Sheffield United – Manchester City
Sheffield United hosts the champion Manchester City at the Bramall Lane in a game from the 24th round of the Premier League. Let’s discuss it in our English Premier League predictions for today.
It’s pretty obvious that Manchester City are not even close to their best this season. They already waved the white flag, admitting that it’s impossible to beat Liverpool for the title. Now City’s motivation to play in the league is put under a question, especially with them doing a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace at home in the previous round. Clearly they are going to focus on other competitions.
It was a pretty average performance from City, which probaby dissapointed the fans at the Etihad. The manager Pep Guardiola put his “A” team on the pitch, but it didn’t help. Sergio Aguero scored twice for the Cityzens in the last 10 minutes of the game, but Crystal Palace won a point with an equalising goal in the 90th minute. This is when Fernandiho scored himself an own goal.
Aymeric Laporte remains sidelined for Man City, while currently Guardiola can use all of his other players.
Sheffield United are keeping their performance pretty good this season. The Blades are newcomers in the Premier League, but they are overachieving, being 7th in the standings with 33 points.
In the previous round Sheffield United had a tough visit to Arsenal at the Emirates, but they performed pretty well and won a point with a 1-1 draw. The hosts were close to winning all of the points, but in the 83th minute Sheffield United equalised with a goal from John Fleck.
In our English Premier League predictions we believe it’s a very difficult game to make a prediction for. Manchester City’s motivation in the Premier League is really under a question right now, while Sheffield United are doing more than well this season. It’s an interesting fixture for sure.