Sheffield United vs Southampton - BTTS the tip in clash of poor defences

No clean sheets for Sheffield United and Southampton in EPL clash at Bramall Lane
Sheffield United vs Southampton
Sheffield United and Southampton are set to produce BTTS in EPL clash at Bramall Lane (Getty Images)

Sheffield United vs Southampton Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


An open contest is expected as Sheffield United host Southampton in a Premier League fixture at Bramall Lane. Both teams have been steady this season but have struggled to keep clean sheets and are tipped to produce BTTS.

Sheffield United FC Form & Team News


Sheffield United are coming off an impressive 2-2 draw at Chelsea last time out in the Premier League. They fought back from two goals down with Callum Robinson netting the first before Kurt Zouma’s unfortunate own goal ensured the Blades earned a share of the spoils.

Chris Wilder’s men have impressed on their return to the EPL having suffered just one defeat in four matches. A win on Saturday is priced at 2.45 but I have gone for BTTS at 1.95 as they have kept just one clean sheet this season.

Callum Robinson’s goal at Stamford Bridge means the forward is likely to retain his place in attack. Oliver McBurnie and Billy Sharp have also been on the score sheet this season and are in contention to feature on Saturday.

Chris Wilder
Chris Wilder's Sheffield United have failed to keep a clean sheet in six of their last seven matches (Getty Images)

Southampton FC Form & Team News 


Southampton are also coming off a draw in their last Premier League fixture having been held 1-1 at home by Manchester United. They fell behind in the 10th minute but struck back in the second half through Jannik Vestergaard's powerful header. 

Southampton made a slow start to the season but appear to be returning to their best having gone unbeaten in their last three matches across all competitions. Ralph Hasenhuttl's men are valued at 3.00 for a win at Bramall Lane but have also kept just one clean sheet this season.

Southampton will be without defender Kevin Danso who was shown a red card last time out against Manchester United. Nathan Redmond is still out injured but Danny Ings and Che Adams are set to start having impressed for the Saints this season. 

Sheffield United vs Southampton Head to Head 


Sheffield United have a 13-7 edge with five draws from 25 previous matches against Southampton. There has been BTTS in three of the last five meetings between both teams.

Sheffield United vs Southampton Match Up


Sheffield United have several goal threats and usually spread their goals across several players in the team. Callum Robinson, Oliver McBurnie and Billy Sharp have all been among the goals this season and should trouble the Southampton defence. 

Southampton also have the quality to hold their own going forward with Che Adams and Danny Ings. Both men have impressed for the Saints this season and should cause the Sheffield backline problems.

Southampton
Southampton have failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their last 11 EPL matches (Getty Images)

Sheffield United vs Southampton Key Statistics


  • Sheffield United have failed to keep a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Sheffield United are unbeaten in 7 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Southampton have failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 of their last 11 matches (Premier League).
  • Southampton are unbeaten in 9 of their last 11 matches (all competitions).

Verdict

Sheffield United and Southampton have struggled for clean sheets and possess the quality to capitalise on each other’s weaknesses. I am tipping BTTS here at odds of 1.95 while both teams are likely to battle to a draw at odds of 3.10.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes @ 1.95 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw @ 3.10 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: 2-2 Draw @ 17.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Betting Slip | 14 Sep 2019

Sheff Utd v Southampton

Best Bet LOST

Bet 3 Win 5.85
BTTS Yes

Value Bet LOST

Bet 1 Win 3.10
Draw

Correct Score Tip LOST

Bet 1 Win 17.00
2-2 Draw
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