Burnley vs Sheffield United Prediction, Head to Head and Team News

Premier League relegation rivals Burnley and Sheffield United face each other at Turf Moor in a game that is very crucial for both the relegation-threatened sides.

The Blades have been disastrous this season, having scored a record two points from 15 games. Burnley have not been great either, and are just two points above the relegation zone.

Chris Wilder's side were unfortunate to be on the losing side against Everton in their 1-0 defeat. Wilder accepted that his team is not depicting the quality they did last season, especially when it comes to scoring and creating goals.

Everton came away with all 3 points against Sheffield
image credits-

Sean Dyche's Burnley also faced the same fortune as they succumbed to Leeds United, courtesy of a Patrick Bamford spot-kick. However, they did score a goal but it was ruled out.

An early Patrick Bamford penalty sunk the clarets
image credits-

Burnley vs Sheffield United Head to Head

The sides have faced each other five times, with both the teams winning a game each. The points have been shared on the other three occasions.

Recent Form

The defeat to Leeds ended a fine run for Burnley who have started to put in valuable performances in the top-flight, gathering eight points from a possible 12, including a triumph against Arsenal.

They have a good record at home lately, being unbeaten in the last three games. Sheffield United are shortening their time in the Premier League with every defeat to their name and Wilder would hope that his team comes back stronger.

Burnley have won, drawn, and lost two games in their last six appearances in all competitions. On the other hand, the Blades have only drawn one from their last six, losing the other five.

Burnley vs Sheffield United Team News

In this tight-packed game week, every team is shuffling players, and the same is expected from the home side, Burnley. Striker Jay Rodriguez would be expecting to start after failing to start for a while now.

Dwight McNeil is doubtful. For Sheffield United, Oli Burke and Ben Osborn are expected to start, while John Lundstram is still suspended. Oli McBurnie is fit enough to play and that means, ex-Liverpool player Rhian Brewster may return to the bench.

Burnley Probable Playing XI

Burnley probable line up

Sheffield United Probable Playing XI

Sheffield United probable line up

Burnley vs Sheffield United Prediction

The game is expected to be a low scoring one. Burnley will try to assert their physical significance, while Chris Wilder would hope that his team shows glimpses of their quick build-up play like last season.

Being the home side, the Clarets will have more pressure. However, the visitors would at least hope for a point to keep any chances alive for surviving in the top-flight next season.

Sportco predicts a 2-1 Burnley win tonight

Leave a Reply