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Manchester United vs Sheffield United: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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            Manchester United vs Sheffield United: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

            Sheffield United make the journey to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United this Wednesday. United look to leapfrog Newcastle into sixth whereas Sheffield United aim to buy time in the relegation battle.

            • Manchester United to win @ 1.26 on SBK
            • Both teams to score @ 4/6 on BetUK
            • Over 2.5 goals @ ⅓ on CopyBet

            These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

            Date: 24/04/2024

            Kick off time: 20:00

            Location: Old Trafford

            The midweek fixtures give Manchester United the opportunity to go ahead of Newcastle in the race for a sixth place finish or at least hold off West Ham and Chelsea. Sheffield United, however, could close in on Burnley at the bottom of the relegation zone.

            Man United currently sit seventh in the Premier League after 32 games. The Red Devils have 15 wins, five draws and 12 losses, leaving them on 50 points, equal with Newcastle and two points above West Ham.

            The Red Devils have been inconsistent in front of goal this season. In 32 games, Man United have scored just 47 goals, an average of 1.47 goals a game. United have been better defensively, conceding 48 goals and keeping eight clean sheets.

            Sheffield United, on the other hand, currently sit bottom of the Premier League. In 33 games, The Blades have three wins, seven draws and 23 losses which leaves them on 16 points, seven points from Burnley in 19th and ten points from safety.

            The Blades have the worst scoring record in the Premier League this season. In 33 games, Sheffield United have scored 31 goals which gives them an average of 0.94 goals a game. Sheffield United have also struggled at the other end of the pitch, conceding 88 goals and keeping just one clean sheet.

            Manchester United and Sheffield United have met 98 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming all the way back in 1893. Man United have the better record in the fixture with 47 wins in comparison to Sheffield United’s 35 wins, with the other 16 games ending in a draw.

            The last five games in this fixture have seen Man United pick up three wins and Sheffield United have picked up one win, the other game ending in a draw. Four of the last five games in this fixture have also seen both teams on the scoresheet with every game having at least three goals.

            Manchester United to win @ 1.26 on SBK

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            Manchester United to win @ 1.26
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            Both teams to score @ 4/6 on BetUK

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            Over 2.5 goals @ ⅓ on CopyBet

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            Over 2.5 goals @ 1/3
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            Recent Form

            In their last five games in all competitions, Manchester United have one in, three draws and one loss.

            After a goalless 90 minutes that saw Brentford register 31 shots, it was Man United who struck first in extra time. Mason Mount thought he had won the game when he grabbed his first goal for Man United in the sixth minute of added time but a goal from Kristoffer Ajer in the 99th minute rescued a 1 - 1 draw for Brentford.

            The next time out was a trip to Stamford Bridge. A goal from Conor Gallagher and Cole Palmer’s first penalty gave Chelsea the 2 - 0 lead by the 20 minute mark. Alejandro Garnacho’s first goal and a goal from Bruno Fernandes made it level at halftime and a second goal from Garnacho gave Man United the 3 - 2 lead with 20 minutes to go. However, in 82 seconds in the 100th minute, Palmer converted another penalty and scored again to give Chelsea the 4 - 3 win.

            It was another big game as Man United took on Liverpool at Old Trafford. Luis Diaz gave Liverpool the lead at halftime, but Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo gave Man United the 2 - 1 lead just after the hour mark. However, an 84th minute penalty from Mo Salah gave Liverpool a 2 - 2 draw.

            Man United picked up another 2 - 2 draw, this time against Bournemouth. Dominic Solanke opened the scoring for The Cherries but Fernandes’ first goal made it level at the 30 minute mark. Justin Kluivert regained the lead for Bournemouth before the halftime whistle but a penalty from Fernandes in the second half rescued a 2 - 2 draw for Man United.

            The last time out for Man United was in the FA Cup Semi Finals against Coventry. Man United had the 3 - 0 lead at the hour mark thanks to Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire and Fernandes. However, quick goals from Ellis Simms and Callum O’Hare along with a 95th minute penalty from Haji Wright made it 3 - 3 and sent the game to extra time. Coventry had a winner ruled out and the tie progressed to penalties. Missed from Ben Sheaf and O’Hare gave United the 4 - 2 win.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Sheffield United have two draws and three losses.

            Ben Brereton Diaz opened the scoring for Sheffield United just before the hour mark but Joao Palhinha equalised for Fulham just four minutes later. A goal from Oli McBurnie and another goal from Diaz regained the lead for The Blades but late goals from Bobby De Cordova-Reid and Rodrigo Muniz rescued a 3 - 3 draw for Fulham.

            Liverpool took a lead into halftime thanks to a goal from Darwin Nunez, but an own goal from Conor Bradley made it level for Sheffield United. However, goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Cody Gakpo gave Liverpool the 3 - 1 win.

            Sheffield United picked up another draw against Chelsea. Thiago opened the scoring for The Blues but Bogle made it level before the halftime whistle. Noni Madueke put Chelsea back ahead but a 93rd minute goal from McBurnie picked up a 2 - 2 draw for The Blades.

            An own goal from Oliver Luke Arblaster opened the scoring for Brentford just after the hour mark and Frank Onyeka found the back of the net in extra time to secure the 2 - 0 win for Brentford.

            The most recent outing for Sheffield United was a big game against Burnley. Jacob Bruun Larsen and Lorenz Assignon gave Burnley the 2 - 0 lead at halftime but Gustavo Hamer got Sheffield United in the game early in the second half. However, goals from Lyle Foster and Johann Berg Guomundsson scored to wrap up a 4 - 1 win for Burnley.

            Footy Accumulators Prediction

            Even though Sheffield United have been in better form recently, they’re still unlikely to get the win against Man United. However, they could at least find themselves on the scoresheet. Manchester United 2 - 1 Sheffield United

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            Where to watch

            Manchester United vs Sheffield United will not be shown on TV in the U.K. but the game can be followed online on Sky Sports or BBC Sport.