Sheffield United will be desperate to get back in the win column when they host visiting Tottenham at Bramall Lane on Thursday. With Sheffield just one point behind Tottenham in the EPL standings, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value against their Premier League odds in this intriguing affair.
Premier League Odds & Picks – Tottenham Vs Sheffield
Why Bet On Sheffield United
Sheffield United is sitting in ninth place in the EPL standings with 44 points. The Blades have scored 30 goals this season while allowing 31 defensively (-1). Sheffield has lost three straight since opening the restart with a draw on June 17 and comes into this matchup off a narrow 2-1 loss against Arsenal in their FA Cup quarterfinal loss on Sunday. Manager Chris Wilder said his team must clean up their mistakes after the loss.
“I’m just really looking for a positive performance that gives us a chance of winning, we’re shooting ourselves in the foot a little bit,” Wilder told reporters in a virtual news conference. “The errors are uncharacteristic… The timing of those has been poor as well, we have to cut out these errors. It’s world-class players we’re up against, not the dog and duck.”
Sheffield has gone 7-3-5 SU at home this season while also going 9-5-1 ATS and 4-10-1 O/U on their home pitch. John Fleck and Lys Mousset are tied with a team-high five goals while John Lundstram and Oliver McBurnie are tied with four goals apiece.
Why Bet On Tottenham
Tottenham is sitting in seventh place in the EPL standings with 45 points. The Spurs have scored 50 goals this season while allowing 41 defensively (+9). Tottenham broke a seven-match winless streak by getting past West Ham 2-0 on Tuesday as Tomas Soucek scored an own goal and Harry Kane extinguished any hopes of a comeback with his first goal of 2020.
“First of all three points were not important, they were crucial,” manager Jose Mourinho told reporters. “I said to the players ‘don’t think if we don’t win this match we can still think about chances’, it was three points or nothing.
Tottenham has gone an uninspiring 3-6-6 SU on the road this season while also going 6-9-1 ATS and 10-4-1 O/U away from home. Kane has scored a team-high 12 goals in 22 matches while Son Heung-Min has added nine goals in 23 matches.
General Match Info Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (12-9-10) vs. Sheffield United F.C. (11-11-9)
- When: Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Bramall Lane
- Tottenham Vs Sheffield Live: BT Sport / DAZN
- Money Lines: Sheffield United +300 / Tottenham -106 / Draw +240
- Total: 2.5
Expert Analysis and Prediction
I know Sheffield is playing at home and that the Blades are desperate for a win, but Tottenham is now at full strength and that fact will be the difference in this one as the Spurs get the big road win led by another fine performance from Harry Kane. Tottenham has scored 20 more goals than Sheffield this season and while the Spurs have given up 10 more goals than their opponents in this affair, I’m fully expecting Tottenham’s superior scoring ability to see them through in this intriguing affair. The Spurs get it done on the road by a lone goal.
Pick: Tottenham 2 Sheffield 1