Manchester City vs Sheffield United Predictions & Betting Odds – 29th December 2019

Citizens can claim the win against the Blades

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Manchester City vs Sheffield United Betting Tips – Premier League, 29th December 6.30pm

Manchester City’s focus for the season will be anywhere but the title race. Playing with 10-men they blew a two-goal lead to lost at Wolves on Friday. That was just after they looked to have rediscovered their groove a bit. Sheffield United claimed a point on home soil against Watford on Boxing Day, missing their chance at four straight wins. Read our predictions for Manchester City vs Sheffield United.

Manchester City vs Sheffield United Betting Odds*

Manchester City 1/6
Draw 13/2
Sheffield United 15/1

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Manchester City News and Form – Can City beat the Blades?

City threw away a 2-0 lead at Wolves on Friday. They did play most of the game with ten men after they had keeper Ederson sent off. They have now lost five games this season, which is one more than they lost in their entire previous campaign. Manchester City have a W6 D1 L2 record on home soil this season and claimed a 3-1 win over Leicester in their most recent one. The Citizens average 2.8 goals per home game this campaign, but they still remain pretty shaky in defence. They have conceded an average of a goal per home fixture.

Total Goals Exact 4
4/1

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Manchester City have earned one clean sheet in their last nine games home and away combined. They have earned one in 33% of home games this season, but are without one in their last four there. 89% of games at the Etihad this season have made it over 2.5 goals. Each of their last ten played in the top flight have gone over 2.5 goals and the Citizens are on an eleven match scoring streak. Manchester City have won 25 of their last 29 Premier League home games. In five home games this season Pep Guardiola’s men have been leading at the half-time break. Surprisingly they have only opened the scoring in 4 of 9 home games in this campaign.

Manchester City vs Sheffiled United Head to Head

This is the first league meeting since the 2006/07 EPL season
Man City took four points from the two previous EPL meetings
The most recent meeting saw the Blades win a 2008 FA Cup tie at home
The one previous EPL meeting at Man City ended in a 0-0 draw

 

Key-Facts – Manchester City vs Sheffield United

  • The Citizens have won all but four of their last 29 league home games
  • Sheffield United have remained unbeaten away from home
  • Over 2.5 goals has happened in each of Man City’s last 10 league games

 

Sheffield United News and Form – Can the Blades avoid defeat against Man City?

The Blades played out a home 1-1 draw against Watford on Boxing Day. That moved them on to a four match undefeated streak of league form (W3 D1). Chris Wilder’s men have suffered just one loss in their last dozen league games now. They do have a bit of away from going as well because they have won their last two. They are still without a league defeat away from Bramall Lane this season, which is so highly impressive. Sheffield United have been to three of the top six (at the end of the Boxing Day action) and have played out three draws.

Sheffield United have scored 11 goals away from home, helping them to their unbeaten W3 D6 away record. 8 of those 11 they scored in the second-half of games. It is really their defence which has been the backbone of their successes. The Blades have given up just seven away goals this season. Only two of their road games have made it over 2.5 goals. Can their defence stand strong at Man City? Avoiding defeat would be their most impressive away performance of the campaign. Three of the four league losses that they have suffered have been by a margin of just one goal.

Manchester City vs Sheffield United Tips & Odds

Manchester City 2 goal winning margin at 10/3
Home Win & BTTS at 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 27th, 2019 at 12:41 p.m.)

Manchester City vs Sheffield United Predictions

Man City to win: Being down a man took its toll in the end on Manchester City at Wolves on Friday. Back at full strength they will probably roll their way to a victory against the Blades. City have looked more like themselves in attack recently. Home win by a couple of goals.


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