The match between Sheffield United and Manchester City will kick off the Premier League’s 7th round program on Saturday – we have prepared a forecast for this match.
Sheffield United had a disgusting start in the Premier League. And if before the meeting with Fulham the bookmakers did not believe in the possible departure of the “blades” to the Championship, now the coefficient for this is around 2.10. Below only Fulham, West Bromwich and Burnley. The reasons for this are obvious: Sheffield United have earned only one point in six rounds and scored three goals. Nobody scores fewer “blades” in the Premier League.
In part, the results of the team can justify the calendar. The Blades played away with Liverpool (1: 2) , Arsenal (1: 2) and Aston Villa, who shone in the first rounds (0: 1). The rest of the outcomes are much worse. Sheffield lost at home to Wolverhampton (0: 2), Leeds (0: 1) and tied with Fulham (1: 1). That is, in home matches with two newcomers, Sheffield earned only one point.
Four players are injured at Sheffield: Lee Mousse, Jack O’Connell, John Fleck and Simon Moore.
In Guardiola this season, the worst start of his coaching career. Never before have the Spaniard’s team scored less than 10 points in the first five matches of the championship. Manchester City, with eight points, is in an extremely unusual 13th place. However, from the leader of the “citizens” are separated by only five points, which by the standards of “Manchester City” is simply a ridiculous lag.
In the Premier League , Manchester City beat Wolverhampton (3: 1) and Arsenal (1: 0), drew with Leeds (1: 1) and West Ham (1: 1), and lost to Leicester (2: 5). On the road, the Citizens have won four out of ten previous matches in the Premier League. The MC approaches this duel with a five-match unbeaten run away.
In the Champions League, Manchester City had a much better start. Guardiola’s men defeated Porto (3: 1) and defeated Marseille (3: 0). With such results, the “citizens” in the Champions League, of course, take first place in the group.
The squad situation at Manchester City is still deplorable. However, not without good news. Kevin De Bruyne and Emerick Laporte are back. But again I ended up in the hospital of Sergio Aguero. He is accompanied there by Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy.
Sheffield’s losing streak has reached ten official matches.
In the Premier League, Sheffield have lost eight of their nine past matches.
In seven out of ten previous home meetings of the “blades” in the Premier League, the bet “total under 2.5” played.
Manchester City have won only one of their last four Premier League games.
The away unbeaten run of “citizens” in the Premier League is five fights.
Manchester City have beaten Sheffield United in four of their six face-to-face meetings.
Last season, the Citizens won 2-0 at home and won 1-0 at Bramall Lane.
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Without a doubt, Guardiola is unpleasant finding his players in 13th place in the championship. The Spaniard had never experienced this before. However, Sheffield is clearly not going to fly out this season. Especially after a successful previous draw. The Blades will once again settle in deep defense, which they are still good at, and will rely on standards and counterattacks. Apparently, “total under 3.5” will play here.
Our forecast – total under 3.5 for 1.72 in BC Winline