The match is over.
Tottenham have been struggling to turn around their league form and are faced with a sheep in wolves outfit as Sheffield United come visit boasting an unbeaten record away from home in the Premier League this season.
Tottenham are far better at home than away this season and should be able to overcome the newly promoted visitors this weekend, but Sheffield United have proven a stern test in their first season back in the top division. They have drawn four and won one out of five away games so far. Spurs have only dropped points in two of their last five home games and should be able to grab another three points – even though they are not on form.
TOTTENHAM TO WIN BY ONE GOAL MARGIN
Sheffield United keep on surprising on the top level and picked up their second home win on the bounce when Burnley came to visit last weekend. Only three of their matches so far have ended with a total goals of Over 2.5 this season and they might prove to be as cheap when they go to London, facing a Tottenham struggling to break down their opponents.
TOTAL GOALS UNDER 2.5
Tottenham are placed 11th in the league and are helped by their goals in the first half at home. They have bagged 11 goals in 11 games in the first half so far, with six of them coming in five home games. Sheffield United barely on away turf and Spurs might easily grab the lead at half time this time around. The Blades have a record of one goal before half time in five away games so far this season.
TOTTENHAM TO WIN AT HALF TIME
Head to Head
The last fixture between the two clubs ended in a 2-2 draw in the League Cup back in 2015, where Spurs advanced after a 1-0 win at home the White Hart Lane. A penalty from Andros Townsend proved to be decisive for the Londoners. Tottenham have only lost four times at home to Sheffield United and would be desperate to get change that record in their first visit to the hosts new stadium.
TOTTENHAM TO WIN
It should only be a matter of time before Tottenham get back on track and despite Sheffield United’s great form this season, they are expected to win this home game. With a nearly full squad available to pick from, Spurs will be looking to bounce back from the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park last weekend.
Darren Williamson is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, 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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