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Tottenham vs. Sheffield United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
30 April 2021
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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Premier League
Tottenham are in need of a positive result at home to already relegated Sheffield United this weekend as they aim to get back into the Europa League spots. Spurs lost in last weekend’s EFL Cup final with a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City but the football betting online sees a home win here.
Spurs won 3-1 away at United earlier this season, with Serge Aurier and Harry Kane putting the London club into a two-goal lead. David McGoldrick pulled one back but Tanguy Ndombele settled the tie just after the hour mark.
The Yorkshire club did record a win and a draw against Spurs last season, with the fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ending 1-1 when George Baldock cancelled out Son Heung-min’s opener. United also won 3-1 at home in July 2020, taking 3-0 lead before a late Kane consolation.
Ryan Mason’s new side suffered no new injuries in the final defeat but he could rotate his starting options with Dele Alli and Gareth Bale both in line for a starting return.
Mason’s fellow interim boss Paul Heckingbottom also reported no new absentees ahead of this weekend and he could name an unchanged line up from last weekend’s 1-0 win over Brighton.
Tottenham vs. Sheffield United Preview and Predictions
Tottenham find themselves in pole position to secure a place in the newly created UEFA Europa Conference League next season as they sit 7th in the Premier League standings. Mason picked up his first win as temporary manager against Southampton but they face a demanding end of season run in including games against Leeds United, Aston Villa, Wolves and Leicester City.
United’s relegation was rubber stamped with defeat at Wolves a fortnight ago but they showed heart to secure three points against Brighton last time out. Heckingbottom will want a positive end to the season and they could edge ahead of 19th place West Brom with a positive run of results.
Spurs need to shake off that final loss to avoid dropping out of the European reckoning all together this season and Mason will be confident of three points against the Premier League’s basement club with a home win priced at 1.28. The away win comes in at 10.00 as United look for a little bit of pride at the end of a terrible season, while the draw is priced at 5.75.
Harry Kane is still the Premier League’s leading scorer this season, despite Spurs’ inconsistency, with the England man netting 21 league goals in 2020-21. He will fancy a couple more against the doomed Blades.
Tottenham to win 2-1 at 9.75
Three points is all that matters for Spurs at this stage of the campaign and Mason knows a positive end to the campaign is his only chance of securing the job on a permanent basis next season.
Both teams to score 2.25
Spurs have conceded in both of Mason’s games in charge so far and United will have their own confidence boosted by that rare win over Brighton last time out.