Chelsea v Sheffield United Predictions & Betting Odds – 31st August 2019

Blues can make it back to back wins

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Chelsea v Sheffield United Betting Tips – Premier League, 31st August 3.00pm

There were contrasting fortunes for these two last weekend. Sheffield United got their first taste of defeat back up in the top flight with a home reverse against Leicester. Chelsea meanwhile delivered their first three points by taking a thrilling 3-2 win out at Norwich. Can they back it up at home? Read our predictions for Chelsea v Sheffield United.

Chelsea v Sheffield United Betting Odds*

Chelsea 1/3
Draw 4/1
Sheffield United 15/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

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Chelsea News and Form – Will Chelsea make it back-to-back league wins?

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is off the mark with his first EPL win with the club. The Blues secured a 3-2 win last weekend at Norwich. It was a tremendously wide-open game but Chelsea had some very strong periods of attacking intensity in it. They seem to be getting it together as an attacking unit, not so much at the back. They were poor defensively again, and it’s seven goals that they have shipped in their three games. It’s what to expect from them this season, it seems.

Total Goals Exact – 4-6
2/1

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Tammy Abraham got a brace against the Canaries last weekend. That moves him level as club top scorer with Mason Mount. The impressive Mount though was injured in the game and had to go off, so he’s a doubt for this weekend’s action. Pedro is in the same boat as well as Mount. Chelsea only managed a 1-1 draw against Leicester in their previous home game this season, the Blues striking early but falling away in the second half of the fixture.

Chelse had also started brightly in their season opener against Man Utd but collapsed in the second half. As a betting angle into this game, there does seem to be the potential of goals from both sides here and it may be worth backing the Blues to get something early. 50% of Chelsea’s goals this season have come in the first fifteen minutes of matches. It is a ten-match undefeated streak of home form that Chelsea are currently on in the Premier League.

Chelsea v Sheffield United Head to Head

This is the first meeting since the 2006/07 Premier League season
Chelsea are on a three-match winning streak in the EPL against the Blades
The head to head is three wins each from six previous EPL classes
Four of the six previous EPL meetings went over 2.5 goals

Key-Facts – Chelsea v Sheffield United

  • The Blues claimed a 3-2 win at Norwich last weekend
  • Sheff United suffered a 2-1 home loss against Leicester last time out
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in 10 league home games

 

Sheffield United News and Form – Can the Blades raid Stamford Bridge?

It has been a very good effort from Sheffield United following their promotion from the Championship last season. They have four points on the board, just like Saturday’s opponents, Chelsea. It was a 1-1 draw which the Blades took at Bournemouth in their opening game for the season. Things got better for them as they beat Crystal Palace in their first home game. They then took a 2-1 hit against Leicester last weekend though.

So now comes their first test of resilience. Can they snap back from defeat immediately? Summer signing Ollie McBurnie came off the bench to get their equalising goal against Leicester last weekend. So he is probably going to be pushing for a start. To be fair, the Blades were only beaten by a special effort from Leicester’s Harvey Barnes last weekend. A positive is that the Blades have scored in each of their EPL games so far and they are facing a disjointed Chelsea back line.

Chelsea v Sheffield United Tips & Odds

Chelsea to win & both teams to score at 2/1
Over 2.5 goals at 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

Chelsea v Sheffield United Predictions – ?

Chelsea to win: This should be another good entertaining game involving Chelsea. Sheffield United will get their chances in this against a really poor Chelsea back line. However, the Blues should get the victory and therefore Chelsea to win & both teams to score.


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