Manchester City vs Sheffield United Betting Tips: 2 AH+2, 2019-12-29

Oliver Norwood /Sheffield United ©imago images / Sportimage 29.12.2019

Sunday 29thDecember 1800hrs
Football – England Premier League
Pick Sheffield United AH+2
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 1.77 (odds taken 04:28 GMT, 29 December )

A quick turnaround in fixtures in the Premier League sees further action from the top flight on Sunday and our next preview features the evening clash between Manchester City and Sheffield United as the betting tips continue at the Etihad Stadium.

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Manchester City Prediction – Can Man City inflict first away defeat on visitors?

An extremely disappointing 3-2 defeat away at Molineux against Wolves saw Manchester City throw away a lead as City seemed to be cruising to all three points with a 2-0 lead in the west midlands.

With that defeat went any lingering hopes of staging a comeback and pushing Liverpool to the league title and the hosts now must make do with their Champions League campaign and ensure at least a top four finish is achieved in this season’s Premier League campaign.

Having seen City throw away that lead against Wolves along with losing to Manchester United and Liverpool as well as their embarrassment at Norwich City, all three points for City here against a stubborn and well-organised Sheffield United outfit look far from guaranteed.

The hosts have won 4 of their last 5 matches at home within an overall record of 6-1-2 25/9 but their margins of victory have been tighter this season; indeed, just 3 of their 9 home matches have seen City win by a 3+goal margin which gives Sheffield United a great chance of covering the handicap here.


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Sheffield Utd Prediction – Can Sheffield Utd extend unbeaten away run?

A 1-1 draw at home with fast-improving Watford on Boxing Day extended Sheffield United’s unbeaten run in the Premier League to 4 matches but nevertheless, Chris Wilder will be disappointed that his side couldn’t grab all three points at Bramall Lane.

Recent wins against Norwich City, Aston Villa and Brighton had helped lift The Blades up into European contention but the draw with Watford has resulted in the visitors dropping down to 8th place but just two points behind 5th placed Manchester United.

The visitors still remain unbeaten away from home though in their return to the top flight with a stubborn looking record of 3-6-0 11/7 under their belts so far this season, and they head into this Sunday clash having registered recent back-to-back wins too.

Points on the road at Chelsea, Tottenham and Wolves suggest that The Blades could frustrate Manchester City here.


Key-Facts – Manchester City vs Sheffield Utd

  • Man City have won 4 of their last 5 matches at home in the EPL
  • Man City have won by a 3+goal margin in just 3 of their 9 home matches
  • Sheffield United are still unbeaten away from home in the EPL


Betting Tips Verdict

Manchester City should win this one but the hosts may not get it all their own way here as Sheffield United are a tough nut to crack.