Sheffield United v Sunderland Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th September 2019

Blades can hold off Sunderland's challenge


Sheffield United v Sunderland Betting Tips – EFL Cup, 25th September 7.45pm

Sunderland, who are expected to make another big push for promotion from League One this season, make the trip to Bramall Lane for the third round of the EFL Cup. Premier League side Sheffield United are enjoying themselves up in the top flight. But they will likely value top-flight survival over an EFL Cup run. Read our predictions for Sheffield United v Sunderland.

Sheffield v Sunderland Betting Odds*

1 X 2
4/7 14/5 17/4

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of September 22nd 2019 at 15:05)

EFL Cup Betting at Bet365

Sheffield United News and Form – Can the Blades cut down Sunderland?

This will be interesting because Sheffield United have had better fortunes out on the road than what they have done at Bramall Lane. They took an excellent 2-0 win at Goodison Park against Everton on the weekend, despite not playing well. They will play host to Sunderland in the EFL Cup in midweek, a picture which just a couple of seasons ago would have been part of the Championship season.

The two clubs have gone in vastly different directions since then. The Blades earned a 2-1 home success over Blackburn in the last round. That was only their second victory in their last six EFL Cup games (including extra time and penalties). Sheffield United have claimed a win in two of their last six at Bramall Lane in the League Cup. Both teams have scored in each of Sheffield United’s last six League Cup home games.

HT Score Sheffield United 1-0

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Sheffield United v Sunderland Head to Head

The two clubs last met in the 2017/18 Championship
Sheffield United have won three of the last four meetings
Five of the last six meetings (all competitions) have ended in a home win
Both teams have scored in just one of the last 11 meetings in all competitions


Key-Facts – Sheffield United v Sunderland

  • Sunderland have been EPL opposition already, Burnley
  • Sheffield United have won two of their last six League Cup home games
  • Sunderland have won 6 of their last 8 away games in the competition


Sunderland News and Form

Sunderland’s big goal will be getting out of League One this season. That will be their priority. They have taken a W4 D4 L1 record this season in the third tier, winning only one of their last four. But they are in the League Cup still and have beaten Premier League opposition already.

After taking a 3-1 win over Accrington Stanley in the first round they then beat Burnley 3-1. Sunderland have decent away from behind them in the EFL Cup actually. They have won six of their last eight such fixtures although they are without a clean sheet in four. Can they claim another Premier League scalp?

Sheffield United v Sunderland Tips & Odds

Sheffield United to win to nil at 13/8
1-0 Correct Score Sheffield United 6/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 23rd, 2019 at 11: 44 a.m.)

Sheffield United v Sunderland Predictions

Sheffield United to win: The Blades are a club who look to be enjoying their football adventures at the moment. They should get a good test against Sunderland. The Black Cats had that big success at Burnley in the last round. But we expect the Blades to handle them and win on home soil.