppage-time goals from Scott McTominay. Sheffield United, however, suffered an 8-0 defeat against Newcastle in their last home game, marking their worst loss in 134 years of club history.

A Closer Look at the Odds: Your Betting Table

To offer you a more nuanced understanding of the match, we’ve compiled a table of the most promising bets, complete with odds in decimal format and the rationale behind each prediction. We’ve also included the percentage chance for each outcome to help you make an informed decision.

Bet TypePredictionDecimal Odds% ChanceRationale
Match OutcomeManchester United to win1.3375%Given their recent form and Sheffield United’s struggles, Manchester United are the favourites.
Both Teams to Score (BTTS)Yes1.8055%Despite their poor form, Sheffield United have shown they can find the net. Coupled with Manchester United’s defensive lapses, this makes for a good BTTS prediction.
First Goal ScorerMarcus Rashford4.5022%Rashford has been in good form, scoring for England recently.
Over/Under 2.5 GoalsOver1.7058%Both teams have a history of high-scoring matches, making this a likely scenario.
Correct Score2-0 to Manchester United8.5012%Given both teams’ recent performances, a 2-0 win for Manchester United seems plausible.

Why BTTS is a Good Prediction

The Both Teams to Score (BTTS) bet stands out as a particularly strong option. Sheffield United, despite their struggles, have managed to score in games where they’ve been the underdogs. On the other side, Manchester United’s defence has been far from impregnable, giving Sheffield United opportunities to score. With a 55% chance of this outcome, the odds of 1.80 offer good value.

Sheffield United: Current Form and Team News

Injury Updates

Veteran defender Chris Basham is out for an extended period due to a severe injury. Jack Robinson is expected to fill his shoes in the starting XI.

Tactical Insights

Paul Heckingbottom is likely to employ a 3-5-2 formation, with Cameron Archer and Oli McBurnie leading the attack. Archer was the standout performer in Sheffield United’s only non-defeat this season, a 2-2 draw against Everton.

Predicted XI (3-5-2): Foderingham; Ahmedhodžić, Trusty, Robinson; Bogle, Hamer, Souza, Norwood, Thomas; Archer, McBurnie.

Manchester United: Current Form and Team News

Injury Updates

Manchester United will miss several key players, including Lisandro Martínez, Luke Shaw, Sergio Reguilón, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Tyrell Malacia, and Casemiro.

Tactical Insights

With limited options at full-back, Victor Lindelöf might continue on the left. Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Højlund, both of whom scored for their national teams recently, are expected to maintain their form.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Onana; Dalot, Varane, Evans, Lindelöf; Amrabat, McTominay, Mount; Fernandes, Højlund, Rashford.

Key Statistics and Betting Odds

  • Sheffield United has not won a home game in their last four attempts.
  • Manchester United has not lost to Sheffield United in their last four away matches.

Expert Betting Strategies

Match Outcome Predictions

Given Manchester United’s recent form and Sheffield United’s struggles, a 2-0 win for Manchester United seems plausible. A £10 bet at 15/2 odds could yield a return of £85.

Player Performance Bets

Scott McTominay could be a player to watch, considering his recent performance against Brentford. Betting on him to score could be a wise move.

We hope this comprehensive guide provides you with the insights you need for the upcoming Sheffield United vs Manchester United match. Stay tuned to for more in-depth analyses and expert advice on Premier League action.

Originally posted 2023-10-21 13:57:23.

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