Kick-off: 1800, 02/07/2020
Stadium: Bramall Lane
TV: Sky Sports
Sheffield United have faltered badly since returning to action and look worth taking on when entertaining Tottenham at Bramall Lane.
Spurs climbed above the Blades in the Premier League table thanks to picking up four points from two games and are now on course to qualify for Europe again.
The hosts haven’t beaten a member of the current top seven this season, so 19/20 for an away win makes sense as our first Sheff Utd vs Tottenham prediction.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
United showed some positive signs in Sunday’s 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final loss to Arsenal at this venue, when having two goals ruled out for offside.
David McGoldrick cancelled out Nicolas Pepe’s penalty in the latter stages of that tie, but there was still time for Dani Ceballos to fire in a 91st-minute decider.
“It’s a positive step,” said Chris Wilder. “Of course, we are gutted to lose, but there are ways to lose football matches and we pushed Arsenal to the limit.
“They had to defend for their lives at times…I thought we made that an uncomfortable afternoon for them.”
However, Wilder did also admit that the Blades are low on confidence after previously following up a goalless draw at Aston Villa by losing 3-0 away to both Newcastle and Manchester United.
That may force them to try and keep things tight early on here, so 8/5 for no goals in the first half stands out from the Sheff Utd vs Tottenham odds.
Last Sheff Utd line-up: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Fleck, Lundstram, Norwood, McBurnie, McGoldrick.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Jose Mourinho will be much happier with Tottenham’s exploits since returning from lockdown, with the break allowing some key players to recover from injury issues.
Spurs put in a resolute display to draw 1-1 with Manchester United and then had a fit-again Harry Kane on the scoresheet when beating West Ham 2-0.
Tottenham remain outsiders to qualify for next season’s Champions League, but are at least better placed to finish the current campaign strongly.
“Thanks to the three months off, we recovered some key players,” said skipper Hugo Lloris. “And for sure, they are going to help the team.
“It’s going to be a big battle until the end of the season and we must be ready for that. We know that we cannot drop points any more.
“That’s why there was some disappointment after the Manchester United game, because we missed an opportunity to beat another challenger for the Champions League.
“But at least we got a point and we could build something after that game to confirm with the win over West Ham.
“It will give us more confidence to play Sheffield United, who are in the race for the European places, too.”
Mourinho will now be keen to grind out another clinical victory in Yorkshire, so 3/1 for an away win and under 2.5 goals in the game completes our Sheff Utd vs Tottenham betting tips.
Last Tottenham line-up: Lloris, Sanchez, Aurier, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Alli, Moura, Son, Kane.
SHEFF UTD 1-2 Arsenal – David McGoldrick
TOTTENHAM 2-0 West Ham – Tomas Soucek (og), Harry Kane
Head-to-head: Tottenham 1-1 Sheff Utd
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