Sheffield United vs Tottenham prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?
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Sheffield United have their very first triumph of the Premier League season and now host Tottenham at Bramall Lane seeking to more narrow the space to security.
Buoyed by Billy Sharp’s winner against Newcastle, Chris Wilder’s side are now simply 9 points off Brighton in 17th.
While Spurs are desperate for 3 points after dropping 2 points against among the Blades’ competitors in the battle to beat the drop, Fulham, who nabbed a 5th straight draw thanks to Ivan Cavaleiro’s strike.
Jose Mourinho’s side are now 2 points outside the top four as he bids to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Blades won the last getaway between the sides and the reverse fixture last season with a comfy 3-1 success with goals from Sander Berge, Lys Mousset and Oliver McBurnie.
Gareth Bale is yet to feature plainly for Spurs because signing up with on loan from Real Madrid, but his employer firmly insists there are no talks yet about extending his 2nd spell in north London.
” There was not even a second of discussion about that,” Mourinho stated. “Gareth is a player on loan till the end of the season. Not one second of conversation. We are speaking about, obviously, Gareth, himself, Real Madrid, Tottenham, but I guarantee you, not one second of discussion.”
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Here is everything you need to understand about the game which will have implications at both ends of the table:
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When is it and what time is kick-off?
The match will start at 2pm on Sunday 17 January at Bramall Lane.
How can I view it online and on TV?
The match will be relayed live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event with protection start at 1pm.
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What is the group news?
Wilder claims he has seven gamers missing here however would not define precisely who.
Blades might remain unchanged from their very first win of the season against Newcastle. That will indicate match-winner Billy Sharp stays as an effect alternative.
Enda Stevens, Oli McBurnie and George Baldock will be require checks. Jack O’Connell, Sander Berge and Jack Robinson are set to remain out with long-term injuries.
Toby Alderweireld and Lucas Moura might push for starts, while Mourinho is most likely to withstand handing Dele Alli or Gareth Bale an unusual start.
Giovani Lo Celso is set to stay out.
What are the anticipated line-ups?
Sheffield United XI: Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Ampadu; Bogle, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Osborn; McGoldrick, Brewster
Spurs XI: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies; Hojbjerg, Winks; Lucas, Ndombele, Kid; Kane
What are the chances?
Sheffield United – 19/4
Draw – 14/5
Tottenham – 8/13
Spurs have to recover but Blades will be flying from the start here. Mourinho will understand how essential it is to win here though and while a point may not suffice to please Mourinho, that might be what he has to take given the short turnaround and form of both teams. We’ll go for a hard-fought, entertaining 1-1 draw.
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