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Sheffield United FC v Fulham Betting Tips [18 October 2020]

Football - Premier League

18 October 2020 4:00

45' :  0 - 0
Under 2.5 Goals

The match

Hopefully, the international break can refresh both of these teams as they set out to achieve their first points of the season. Sheffield United and Fulham, alongside Burnley, are the only three teams in the division to get on the board and occupy 19th and 20th place in the table. Fulham have scored more than their hosts who have scored just once but the Londoner's poor defence leaves them with an inferior goal difference and they find themselves at the foot of the table. 

The Blades have struggled in front of goal at the start of this season but that is nothing we didn't see last year for Chris Wilder's men who finished 9th without a thought of relegation. The Yorkshire club both scored and conceded 39 goals in 38 Premier League matches but their solitary goal so far is just the start of their problems. The Blades kept 13 clean sheets last term but have struggle at the back with the absence of mainstay defenders from last season. Rhian Brewster was signed on deadline day from Liverpool with high expectations and perhaps he could fire his new club to a win or at least a point after seven consecutive league defeats for United. 

Meanwhile, the visitors come here off the back of four consecutive defeats of their own and their shoddy defending has been a massive cause for concern. The board reacted and brought in centre-backs Joachim Andersen and Tosin Adarabioyo to help shore up the team at the back and with Aleksandr Mitrovic at the other end perhaps Fulham do have enough to cause teams problems. It's as if these teams are polar opposites and it makes for an interesting game but Fulham's away form at this level is in urgent need of improvement and Scott Parker will have to correct their disatrous record if they are to stay up Parker led Fulham back to the Premier League at the first time of asking having been relegated after a 19th-place finish in 2019. A huge contributing factor to their downfall was their torrid away form where the Londoners won just one of their 19 Premier League away games in the 18/19 season. Fulham lost 16 of their 19 away games during that campaign and accumulated a mere five points from 57 available. 

Key Statistics

  • Just 12 of Sheffield United's 42 Premier League games since the start of last season have seen over 2.5 goals scored.
  • Fulham were narrowly beaten 1-0 in their final game before international duty at Molineux.
  • Three of Fulham's last four away games in the Premier League have seen under 2.5 goals scored.

The bet of our experts

Against Wolves Fulham were a lot better at the back and defended like trojans before Pedro Neto agonisingly sild the ball home. Sheffield United need to start firing are else they will be staring at the drop with many sides now exploiting them at the back. I think both teams would settle for a point in the end here and that could make for an uneventful contest, Back under 2.5 goals in this one. 

Created on 15/10/2020 at 20:10
All tips are fully researched and given in good faith, but profits cannot be guaranteed.
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