Sheffield United will be aiming to maintain their impressive form when they welcome Manchester United to Bramall Lane on Sunday.
Chris Wilder’s side have made an excellent start to life in the Premier League, coming into this game in fifth place and unbeaten in five matches.
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However, they are 5/2 (3.50) outsiders with bet365 to record their first victory against this opposition since August 1992, on the opening day of the inaugural Premier League season.
Indeed, the Red Devils have won each of the subsequent seven meetings between the sides by a combined 14-1 aggregate scoreline, and are 6/5 (2.20) favorites to come out on top here.
The hosts are yet to draw a match in front of their own fans this campaign but are priced at 9/4 (3.25) to settle for a stalemate at the ninth time of asking.
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On-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson is ineligible to face his parent club, while John Egan is a doubt after limping off with a calf injury in Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark.
Ashley Young is available once again following suspension, although Diogo Dalot, Nemanja Matic, Luke Shaw, and Axel Tuanzebe are unlikely to feature despite returning to training. Paul Pogba, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Eric Bailly remain injured.
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Despite their strong head-to-head record, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will not be taking this match lightly given both sides’ recent form.
The Blades are a point ahead of their illustrious opponents and sitting fifth in the table, thanks largely to a defense that has conceded just nine times in 12 games – the second-best record in the division.
With three clean sheets to their name in their last five matches and has not let in more than one goal in nine, they will certainly back themselves to contain an attack that has failed to score in three of their previous four away league games.
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Considering Manchester United has only conceded six times in the last nine games themselves, odds of 10/11 (1.91) are well worth backing on no more than one side finding the net for Sheffield United’s sixth consecutive home match.