FOR ALL MATCH ODDS
Newly promoted Sheffield United welcome third placed Arsenal to Bramall Lane for match day nine of this season’s Premier League.
Sheffield United have found goals difficult to come by in the Premier League and have the third worst goalscoring record in the division, hitting the back of the net just seven times in eight matches. None of their players have scored more than one goal, while Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has matched the Blades’ tally of seven on his own.
ARSENAL TO KEEP A CLEAN SHEET
Aubameyang is the Gunner’s main goal threat, scoring 50 times in all competitions already since his arrival at the club in January 2018. With record signing Nicolas Pepe scoring a belter for Ivory Coast during the international break Coach Unai Emery will be hoping that he can bounce back after his early season struggles and give the London outfit another goal scoring threat.
ARSENAL TO WIN BY A TWO GOAL MARGIN
The Blades have a poor record against Arsenal in recent and that hoodoo should give the Gunners the confidence to take the game to their hosts. The Gunners are unbeaten in their last eight games throughout all competitions and have only lost once this season so far.
ARSENAL TO BE WINNING AT HALF-TIME/FULL-TIME
Arsenal will need to pick up the three points here as Leicester City, Chelsea and Crystal Palace are all breathing down their necks to take that third-place spot in the table. Meanwhile the Blades will hope they can frustrate Arsenal and get something out of the game after their goalless draw away to Watford last time out.
GAME TO END 0-2
The match to end with an Arsenal win.
Sheffield United are sitting in 13th place in the table and gave Liverpool a tough time in their last home game before the international break. Irish international David McGoldrick missed out on the Rep of Ireland’s two qualifiers through injury and faces a late fitness test ahead of this game. While, Oliver McBurnie is also a slight doubt to be fit in time for the weekend.
Arsenal are currently sitting in third place and will be hoping to pick up the three points here to keep pace with the top-two. French striker Alexandre Lacazette is still struggling with his ankle injury and is joined on the treatment table by Reiss Nelson.
Darren Williamson is an experienced soccer writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European soccer, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.
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