Sheffield Utd vs Brighton Prediction, Preview, Team News and Betting Tips
Sheffield Utd vs Brighton Premier League
Sheffield United enter this match after suffering the joint-earliest relegation of any team in Premier League (PL) history. In addition to posting a club-record amount of league losses in a campaign (W4, D2, L26), 16 of the ‘Blades’ defeats this PL season came via a one-goal margin (61.54%) – the most by any top-flight British team since Ipswich in 1985/86.
The ‘Blades’ have suffered back-to-back home setbacks without scoring, but last went three at Bramall Lane without a goal in all competitions in September, 2019. A PL-low of three home first-half goals proves they’re slow-starters, and claiming only four points in 13 PL home clashes when conceding first suggests they must net the opener (W1, D1, L11).
Back-to-back 0-0’s with European-chasing opposition leaves Brighton & Hove Albion seven-points clear of the relegation zone with only six games remaining. These stalemates have taken them to a league-high 13 draws, which is now just four shy of matching the PL record (38-game season). Incidentally, the last two H2H meetings also finished all-square.
Graham Potter’s side are winless in all seven clashes with clubs below them in the table (D6, L1), and failed to score in two of the three road trips (D2, L1) in that sequence. They’ve not scored in 31.25% of their PL away battles (5), and whilst they not only lack goals they lack yellow cards too, as they are ranked bottom for PL yellow cards (11), yet first in away red cards(4).
Players to score: Sheff Utd striker David McGoldrick has recorded 75% of his career PL goals (6) in home fixtures, but just two games resulted in wins (L4). For the opposition, Danny Welbeck not only scored their most recent away goal, but also netted in the previous H2H encounter.
Hot stat: Brighton are one of only three PL teams yet to win this season when conceding the opening goal (D3, L8).
Prediction: Sheffield Utd  vs  Brighton