Burnley vs Sheffield United Betting Tip Home Win by One Goal – 17 September 2020

Clarets to edge all-Premier League cup affair

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Burnley vs Sheffield United
17th September 1730hrs
Football – England – EFL Cup
Pick Home Win by One Goal
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 10/3 odds taken 1500 GMT, Wednesday 16 September

Two Premier League clubs square off in the Carabao Cup in midweek, as Sean Dyche’s Burnley welcome Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United to Turf Moor. The Blades picked up four points from the two league meetings last term, but the Clarets are the slight favourites in this one. Take a look at our EFL Cup betting preview, which has the best odds and top tips.

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Burnley Preview – Can the Clarets start their season with a cup win?

This will be Burnley’s first match of the 2020-21 season. After Thursday’s EFL Cup clash with Sheffield United, the Clarets kick off their Premier League season with a trip to the King Power Stadium on Sunday to take on Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City.

Burnley had a fine 2019-20 season in the Premier League, finishing in the top half of the table. Sean Dyche’s men picked up 15 wins, suffered 14 defeats and drew nine times to take 54 points. Burnley spread their wins out at home and on the road, winning eight games at Turf Moor and seven times away from home.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1510 GMT, Wednesday 17 September)

Surviving will once again be the Clarets’ ultimate ambition, but after last season’s tenth-place finish, can the Lancashire club break into Europe once again? Before the league season begins, Burnley will be hoping to beat Premier League opposition in the Carabao Cup on Thursday.

Sheffield United Preview – Will Wilder’s side progress in the cup?

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United had a tough beginning to their Premier League season. The Blades conceded two early goals to lose 2-0 at home to Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers last Monday.

The Blades had a brilliant first season in the Premier League after promotion from the 2018-19 EFL Championship, shocking most by securing a ninth-place finish in the top tier. United racked up an impressive 54 points, winning 14 times along the way. The Sheffield club finished above the likes of Southampton, Everton and Newcastle United.

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Sheffield United were knocked out of the League Cup at the second hurdle last season. After edging past Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers, the Blades were beaten by EFL League One side Sunderland at Bramall Lane. Can Wilder’s troops progress further this time?


Burnley vs Sheffield United Betting Advice

On paper, these two Premier League teams look evenly matched. Last season, both sides accumulated 54 points, with Sheffield United finishing above the Clarets on goal difference.


Key Facts – Burnley vs Sheffield United Betting Tip

  • Both sides picked up 54 points in last season’s Premier League
  • This will be the first cup clash between the pair since they met in the FA Cup way back in 1993
  • Two of the last four Burnley v Sheff Utd meetings have ended in draws


When the pair last locked horns, they played out a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor back in July. James Tarkowski’s goal gave the Clarets a lead two minutes before half time, but John Egan levelled the scores in the 80th minute.

This one could be another close encounter between Burnley and Sheffield United. Having said that, with this tie taking place on their own patch, the Clarets could just have the edge. Put some money on Burnley to win by one goal at 10/3.


The best betting odds for Burnley vs Sheffield United

Burnley to win: 13/8 at Bet365
Draw: 7/4 at Bet365
Sheffield United to win: 7/4 at Bet365