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Burnley vs Sheffield United Predictions

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Burnley to Win

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Burnley 1-0

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Tip Reasoning

  • Sheffield United have lost 13 of their 15 Premier League games
  • The Blades have lost six from seven on the road this term
  • Burnley have improved of late and have seven points from their last three at home
  • 36% of Burnley’s games and 40% of Sheffield United’s games have both seen a single goal scored

Blades look Championship bound

After their resolve was broken late on against Everton on Boxing Day, Sheffield United’s survival prospects look already gone before 2021 begins. Things just haven’t gone right for the Blades, who prop up the table with just two points from 15 matches.

That leaves them 11 points shy of 17th placed Burnley, so their chances of staying up could be even worse by Tuesday night. The Clarets have been rooted in the bottom five all season thanks to a bad start, but recent improvement has us backing a home win in our predictions.

Sheffield United’s dismal season

The Blades have lost 13 of their 15 matches in England’s top-flight this season and remain without a victory. Chris Wilder’s side lost Sander Berge for four months through injury, leaving them exceptionally short on quality. With John Lundstram suspended, the Blades have issues to fix in the middle of the park.

The visitors head to Turf Moor having lost nine of their last 10 league games, while they’ve been beaten in six of their seven away games so far this season. The Blades have averaged just eight shots on goal per trip, while they face over 16 shots per game on their travels. That should allow Burnley to control this clash.

Back Burnley to take advantage

Burnley need to pick up points anywhere they can following a really poor start, but after losing six of their first seven the Clarets have got their act together. They’ve claimed 12 points from their last eight to lift themselves out of the bottom three.

Burnley have beaten Palace, Wolves and Arsenal in that run and after taking seven points from their last three at home they’re in a good position to beat Sheffield United. The Clarets have the 11th best defence in the league despite sitting just above the drop zone and we back them to hold firm against a Blades side who have conceded in every game.

Our predictions start with a Burnley victory, which is well priced given the form of the visitors. On top of that we’re backing a 1-0 win for Burnley, with 36% of their Premier League games finishing with a single goal scored, as have 40% of the Blades’ matches.

Burnley injuries and team news

Dwight McNeil, Robbie Brady and Matej Vydra are all injury doubts for the Clarets going into this one. They’ll face late fitness tests as Sean Dyche looks to get them back in the side.

Sheffield United injuries and team news

Sheffield United have no new injury concerns, but they remain without Jack O’Connell, Sander Berge and John Lundstram.

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