Manchester City vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 30 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City are hoping for a 12th consecutive win in all competitions while Sheffield United will have confidence boosted by winning 2-1 at Manchester United on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola’s team were given a rough ride by Chris Wilder’s in their 1-0 win when they met in October but the leaders being beaten by the Blades at home would rate as even more of a shock than Manchester United’s defeat.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Pep’s men had recorded ten of the former fourteen overall wins.
- They had kept clean sheets in eight of the past eleven clashes.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% unbeaten record in the last three decades.
- Since 1991, not once have the visitors scored a goal here.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Prediction
Rock bottom Sheffield Utd pulled off the biggest shock of this season’s Premier League so far this past Wednesday, after beating league leaders Man Utd 1-2 at Old Trafford to perhaps spark what would be the greatest of potential great escapes to life. That victory allowed Man City to move top of the Premier League after a 0-5 thrashing of West Brom.
Pep Guardiola’s side have now won their last 11 matches in all competitions and proved against the Baggies that they can cope without key midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, with the Belgian ruled out of this match through injury.
Whilst Sheffield Utd are coming off the back of an incredible result and will once again put in an incredible effort in this match, it’s very unlikely that lightning will strike twice so expect the hosts to win this match by at least two clear goals.
Manchester City vs Sheffield United Team News
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Stones, Zinchenko; Rodri, Gundogan, Foden; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
UNAVAILABLE: Ake (Injured), De Bruyne (Injured), Aguero (Isolating)
QUESTIONABLE: Walker (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Ampadu; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Bryan; McGoldrick, Sharp
UNAVAILABLE: O’Connell (Injured), Berge (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Jack Robinson (Injured), Stevens (Injured), Osborn (Injured), McBurnie (Injured)
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, Sterling, Foden
Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Egan, Ampadu, Basham; Baldock, Norwood, Fleck, Lundstram, Lowe; McGoldrick, Burke