Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha

Sheff Utd vs Crystal Palace: Eagles ready to soar again

Kick-off: 1500, 08/05/2021

Stadium: Bramall Lane

TV: Sky Sports

Crystal Palace are coming off a tough run of fixtures and may relish the chance to express themselves more when visiting Sheffield United.

The Eagles ended a five-match winless run when easing past the Blades on home turf at the start of the year and are backed to do the double at Bramall Lane.

We’re snapping up 33/20 for an away win as our first Sheff Utd vs Crystal Palace prediction.

A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds

Sheffield United did shade Brighton 1-0 in their last match at this venue but Sunday’s 4-0 drubbing at Tottenham made it seven defeats from eight outings.

Interim boss Paul Heckingbottom says his already-relegated side cannot afford to throw the towel in over their remaining fixtures.

He declared: “It’s taken its toll over the year but we can’t just wait for the season to finish, we have four games still to play.

“We know we are playing against good players every week in this league, we know we have to be at our best to compete and get points.”

The Blades did improve slightly after the half-time break versus Spurs but their performance in the opening period was very poor.

A similar showing here would make 10/3 for the Eagles to lead at half-time and full-time fair value from the Sheff Utd vs Crystal Palace odds.

Last Sheff Utd line-up: Ramsdale, Baldock, Stevens, Basham, Egan, Bogle, Fleck, Norwood, Osborn, McGoldrick, Brewster.

A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds

Palace are coming off a trio of defeats after losing 2-0 to Manchester City, 2-1 at Leicester and 4-1 when entertaining Chelsea.

However, there were moments of merit in all of those difficult fixtures and young defender Tyrick Mitchell insists the Eagles still have plenty to play for.

“We just literally want to get as high as possible, win as many matches as we can and put in good performances,” the left-back stated.

“There are a lot of positives, a few negatives, but that is like any season. You have ups and downs but I think this season has been a positive.”

Palace finished last term by picking up just one point in eight games, so Roy Hodgson will be urging his players not to go down the same path.

Christian Benteke netted versus Chelsea and had a couple of chances against City while Wilfried Zaha scored at Leicester, so their key forwards still look up for it.

There is no reason for either side to approach this game in a cautious manner, so 15/4 for an away win and over 2.5 goals in the match completes our Sheff Utd vs Crystal Palace betting tips.

Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Ward, Dann, Mitchell, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Townsend, Eze, Riedewald, Zaha, Benteke.

Additional stats

Last result:

Tottenham 4-0 SHEFF UTD


Head-to-head: Palace 2-0 Sheff Utd, Palace 0-1 Sheff Utd, Sheff Utd 1-0 Palace

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