class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Blades recorded a famous win at Old Trafford in midweek but our tipster is backing the hosts to bring them back down to earth this weekend
Manchester City welcome Sheffield United to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon with Pep Guardiola’s men hoping to avoid another massive upset at the hands of the Premier League’s bottom club.
The Blades recorded a memorable victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening, beating Manchester United 2-1, and will head into this weekend’s clash with more hope than they might have had previously.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Latest Odds
Despite the shock of winning at Man United in midweek, Chris Wilder’s side remain the biggest outsiders in this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures with bet365 pricing them at 17/1 (18.00) to claim three points.
City, for their part, are available at 1/8 (1.12) with the draw at 8/1 (9.00).
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Team News
The Blues remain without Sergio Aguero and Nathan Ake, while Kevin De Bruyne is sidelined for around a month with a thigh injury.
Wilder will welcome back John Egan after the defender missed Wednesday’s win through suspension, but Sander Berge, Jack Robinson, Oliver McBurnie, Jack O’Connell, and Ben Osborn are all out.
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Manchester City vs Sheffield United Preview
Guardiola’s side are beginning to hit form just at the right time and Tuesday’s 5-0 win at West Brom was their 11th consecutive victory in all competitions.
During that run the Blues have conceded just three goals, while City’s last 11 Premier League games have seen them keep nine clean sheets.
The Blades’ success at Old Trafford saw them take the chances that were gifted to them by an insipid display from Man United but that was still just their second league win of this season.
City will surely be in less generous mood and a motivated, in-form side chasing the title should surely have too much for a team on course for one of the worst-ever Premier League points tallies.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Tips and Predictions
The market is understandably extremely one-sided, but backing City to win both halves at evens (2.00) could be an intelligent way to get the hosts onside.
If Guardiola’s men continue their superb defensive form and keep another clean sheet against the worst attacking outfit in the division, then they only need one goal in each half for this selection to pay out.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.