Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th August 2019

Blades can deliver the win at Bramall Lane

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Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Betting Tips – Premier League, 18th August 2.00pm

This should be an intriguing match with the newly promoted Sheffield United stepping out of the first time on home soil. There should be a tremendous atmosphere at Bramall Lane and will that help the home side win? Crystal Palace, like Sheffield United, drew their opening game of the new top-flight season. Read our predictions for Sheffield United v Crystal Palace.

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Sheffield United 6/4
Crystal Palace 2/1
Draw 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 15th, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.)

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The Blades can be happy with their point from last weekend in their visit to Bournemouth. An away point isn’t a bad way to start for a newly promoted team. Even though the Blades had fallen behind in the second half of the game they had the presence of mind and fighting qualities to get back level. It was Billy Sharp who got their equaliser two minutes from time. Away points like that are huge bonuses in terms of survival.

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The Blades have to look at home games like this as see the survival opportunity. They had a great season at Bramall Lane In last season’s Championship. Sheffield United posted a W15 D4 L4 record there and they averaged 1.8 goals per fixture. They are definitely a well-organised side defensively under Chris Wilder and they took a clean sheet in 52% of their home games. They need all of that up in the top flight. Sheffield United sit as the outright favourites to suffer relegation from the Premier League this season. They need all they can get from Bramall Lane fixtures.

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Head to Head

The Blades and Palace will be meeting for the first time since the 2010/11 Championship
Each of the last four meetings have ended in a home win
Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings
Palace are winless in their last three visits to Bramall Lane

 

Key-Facts – Sheffield United v Crystal Palace

  • The Blades got a good point in draw at Bournemouth
  • Palace played out a 0-0 draw at home against 10-man Everton last weekend
  • Sheffield United took a clean sheet in over half of their home games in the Championship

 

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It was a 0-0 draw that Palace played out with Everton at Selhurst Park on the weekend. They started Wilfried Zaha from the bench in the game and he got on in the second half. Still, with the visitors going down to 10 men with 15 minutes to go, Palace will be disappointed that they couldn’t press on and make the most of that opportunity. The Eagles were heavily second best in terms of possession in their opening game. Last season, though they were better on the road than at home.

Out on their trip flight travels, last season the Eagles posted a W9 D2 L8 record. They got a win in their opening away game of the season last term, and that too was against a newly promoted side. Palace got a 2-0 victory away at Fulham on that occasion. It was towards the end of the season that their away form really got better, posting a W5 D1 record in their final six road games. 77% of the away goals that Palace conceded last season happened in the second half of matches.

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Tips & Odds

Sheffield United to win by a 1 goal margin at 3/1
Under 1.5 goals at 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 15th, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.)

Sheffield United v Crystal Palace Predictions

Sheffield United to win: The Blades have to really be up for this challenge on home soil. Palace are not the most adventurous of sides and if the Blades can get up a head of steam then they can power their way to a win. Home win.


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