Tottenham vs Sheff United Prediction, Preview, Team News and Betting Tips
Tottenham vs Sheff United Premier League
Tottenham are hanging on to hopes of a top-four finish after the disappointment of a League Cup final defeat to Manchester City. With all but one of their ten Premier League (PL) defeats this term coming against the top ten (as of round 33), this looks a breeze on paper for the hosts. Don’t discount a fast start, as no PL side has scored more than Tottenham (11) in the opening 15 minutes, which has helped beat a -1 handicap on ten occasions.
Recovering from a HT deficit to win in the PL for the first time since December 2019 in their last home game, ‘Spurs’ have now won six of their last seven competitive games here (L1). Confidence should be especially high as Tottenham are yet to lose against the bottom 12 sides at home this season (W7, D2), conceding no more than a goal per game in any of those nine. Perhaps more impressively, Tottenham scored two or more in seven of those games.
Relegated Sheffield United picked up their fifth win of the season with victory over struggling Brighton, with each of those wins coming via a one-goal margin. Indeed with 16 of their 26 PL defeats also seeing them lose by a goal, no side has seen so many narrow margin results.
One solitary away league win – strangely at Old Trafford where they also recorded their sole away HT success – has been accompanied by a league-low seven away goals. Despite the close nature of their PL games, the ‘Blades’ have averaged 2.67 ‘goals against’ in six away games against the current top-eight sides, and are yet to keep an away clean sheet.
Players to score: Tottenham’s Harry Kane leads the PL scoring charts with 21 goals from 30 appearances and has scored in four of his five games against the bottom three. Sheffield top scorer David McGoldrick has netted seven PL goals this season, including strikes against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham!
Hot stat: Sheffield have lost ‘to nil’ on 17 occasions this PL season, of which ten ended 1-0 to the opposition.
Prediction: Tottenham  vs  Sheff United