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- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in each of the last three meetings between Sheffield United and Brighton.
- Sheffield United have failed to score in eight of their last ten league games.
- Brighton have kept three clean sheets in their last four matches.
- Sheffield United have lost nine of their last ten league fixtures.
Don’t expect sparks to fly in the Steel City
Sheffield United’s 1-0 defeat to Wolves last weekend finally confirmed their relegation and return to the Championship, though the Blades could still face the extra ignominy of being the division’s lowest-scoring team ever before the campaign closes.
United have plundered just 17 goals this season – three shy of current record holders Derby County’s 20 goal haul during the 2007/08 season, and the Blades lack of cutting edge could see them beaten again by Brighton.
The Seagulls kept their third clean sheet in four games in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Tuesday, though Albion’s own inability to find the net has stopped them winning the points that many of their impressive performances have deserved this term.
Bettors can take advantage of Saturday’s clash between two goal-shy teams however, by combining a Brighton win with under 2.5 goals.
Two or fewer goals were notched in each of the clubs’ last three encounters, and while each of their last two meetings finished level, we expect Brighton to have the edge this time around.
Sheffield United have lost nine of their last ten league assignments, failing to score in eight of those defeats, and our 1-0 correct score prediction tips Albion to edge the Blades out at Bramall Lane.
Sheffield United injuries and team news
Sheffield United will be without Jack O’Connell, Jack Robinson, Billy Sharp and Oliver McBurnie on Saturday, while Sander Berge and Chris Basham are almost certain to miss out too.
Brighton injures and team news
Solly March and Tariq Lamptey are both ruled out for Brighton, while Ben White is suspended. Aaron Connolly is on the comeback trail however and will hope to make the squad.