After an unconvincing start to the Premier League, Man City hopes to come back to winning ways this weekend. The side travels to Bramall Lane to take on struggling Sheffield United. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 3:30 pm.
After six games into the Premier League, the Blades have only one point to show off. The side is currently sitting 19th on the table. It is not smooth sailing for Man City who is now 13 points down with only eight points to show off from their opening five matches.
The second season syndrome is kicking in on Chris Wilder in the Premier League. It is proving to be too much to handle for Chris Wilder with the matches kicking in. The Blades recorded four straight losses in their past encounters to Wolves, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Arsenal. Their only point of the season came with their home draw to Fulham.
Speaking of draws, Pep Guardiola is having his fair share in the Premier League. Their latest disappointment came from their 1-1 draw to West Ham. An overhead bicycle kick by Antonio eased passed Ederson to mark the goal.
After Sergio Aguero came off during the first half, it was Phil Foden who equalized the only goal for the Citizens. The only wins for Pep this season was to Arsenal and Wolves. Their massive loss to Leicester at home still lingers.
Sheffield United vs Manchester City Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other with City picking three wins while Sheffield with only one win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United
Sheffield United 1-1 Fulham
Arsenal 2-1 Sheffield United
Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds United
Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield United
Marseille 0-3 Man City
West Ham 1-1 Man City
Man City 3-1 Porto
Man City 1-0 Arsenal
Leeds United 1-1 Man City
Sheffield United Team News
Chris Wilder got another surprise this week with John Lundtram refusing to sign a contract extension with the club. It could see the veteran player pulled off the starting XI. The forward pairing of Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie is highly likely.
Manchester City Team News
Injury woes at the camp include the unavailability of Fernandinho, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy. Rihayd Mahrez and Joao Cancelo are likely to maintain their spots in the starting XI.
Prediction and Odds
Despite an improved display against Liverpool, we expect City to show their dominance, especially after their midweek win.
Man City Win
Goals Over 2.5
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