A slender loss to Leicester City, two draws with Bournemouth and Chelsea plus, a hard-earned victory over Crystal Palace – it’s clear that Sheffield United will be a lot tougher than many expect.
They certainly enjoyed a better start than Southampton who lost their opening two games. A 3-0 defeat to Burnley and 2-1 loss to Liverpool put some initial early pressure on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
Nevertheless, the team bounced back well with a 2-0 win over Brighton and a 1-1 draw against Manchester United.
Based on those first few results and the fact that the game is played in South Yorkshire, Sheffield Untied have been made the slight favourites.
With that in mind, the recommendation is to back Southampton. Saints have looked strong in their last two games and with them being priced at 2/1, there’s no way we could let a price like that go unnoticed.
Southampton to win – 2/1 bet365
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