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- Sheffield United have failed to score in nine of their last 12 league games.
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in each of the last three meetings between Sheffield United and Crystal Palace.
- Palace have scored one or fewer goals in each of their last eight assignments.
- Sheffield United have lost to nil in nine of their last 12 matches.
Little excitement expected at Bramall Lane
Already relegated Sheffield United host a Crystal Palace team with one eye on their summer holidays and a drab encounter between two sides lacking motivation is expected at Bramall Lane on Saturday.
The rock bottom Blades have lost ten of their last 12 top-flight assignments, failing to score in nine of those defeats, and the division’s lowest scorers could draw a blank again when the Eagles visit.
With just one victory in their last eight attempts themselves – secured against second from bottom West Brom – a Palace outfit stuck in mid-table limbo have been going through the motions for a while, and Roy Hodgson has struggled to get them going in the latter exchanges of the campaign.
Under 2.5 goals landed in each of the last three meetings between Sheffield United and Crystal Palace, and with incentives to perform thin on the ground, the same market appeals for their latest tussle on Saturday.
Our 1-0 correct score prediction tips the Eagles to land one decisive blow however. No team in the division has failed to score more often than Sheffield United this term and in Eberechi Eze and Wilfried Zaha, the visitors wield two players who can deliver match-winning moments.
The Blades have failed to net in 56% of their Premier League fixtures overall and Palace’s slightly superior quality in the final third could allow them to nick the points in Yorkshire.
Sheffield United injuries and team news
Jack O’Connell, Billy Sharp, Oliver McBurnie and Jack Robinson are out for the hosts, while Ethan Ampadu is rated as doubtful.
Sander Berge made his comeback from the bench last week and could start against Palace. Chris Basham could also return to the side following his recovery.
Crystal Palace injuries and team news
Mamadou Sakho, Wayne Hennessey and Nathan Ferguson will miss out for Palace, while Connor Wickham and James McArthur are both doubts. James Tomkins featured in an U23’s match on Monday and could return to the squad.