The battle for Europa football is heating for in the Premier League with Liverpool already winning the race with seven games to go. Bramall Lane will play host to another big match second week in a row as they welcome Tottenham. The match schedules for Thursday with kickoff at 20:00 GMT.
Sheffield United lost a chance to their first semi-finals draw in the FA Cup after losing 2-1 to side Arsenal. The side was holding off well the Gunners until a late minute strike by Dani Ceballos shattering Chris Wilder’s hopes.
However, the Blades have a chance to make it to the Europa, especially if they continue with their impressive performance. The side is currently 9th on the Premier League with 44 points. The side holds the opportunity to close in on the gap with side Tottenham.
Tottenham might be out of the FA Cup a long time ago due to a penalty shoot by Cantwell but are certainly not out of the Premier League race. The side is currently 7th on the table with 45 points. Jose Mourinho is shy off nine points to get Champions League football.
Sheffield has a good record against the ‘top 6’ teams, and Tottenham will have to put their best foot forward this Thursday.
Sheffield United vs. Tottenham Head to Head
Both sides have five matches against each other with Sheffield taking home one win and Tottenham with two wins. Here is a look at the previous encounters for both sides:
Manchester United 3-0 Sheffield United
Newcastle United 3-0 Sheffield United
Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield United
Sheffield United 1-0 Norwich City
Sheffield United 1-1 Brighton
Tottenham 2-0 West Ham
Tottenham 1-1 Manchester United
Burnley 1-1 Tottenham
Tottenham 2-3 Wolves
Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham
Sheffield United Team News
Forward McGoldrick has posed an attacking threat and sets to start the lineup for Chris Wilder. Veteran forward Billy Sharp is getting some minutes in the squad bringing in that experience. Winger Lundstram is a doubt for the clash after picking up a shoulder injury during their FA clash with Arsenal.
Tottenham Team News
Jose Mourinho has shown preference to the centre back pairing of Eric Dier and David Sanchez since the restart. Right-back Tanganga sets to miss the rest of the season after picking a serious back fracture. Another injury woe at the camp includes Argentinian Foyth who sets to undergo knee surgery.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams can pose an attacking threat, but their defences are wanting especially with injury woes at Tottenham.
Both Teams to Score
First Team to Score: Tottenham