An unwarranted record awaits Sheffield United this weekend in the Champions League if they record a defeat. The side will travel to St. Mary’s stadium this weekend to take on Southampton. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 3 pm.
The Blades are without a win in their last 11 matches this campaign and sit at the bottom of the table. Saints returned to winning ways in their last time out to climb to fifth on the table.
Only once before in the Premier League, Queen Park Rangers in 2012-13 have a side failed to win a game in their opening 12 fixtures. In English top-flight history, only Manchester United in 1930-31 has won so few or fewer points after 11 matches than Sheffield United.
The Yorkshire are out of their depths and desperate to land their first three points of the season to a morale-boosting comeback. The gap with 17th place is extending with six points. It will prove a major drawback for the side.
However, there is nothing more the Blades are offering to prove they could get their luck around. The most recent defeat came against Leicester City last weekend with Sheffield Wednesday fanboy Jamie Vardy netting the winning goal.
On the other hand, the Saints will be looking to make it back to back wins following their Monday’s late winner against Brighton with Ings converting a penalty.
Southampton vs Sheffield United Head to Head
Both sides have eight games against each other with Southampton taking home four wins while Sheffield United with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Brighton 1-2 Southampton
Southampton 2-3 Man United
Wolves 1-1 Southampton
Southampton 2-0 Newcastle United
Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton
Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester
West Brom 1-0 Sheffield United
Sheffield United 0-1 West Ham
Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield United
Sheffield United 0-1 Man City
Southampton Team News
Ings made his return after a five-week layoff with the winning penalty against Brighton and remain fit to try this game. Nathan Redmond is back in contention for the Saints meaning that William Smallbone is their only fitness concern.
Sheffield United Team News
Chris Wilder continues without the services of Jack O’Connor. Furthermore, there will be assessments of Ethan Ampadu, Lys Mousset and Enda Stevens. Oli McBurnie and Olivier Burke might start together to lead the attacking threat.
Prediction and Odds
Southampton is currently flying high and will not hesitate to make it back to back wins this Sunday.
Correct Score: 2-0
Goals Under 2.5