Chris Wilder against Jurgen Klopp-Sheffield United face Liverpool in Saturday’s English Premier League meeting at Bramall Lane. Can Liverpool maintain their perfect start at the Blades expense? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips for the game.
Recent Premier League events have been much more encouraging for Sheffield boss Chris Wilder, and having taken the lead at Everton last weekend in a smash and grab win at Goodison Park, the Blades will be out to take the chance of beating another Merseyside giant this weekend.
The two goals plundered by Sheffield United at the home of the Blues also extend their excellent scoring record in the Premier League since their promotion in the summer. United have now registered at least once in six of their seven top flight matches this term, and they will fancy their chances against a Liverpool defence that looks decidedly weaker than it did last year.
Chris Wilder against Jurgen Klopp
Sheffield United have only conceded one goal per game on average since their promotion to the Premier League, shipping more than a single goal only twice in six matches. For that reason, we’re tipping Liverpool to force a win 2-1 or more at odds of 8.00, however since the reds are the favourites to win according to the bookies, we are recommending a bet on United to win at home at odds of 10.00 and both teams to score in the first half are at enhanced odds of 5.00. Our top pick: BTTS, Each Team Over 3 Corners & Each Team Over 1 Card is at odds of 13.00.
Liverpool Betting Tips
The Reds come into Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off having kept only two clean sheets in nine competitive matches this season – and one of those blanks was secured in Wednesday’s 2-0 win at League One MK Dons.
Away from home in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s charges are in the midst of a run of just two clean sheets in seven, and overall Liverpool are conceding 10.5 shots per game on average compared to last year’s figure of 8.1.
Playing with a reorganised, higher defensive line, Liverpool look much more vulnerable than they did last season, and we think Sheffield United can exploit the open spaces in behind the Reds’ rearguard to score this weekend.
Chris Wilder against Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool’s devastating attack has more than enough firepower to compensate for their increasingly porous backline. In Liverpool’s current run of 15 consecutive Premier League wins, they’ve scored an impressive 42 goals, with their defence-shredding trident of Sadio Mané (12), Mohamed Salah (9) and Roberto Firmino (6) accounting for 64% of them.
Liverpool failed to score in only three of their last 45 Premier League matches, and while Sheffield United look good to score, they have little hope of keeping the Reds out this weekend, and the bookies are backing Liverpool to claim the away win at the odds of 1.33. For both teams to score and Liverpool to win are at odds of 2.64, Mane to score an anytime goal are at odds of 1.95 and Salah to score is at odds of 1.85. If you are looking for high odds bets then try Virgil van Dijk To Score A Header & Trent Alexander-Arnold To Score From Outside The Penalty Area at odds of 101.00!
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