Sheffield United have suddenly found form under the management of Slavisa Jokanovic. The Blades are unbeaten in five straight games in all competitions. Three of those matches ended in wins. On Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup third round, Sheffield United will host Southampton at Bramall Lane. The Saints are unbeaten in five straight games in all competitions going into the match.

Sheffield United vs Southampton Match Preview

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team have drawn four straight Premier League games while winning 8-0 in the second round of the EFL Cup against Newport County. Hasenhuttl’s team has been doing enough to get results but they still sit in 15th place in the Premier League.

Sheffield United’s sudden form has them up to 15th in the Championship. They are unbeaten in four straight games in the English second division. The Blades have played 10 times this season posting a record of 4W-3D-3L with 15 goals scored and 13 against. At the weekend, Sheffield United won 3-1 against Hull City in the Championship and go into the game in great form.

This is one of the matches in the Carabao Cup third round in which the Championship team could upset a Premier League side. With Sheffield United in good form, these teams are evenly matched going into the EFL Cup third round. Can Sheffield United win against Southampton and progress to the fourth round?

Sheffield United vs Southampton Betting Odds

 

 

Between 2019 and 2021, Sheffield United and Southampton played four times in the Premier League. The Saints won all four of those matches winning by a combined score of 9-1. Three of the games finished with Southampton winning to nil. Two of the four games finished with over 2.5 goals scored.

 

Bookies’ best betting odds of for a Sheffield United win are at 5/2. The Blades have been good at home posting a record of 3W-1D-2L. Jokanovic’s team has scored 12 goals while allowing eight to opponent sin their six games at Bramall Lane.

Southampton are at the best betting odds of 23/20 to win at full-time. The Saints are favourite to win the game, but playing on the road could see them fail to progress. Hasenhuttl’s team has played four times on the road while posting a record of 1W-2D-1L. Southampton have scored 11 goals and conceded five times on the road this season.

Southampton have drawn four of their last five games in all competitions. Bookies’ best betting odds for these teams to draw at full-time are at 11/5. Sheffield United have drawn three of their 10 games.

Sheffield United vs Southampton Team News

Sheffield United manager Jokanovic is unable to field loanees Morgan Gibbs-White and Conor Hourihane. The midfield duo is cup-tied due to feature for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa in previous rounds. Iliman Ndiaye and Oliver Norwood could make the squad in midfield to play next to Adlene Guedioura.

Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge suffered a hamstring injury last week and will miss the game. Enda Stevens, David McGoldrick, Lys Mousset, and Jack O'Connell are also likely to miss the game due to their respective injuries. Liverpool loanee Ben Davies could be passed fit to play.

Southampton are without Stuart Armstrong and Theo Walcott due to their respective injuries. Midfielder Will Smallbone made a long-awaited return to training following a knee injury. The EFL Cup match may come too soon for Smallbone to be full fit to play.

Mohamed Elyounoussi scored a hat-trick against Newport County in the EFL Cup second round. Nathan Redmond, Nathan Tella, and Moussa Djenepo will also be in line for starts against Sheffield United. Chelsea loanee Armando Broja has looked impressive in a few appearances this season in the Premier League. Broja could start in attack.

Sheffield United vs Southampton H2H

Sheffield United and Southampton played four times in the Premier League between 2019 and 2021. The Saints won all four of the matches outscoring Sheffield United 9-1. Two of the games ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Three of the four games ended without both teams scoring and Southampton claimed three wins to nil.

Southampton have failed to score in their last two matches in the league. However, Hasenhuttl’s side did not concede a goal in either game. Broja has scored twice for Southampton this season while Elyounnousi has scored four goals. Three of those came in the previous round of the EFL Cup. 

Sheffield United vs Southampton Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 4/7 - BET NOW

 

 

Sheffield United are in great form going into the game. The Blades’ last three games in the Championship finished with both teams scoring goals. Three of Southampton’s six games in all competitions this season finished with both teams scoring goals. These teams are evenly matched going into the game. Sheffield United do have some fitness and personnel issues, but should hang with the Saints. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score goals.

 

Penalty in the match: YES @ 15/8 - BET NOW

 

 

The last time these teams met in the Premier League, Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowess scored a penalty for the Saints. Two of the last three games between these clubs had a penalty. Our betting tips prediction is for Sheffield United and Southampton to have a penalty in the Carabao Cup third round on Tuesday.

 

Correct score: Sheffield United 2-2 Southampton @ 14/1 - BET NOW

 

 

Southampton have drawn four of their last five games in all competitions this season. Their last two games ended nil-nil, but with Sheffield United’s form, our betting tips prediction is for a score draw between the sides. One of Southampton’s last three games in all competitions ended in a 2-2 draw. Meanwhile, Sheffield United had one of their last two games finished in a 2-2 stalemate.

 

Our betting tips prediction is for these teams to play out an exciting 2-2 draw at full-time with penalties needed to decide which side progresses to the next round. Southampton may be the Premier League side, but Sheffield United will make things difficult.