We are zooming in on Manchester City and Sheffield United, as the duo face each other at a neutral venue on Saturday in what surely will be an exciting FA Cup clash.
Manchester City have their target aimed at getting one over The Blades on Saturday. However, the latter should be highly motivated at the prospect of showing their skills in front of the crowd at a neutral venue.
Manchester City scored 30 goals in ten matches, an average of three goals per game. They conceded seven goals, an average of 0.7 per game and held on for a clean sheet five times.
The Blades scored 18 times in their previous ten matches, an average of 1.8 per game. They also conceded 14 goals for an average of 1.4 a game, pulling off three clean sheets in these.
The last time the pair played each other The Blades came away as 2-1 winners, and rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind on Saturday.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Prediction
Manchester City Form
In their last three matches, Manchester City won 3-0 and 3-1 against first Bayern Munich then Leicester, before drawing 1-1 against Bayern Munich. Manchester City won five of their last six FA Cup matches at a neutral venue, scoring 20 and conceding four along the way. They lost once but didn't draw a single match.
Sheffield United Form
Sheffield United won twice in their last three matches, but began by losing 2-0 against Burnley, before beating Cardiff 4-1. Another win followed, this time by 1-0 against Bristol City. Sheffield United won half their previous six away matches in the FA Cup, as well as seeing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored ten goals whilst conceding 11.
Anything but a home win for Manchester City will be a massive surprise, and with goals flowing freely Sheffield United could be in for a hammering.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Stats
- Manchester City have not lost the last 12 matches in a row
- Manchester City have scored in 27 of the last 29 matches
- Manchester City have won the last 4 matches in a row and the sum of goals was over 4.5
- Manchester City have won the last 4 matches in a row while scoring more than 3.5 goals
- Manchester City have won the last 8 matches in a row
- In 9 of the last 10 Sheffield United matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 8 of the last 10 Sheffield United matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Sheffield United have won 4 of the last 5 matches
- Sheffield United have not lost 4 of the last 5 matches
- Sheffield United have scored in 4 of the last 5 matches
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Squads
Manchester City Squad
The 52-year-old Guardiola will select the starting eleven against Sheffield United from these players:
Laporte, Mendy, Silva, Palmer, Ederson, Haaland, Gundogan, Grealish, Stones, Alvarez, Phillips, De Bruyne, Walker, Akanji, Perrone, Ake, Foden, Lewis, Mahrez, Rodri, Dias, Carson, Gomez, Ortega.
Sheffield United Squad
Here is the full squad of the away team. The 45 year-old Sheffield United manager Heckingbottom will select his starting XI from these players:
Davies, Brooks, Ahmedhodzic, Osborn, Sharp, Basham, Clark, Jebbison, Stevens, Maguire, Baldock, Ndiaye, Coulibaly, O'Connell, Robinson, McAtee, Bogle, Starbuck, Egan, Fleck, Gordon, Marsh, Lowe, McBurnie, Norwood, Arblaster, Brewster, Norrington-Davies, Sachdev, Berge, Doyle, Foderingham, Osula.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Team News
At the time of writing, Manchester City have four players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Sheffield United this coming Saturday. For their upcoming match in round Semi Finals, Manchester City are unable to call upon Benjamin Mendy, who is suspended.
Jack Grealish, Ruben Dias and Julian Alvarez are missing from the squad, Manchester City will field against Sheffield Unitedon Saturday.
Sheffield United face a list of five absentees from the squad ahead of their next match on Saturday against Manchester City.
Names like Ismaila Cheick Coulibaly, John Fleck, Rhian Brewster, Rhys Norrington-Davies and Jack O'Connell most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Manchester City.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Lineups
Manchester City vs Sheffield United H2H
The last time the pair played each other Sheffield United came away as 2-1 winners, and rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind on Saturday. Manchester City claimed zero wins, while Sheffield United picked up one win in the previous ten matches, while the rest had no winner. The bookies best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 15/2.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Results
In one of the previous one match between Manchester City and Sheffield United both teams scored.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Betting Tips
Erling Haaland enjoys a great season with 32 league goals to his name, and he will be a handful for even the best of defences.
Manchester City racked up ten wins in their previous 10 matches on their home ground across all tournaments. They lost zero and now face Sheffield United who won four of their previous 10 away matches. They drew three and lost three. One should probably look at the home side to get the first goal in, as Sheffield United only scored the opener in four of their 10 previous away games. Manchester City scored the first goal in eight of their last 10 outings at home.
Over 2.5 goals came out one time in the last one encounter between these two teams. Manchester City managed an average of one goal, with Sheffield United averaging two goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet one time in this run of matches. Manchester City scored an average of 3.4 goals in their last ten matches in which over 2.5 goals happened seven times. Over 2.5 goals came up in three of Sheffield United's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.3 goals in these matches.