Kick-off: 1230, 28/09/2019
Stadium: Bramall Lane
TV: BT Sport
Liverpool maintained their 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Chelsea.
Sheffield United welcome the European champions to Bramall Lane on the back of a 2-0 win against their Merseyside rivals Everton.
Punters can get 9/5 for the visitors to win and both teams to score and that is our opening Sheff Utd vs Liverpool prediction.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
After salvaging late draws at Bournemouth and Chelsea, Sheffield United picked up their first away top-flight victory since December 2006 by beating Everton.
United had just 30 per cent possession and only one shot on target after Yerry Mina scored an own goal and Lys Mousset added a late second.
Manager Chris Wilder believes his side are confounding expectations on the road so far this season, where they have accumulated five of their eight points.
Wilder said: “Everyone thought promoted sides at home is where they are going to pick the majority of points up and we are bucking the trend.
“Away at Bournemouth, the result away at Chelsea, and then to come to Everton who have had a fantastic home record.
“They are precious points at any stage of the season, especially for promoted sides, and we have managed to pick a big result up.”
The Blades have only failed to score in one of their six Premier League fixtures to date and the 1-0 EFL Cup defeat by Sunderland can be overlooked.
Looking at the Sheff Utd vs Liverpool odds, 29/10 for the leaders to win 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 seems good value in the multiple correct score market.
Last Sheff Utd EPL line-up: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, O’Connell, Basham, Egan, Fleck, Lundstram, Norwood, McBurnie, Robinson.
David McGoldrick is a major doubt for the Blades after missing the last two matches with a muscle injury. Fellow striker Billy Sharp is suspended but on-loan Everton midfielder Mo Besic returns to contention.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool made Premier League history in the win at Chelsea which extended their winning run to 15 games.
Goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino saw the Reds become the first side in the Premier League era to win their opening six games in consecutive seasons.
It is also a club-record 23 matches since they last lost in the league and they are going to take some stopping in their pursuit of the title.
A much-changed team also got past MK Dons in the EFL Cup in midweek, with a 2-0 win giving us a clean sweep of three winning tips in our betting preview including the correct score at 29/4.
Jurgen Klopp’s side simply never lose after scoring the first goal – an impressive record that now stands at 61 games.
Klopp told the club website: “I think I shouldn’t be surprised anymore about the character of my team, to be honest.
“We expect it from ourselves that we fight for everything. We have a big job to do in a really difficult league.
“Everybody thinks we should be first or second – but we have to play the football for it. We don’t think about these things.”
Four of the five goals scored at Bramall Lane this season have arrived in the second half and we feel the Blades can be competitive for a while.
But the Reds will come through another battle and 19/20 for there to be more goals after the break completes our Sheff Utd vs Liverpool betting tips.
Last Liverpool EPL line-up: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Firmino, Mane, Salah.
Sadio Mane has fully recovered from a dead leg sustained at Chelsea while fellow forward Divock Origi has returned after missing three matches with an ankle injury. Midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, who injured a calf in training on Monday, is not fit.
Last EPL result:
Everton 0-2 SHEFF UTD – Mina (og), Mousset
Chelsea 1-2 LIVERPOOL – Alexander-Arnold, Firmino
Head-to-head: Liverpool 4-0 Sheff Utd, Sheff Utd 1-1 Liverpool
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