Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United Match Analysis & Prediction
16/09/2023 5:00 pm
On the back of a brilliant start to life under Ange Postecoglou, Tottenham Hotspur resume Premier League duties at home to Sheffield United on Saturday.
The Lilywhites beat newly-promoted Burnley 5-2 just before the international break, while the Blades picked up their first point of the new top-flight season in a 2-2 draw at home to Everton.
Having scored at least two goals in all of their Premier League matches under Postecoglou so far – 11 in total – Tottenham have only been bested on the points tally by Manchester City, while Brighton & Hove Albion are the only team to net more times than the Lilywhites with 12 efforts to their name.
Up to this point of the new season, Tottenham find themselves sitting in second place on 10 points, two points behind first-placed Manchester City and level on points with Liverpool, West Ham United and Arsenal in third, fourth and fifth places respectively.
While Sheffield United were left to rue what could have been, one point against Everton was still an improvement on their first three Premier League matches, and the 17th-placed Blades are keeping their heads above water for the time being due to the goal difference column.
Paul Heckingbottom’s side can also empathise when it comes to early EFL Cup elimination, as the Blades succumbed to Lincoln City’s 12-yard supriority before clinging on for a point against Everton, and four of Sheffield United’s last five competitive away matches have now ended in defeat.
Tottenham also strolled to a pair of 3-1 and 4-0 victories over Sheffield United during the 2020-21 Premier League season before the Blades’ demotion, but the Lilywhites were condemned to another year without silverware by Heckingbottom’s side only six months ago, as an Iliman Ndiaye goal knocked Spurs out of the FA Cup in the fifth round.
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sheffield United Head to head
In the 77 previous meetings between these two teams, Tottenham Hotspur have claimed 33 victories while Sheffield United have won 23, and they have drawn in 21. Sheffield have scored 121 goals and conceded 139 in the process.
09/11/2019Tottenham Hotspur1Sheffield United1Premier League
02/07/2020Sheffield United3Tottenham Hotspur1Premier League
17/01/2021Sheffield United1Tottenham Hotspur3Premier League
02/05/2021Tottenham Hotspur4Sheffield United0Premier League
01/03/2023Sheffield United1Tottenham Hotspur0FA Cup
Tottenham Hotspur Team News
Tottenham will need to carefully assess their international contingent, in particular Son Heung-min, Cristian Romero and Richarlison, the latter of whom recently revealed that he plans to seek psychological help following a challenging time off the field.
Rodrigo Bentancur (knee), Bryan Gil (groin), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) and Alfie Whiteman (ankle) are all recovering from operations.
Tottenham Hotspur's Last 5 Matches
13/08/2023Brentford2Tottenham Hotspur2Premier League
19/08/2023Tottenham Hotspur2Manchester United0Premier League
26/08/2023AFC Bournemouth0Tottenham Hotspur2Premier League
29/08/2023Fulham(P)1Tottenham Hotspur1League Cup
02/09/2023Burnley2Tottenham Hotspur5Premier League
Sheffield United Team News
Sheffield United have no fewer than eight injury concerns to contend with for the weekend after losing Yasser Larouci to a back injury midway through the second half against Everton.
Daniel Jebbison (illness), Max Lowe (ankle), Rhys Norrington-Davies (thigh) and John Fleck (calf) are all expected to sit this one out as well.
Sheffield United's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Sheffield United0Crystal Palace1Premier League
18/08/2023Nottingham Forest2Sheffield United1Premier League
27/08/2023Sheffield United1Manchester City2Premier League
30/08/2023Sheffield United0Lincoln City0(P)League Cup
02/09/2023Sheffield United2Everton2Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sheffield United: Odds and Predictions
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