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Tottenham vs. Sheffield United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
08 November 2019
Saturday 9 November
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - Premier League
High-flying Sheffield United are five places above Tottenham heading into this weekend’s fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Blades scythed their way up to sixth in the Premier League table with a victory at the weekend, while Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s clash with Everton was blighted by VAR controversy and the horrific injury to Andre Gomes.
These clubs last met in the League Cup semi-finals in January 2015, with Spurs only sneaking through to the final courtesy of a narrow 3-2 victory over two legs. That was the first clash between the teams since the 2006/07 Premier League season, when each side won their home fixture.
Son Heung-min is suspended for this game after receiving a red card for the part he played in the Gomes broken ankle at the weekend, though Spurs have appealed. Danny Rose is back from a ban of his own after picking up five yellow cards, while Harry Kane is expected to play following an illness. Jan Vertonghen could return from a hamstring strain, but Hugo Lloris remains on the sidelines.
Blades manager Chris Wilder comes into this fixture with concerns over only one player. John Egan is a doubt after a knock forced him off late on at the weekend. His replacement on Saturday, Phil Jagielka, could come into the starting line-up, with the veteran defender settling the contest from the penalty spot the last time these teams met in the league over 12 years ago.
Tottenham vs. Sheffield United Preview and Predictions
Despite the result of Tottenham’s game against Everton somewhat paling into insignificance compared to the awful injury picked up by Toffees midfielder Gomes, the fact remains that Spurs dropped two points late on to leave themselves in the bottom half of the Premier League table. While the north London outfit have been awful this season, the exact opposite is true of Sheffield United.
Most of us expected the Blades to be fighting it out at the bottom of the table throughout the majority of the campaign, but Wilder’s side have amassed a hugely credible 16 points from 11 games to put themselves above the likes of Manchester United, Wolves and West Ham, in addition to Saturday’s opponents Spurs.
Before last weekend, Burnley had only lost to Arsenal, Liverpool, Leicester City and Chelsea in the league. You can add Sheffield United to that list after a commanding performance from the Blades, which saw them three goals to the good at half-time. Despite that, and Tottenham’s poor form this term, the away team are the clear underdogs for this game, priced at 5.60 for the win.
Tottenham meanwhile are available at 1.64. Last season’s Champions League finalists are winless in their last four Premier League fixtures, losing twice, while they’ve only tasted victory in two of their last 10 matches in all competitions. With that in mind, as well as a tricky trip to Belgrade in the Champions League on Wednesday night, the draw this weekend could be worth a look at 3.90.
Both teams not to score at 1.44
Only four of Sheffield United’s 11 Premier League matches so far this season have seen both teams hit the back of the net, while there could be some tired legs amongst the Tottenham players after their midweek exertions, leading to a lack of attacking impetus and creativity.
0-0 draw at 9.75
With the above in mind, and the potential for the visitors to cause a shock, this scoreline could be worth a punt at this price. What’s more, the 20 goals in total that the Blades’ league fixtures have seen so far this term is the lowest in the division.