Kick-off: 1200, 05/07/2020
Stadium: Turf Moor
TV: Sky Sports
Burnley and Sheffield United will both be in good spirits ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash and we feel a close encounter is on the cards at Turf Moor.
The Blades are two points above the Clarets and coming off a cracking win over Spurs, but have yet to prevail away to a team currently in the top half of the table.
Chris Wilder’s side have registered a division-high eight draws on the road and 2/1 for a stalemate here is our opening Burnley vs Sheff Utd prediction.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley are nicely placed in 10th following back-to-back 1-0 victories over Watford at this venue and Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Captain Ben Mee scored his first goal since January 2017 against the Eagles to leave Sean Dyche eyeing a possible return to Europe next term.
“When you talk about the Europa League, for the grandeur of a club like us making it is considerable,” said Dyche.
“It does cause a lot of mental challenges. Of course, we’ll have a short break in the summer as well this season because of what has gone on with the Covid-19 situation, so a lot of challenges.
“But the way we’ve built the mentality here is to keep winning or to tend to keep winning. It is not easy, obviously, but I think the players will take each challenge as it comes.”
The Clarets do have a mounting injury list after Jack Cork came off in London, but are sure to keep battling.
In what promises to be a tight tussle, 21/4 for a 1-1 scoreline stands out to us from the Burnley vs Sheff Utd odds.
Last Burnley line-up: Pope, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Bardsley, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil, Westwood, Vydra.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
Sheffield United were dreaming of Champions League qualification during the lockdown period, before picking up just one point from their first three games back.
However, the Blades showed some more positive signs in a 2-1 FA Cup loss to Arsenal and then built on that with a fine 3-1 triumph over Tottenham.
The Yorkshire outfit received a bit of help from VAR officials, but ran out worthy winners thanks to goals from Sander Berge, Lys Mousset and Oli McBurnie.
Wilder told Sky Sports: “I sensed after a decent performance against Arsenal on Sunday that we were showing signs of recapturing the form that got us into the position pre-lockdown.
“It was a really good performance and a big three points for us. The shape of the side was good.”
The Blades have been a well-drilled outfit for most of the campaign and are at their best when staying disciplined at the back.
With the Clarets boasting similar qualities, the early exchanges here could be cagey, so 13/10 for 0-0 at the break is added to our betting tips, along with 3/1 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time which is our final Burnley vs Sheff Utd prediction.
Last Sheff Utd line-up: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Norwood, Osborn, Berge, McBurnie, McGoldrick.
Crystal Palace 0-1 BURNLEY – Ben Mee
SHEFF UTD 3-1 Tottenham – Sander Berge, Lys Mousset, Oli McBurnie
Head-to-head: Sheff Utd 3-0 Burnley
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