Tottenham Hotspur will look to stay in contention for top-five spots in the English Premier League when they travel to Bramall Lane to take on a sliding Sheffield United in round #32 action. The hosts are 8th in the standings with 44 points and just one point away from their visitors who are 7th in the standings and seven points away from top-five.
United were in contention for a top-four finish before the break, but have been in disastrous form since resumption. A 2-1 loss to Arsenal in the FA Cup over the weekend meant the ‘Blades’ have now lost their last three competitive games and have won just one point since the restart. They have won only one of their last five Premier League matches, losing the last two and drawing two more. Chris Wilder’s side are now struggling to stop their slide and be in contention for at least a Europa League qualification spot finish. While their defence remains a powerhouse with just 31 goals conceded which is the joint-third best tally, United’s scoring record has been amongst the worst. With only 30 goals scored, the hosts have struggled to find the net regularly.
Tottenham ended a seven-match winless run with a 2-0 win over West Ham last time around. In the league matches, the Spurs have won only of their last five games. However, Jose Mourinho’s side is still in the reckoning for a top-five finish, although the gap to top-five is widening. The return to full fitness and scoring of talisman striker Harry Kane is a welcome sign for Tottenham. That said, Tottenham have struggled on the road this season with only 15 of their 45 season points coming away from home. Spurs have won just once, but have drawn three of their last six Premier League away games, losing just twice. The sides drew 1-1 earlier in the season, which proved to be Mauricio Pochettino’s last game as the manager at Tottenham.
Sheffield United will be desperate to get back to winning ways, as their European ambitions hang by a slender thread. Thankfully for the local fans, United have been impressive at home with just one loss across their last seven Premier League matches. Tottenham would be desperate not to drop further points, as the action moves towards the business end. Looking at how both the teams shaped up for this encounter, our tip includes the goals market with under 2.5 goals a good pick. Risk takers can look at backing a draw with a small stake.