Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United Football Live Sports Betting Odds & Match Preview
|Betting Odds & Stats|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Lines||Sheffield United|
|-171 (-102)||Spread||+532 (-113)|
|Over 2.5 (-125)||Total||Under 2.5 (100)|
|Tottenham Hotspur||Score and stat||Sheffield United|
Reason for Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United England Premier League
|Tottenham Hotspur -171|
Spurs completed a Champions League double over Red Star in mid-week, though the Serbians are the only club that Tottenham have managed to beat since October 1st.
In total, Tottenham’s brace of wins over Red Star were their only wins from their last seven in all competitions, and Spurs’ overall return of only two victories from ten in the Premier League suggests that they are still a club in the grip of a crisis.
Midweek action saw Tottenham pick up just their second win in seven competitive matches (W2, D2, L3). Despite their underwhelming run of form in that sequence, they did average two goals per game. Their defence is improving too, having conceded an average of just 0.8 goals per game across their previous five competitive matches.
In the Premier League (PL), Spurs have tended to be quick out of the blocks, scoring 64.71% of their league goals inside the opening 45 minutes, taking the lead in eight of their 11 PL fixtures to date. Their issue, however, has been in holding onto those leads, conceding an equaliser on five of those occasions.
Son Heung-Min is available after his red card in the 1-1 draw at Everton was overturned, while Danny Rose served his one-match ban and could start at left-back. Hugo Lloris is a long-term absentee as he continues his recovery from a dislocated elbow and Jan Vertonghen misses out with a thigh problem, while Erik Lamela will be assessed.
Key Player: Spurs attacker Heung-Min Son has four goals in his previous four competitive matches, with the goals coming in pairs.
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|Sheffield United +532|
Sheffield United side powered by a major surge in self-belief take a four-match unbeaten streak to North London this weekend. The Blades have been hugely impressive since their summer promotion, and table topping Liverpool are the only team to conquer Chris Wilder’s men in their last six Premier League outings.
Away from home, Sheffield United have proved an incredibly difficult nut to crack. The Blades have yet to taste defeat away from Bramall Lane, wining one and drawing the other four of their top-flight fixtures on the road since the summer.
PL newcomers Sheffield United are still undefeated on the road this term. The key to their success is to remain defensively assured early on, before pushing for goals later in the game. This explains why they have scored 83.33% of their away league goals in the second half.
Although the ‘Blades’ do the bulk of their scoring in the second half, they do complement this by being fairly robust defensively in the opening stages of their PL fixtures. Significantly, they haven’t conceded a goal in the opening 15 minutes of any PL game so far this term.
John Egan was forced off late in Sheffield United's 3-0 win over Burnley and will be assessed, with Phil Jagielka on standby to start. However, he is Chris Wilder's only injury concern for the Blades' trip to London and he will give the defender every opportunity overcome a knock.
Key Player: Sheffield United’s new signing Lys Mousset has three goals in his previous six PL matches. Two came away from home, and in the second half.
|The Pick: Tottenham Hotspur -171, Under 2.5|