Southampton vs Sheffield United : The hosts have one of the worst scoring records at home and the Blades tend struggle on the road, so our tipster is backing a low-scoring game
Southampton vs Sheffield United
Sheffield United end what has been an excellent Premier League season by visiting Southampton on Sunday.
Chris Wilder’s men are guaranteed a top-10 finish, while a win would see them secure the eighth spot they currently occupy and be their highest top-flight finish since 1975.
Saints for their part have ended the campaign extremely strongly, pulling away from the relegation zone with four wins and three draws since the restart.
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Southampton vs Sheffield United Latest Odds
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have only won three of their last 10 home league games and bet365 offer them at 6/5 (2.20) to pick up three points.
The Blades have been considerably stronger at home than on the road, where they have won just one of their last nine clashes, and are available at 23/10 (3.30) with the draw at 12/5 (3.40).
Southampton vs Sheffield United Team News
Sofiane Boufal and Moussa Djenepo are both out for Saints while Jan Bednarek and Nathan Tella are doubts. Midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is unlikely to feature as he closes in on a move away from the south coast.
The visitors’ only injury concern is midfielder Luke Freeman.
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In their last 810 minutes of Premier League football away from Bramall Lane, Sheffield United have managed just three goals, drawing blanks in six of their last nine games on the road.
Their total of 14 strikes away from their own stadium in the third lowest in the division, with only bottom club Norwich and 18th placed Watford netting fewer.
Similarly, Southampton have the second worst home scoring record managing just 18 goals at home in 18 games and Hasenhuttl’s side have managed to stay up despite their dreadful record at St Mary’s, where they have suffered 10 defeats.
Southampton vs Sheffield United Tips and Predictions
Opposing a high scoring game therefore makes plenty of sense, with neither side’s record in the final third inspiring much confidence. Under 2.5 goals is offered at 9/10 (1.90) and looks a strong selection for this one.Southampton vs. Sheffield United: How to watch live stream, TV channel, Premier League start time
Sheffield United @ Southampton
Current Records: Sheffield United 14-11-12; Southampton 14-16-7
What to Know
Southampton took care of business against Sheffield United on the road in the teams’ previous meeting last September and will be looking to do the same thing back at St. Mary’s Stadium. They will face off against one another at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday. Southampton will be strutting in after a victory while Sheffield will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Southampton kept a clean sheet against Bournemouth on Sunday and took the match 2-0.
Meanwhile, the Blades fell a goal short of Everton on Monday, losing 1-0.
Southampton won by a goal last time, slipping past Sheffield 1-0. Will Southampton repeat their success, or does Sheffield have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.