There’s something of a midtable dead rubber on Sunday afternoon as Burnley, who moved above their opponents here in midweek, face off at Turf Moor.
Sheffield United have taken some time to recapture their excellent Champions League-chasing pre-lockdown form, but they’ve looked much-improved over the past week, pushing Arsenal in the FA Cup and only losing 2-1 by virtue of an injury-time winner, before a resounding 3-1 victory over Tottenham in midweek, displaying some stellar attacking interplay in the process.
They’d failed to score and took just one point from nine available prior to that, but Chris Wilder’s Blades will have a renewed confidence about them now, while the three points moves them back to up seventh with some renewed faint hope of qualifying for European competition.
Expect Chris Wilder to go with an unchanged XI here, with the previously-suspended John Egan making the back three look a lot stronger on his return, while midweek goalscorer Sander Berge will continue to fill in for the injured John Lundstram in midfield.
Lys Mousset could potentially usurp David McGoldrick to play alongside Oli McBurnie here, having got on the scoresheet within six minutes of his introduction against Spurs.
But Burnley will be looking to provide a sterner test than Spurs, built on the foundation of a strong defence this season - goalkeeper Nick Pope has kept 13 clean sheets this season, the most of any keeper in the league, while Sean Dyche’s Clarets have kept five clean sheets from their last eight outings. They’re 10/3 to to win and keep a clean sheet here, as they’ve done in back-to-back 1-0 wins over Watford and Crystal Palace over the past fortnight.
We recommend backing the hosts here, given their superior overall form since the league resumed. The Clarets are a respectable 19/10 for the home victory here.
*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change