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Manchester City - Sheffield United predictions and free betting tips [30/12/2023]

Soccer
England - Premier League
Manchester City
Manchester City
Home
30.12.2023, 15:00
2 : 0
2:0 (1:0)
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
Away
Handicap1 (-2.5)
Odds: 1.75Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0

On Saturday, 30 December, as part of the 20th round of the Premier League (PL), Manchester City will host Sheffield United on their home turf. The "Citizens" managed with some struggle to defeat Everton with a score of 2:1 last week and moved closer to the top trio, while the "Blades" remain at the bottom of the standings.

Predicted Line-ups

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake; Lewis, Rodri; Bernardo, Foden, Grealish; Alvarez.
Sheffield United: Foderingham; Bogle, Baldock, Robinson, Trusty, Lowe; Souza, Norwood, Brooks; Archer, McBurnie.

Manchester City

Manchester City's historic triumph in the PL, domestic cups, and the Champions League last season preceded the first trophy of the current campaign, captivated by Guardiola's gang last week. The Mancunians easily defeated Fluminense 4:0 in the final of the Club World Cup, yet there's no guarantee that the Citizens will defend the national championship title. Currently, the hosts occupy only fourth place in the Premier League table, five points behind leaders Liverpool.

The Sky Blues have experienced some struggles in recent weeks, with only two wins in the last seven rounds - however, on Wednesday, City managed to overcome Everton on the road 3:1. Everton took an early lead through Jack Harrison, but second-half goals from Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, and Bernardo Silva turned the game around. Nevertheless, the hosts have conceded in each of their last eight PL matches - the club's worst record under Guardiola since his arrival in 2016. 

Sheffield United

In the off-season, Sheffield United returned to the elite English division, but the Blades are having serious troubles: they've collected only 9 points from 19 games and are stuck at the very bottom of the table. Despite securing their second win of the season over Brentford (1:0) at the start of the month, the Blades have only managed to get one point from their following three matches with Chelsea (2:0), Aston Villa (1:1), and Luton Town (2:3). Goals from Oli McBurnie and Anel Ahmedhodzic put the Blades ahead, but two own-goals from Jack Robinson and Anis Ben Sliman resulted in Sheffield’s 14th defeat of the season. 

Head-to-Head

The Citizens haven't lost any of their previous 11 PL matches against the Blades, winning the last six. The first-round duel ended with a hard-fought 2:1 victory for City on the road.

Match Forecast for Manchester City vs Sheffield United

Man City, even without Haaland and De Bruyne, shouldn't have any troubles grabbing maximum points against drowning Sheffield. The visitors perform worst of all on the road in this PL season (only 2 points in 9 matches), and their infirmary is filled to the brim. Considering the Citizens' tournament motivation, we can boldly put stakes on Manchester City's handicap -2.5.

Total Forecast

City remains the most prolific team in the PL with 43 goals scored, and the hosts will surely improve this statistic against the league's main underdog. I'm putting my stakes on the favourites' individual total over 2.5 goals.

Corner Forecast

Manchester City vastly outclasses the opponent and will start besieging the Blades' goal from the first minutes of the game. The hosts will take at least 4 corners in the first half.

Yellow Card Forecast

Sheffield will have to neutralize the gap in class with an abundance of fouls, so the Blades will win in yellow cards.

Score Forecast

Predicting a precise score of 3:0 in favour of Manchester City.

Match Events

Rodri
1 - 0
14
'
M. Kovacic
43
'
O. Bobb
52
'
J. Alvarez
2 - 0
61
'
67
'
C. Archer
67
'
R. Brewster
R. Dias
68
'
R. Lewis
68
'
80
'
B. Osborn
89
'
J. Bogle
90
'
R. Norrington-Davies
Manchester City
Sheffield United

Match Statistics

Manchester City
Sheffield United
82%
Ball Possession
18%
18
Shots
4
14
Shots off target
2
4
Shots on target
2
0
Counter Attacks
0
12
Corners
2
1
Offsides
2
5
Fouls
6
1
Yellow cards
1
0
Red Cards
0

Formation

Manchester City
Manchester City
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
shirt
Ederson
shirt
Walker
shirt
Akanji
shirt
Aké
shirt
Gvardiol
shirt
Kovačić
shirt
Rodri
shirt
Silva
shirt
Foden
shirt
Grealish
shirt
Álvarez
shirt
Foderingham
shirt
Baldock
shirt
Robinson
shirt
Trusty
shirt
Bogle
shirt
Souza
shirt
Norwood
shirt
Thomas
shirt
Slimane
shirt
Brooks
shirt
Osula

Team Lineup

Manchester City
Manchester City
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Ederson
Goalkeeper
31
avatar
Kyle Walker
Defender
2
avatar
Manuel Akanji
Defender
25
avatar
Nathan Aké
Defender
6
avatar
Joško Gvardiol
Defender
24
avatar
Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder
8
avatar
Rodri
Midfielder
16
avatar
Bernardo Silva
Midfielder
20
avatar
Phil Foden
Midfielder
47
avatar
Jack Grealish
Midfielder
10
avatar
Julián Álvarez
Forward
19
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
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Wesley Foderingham
Goalkeeper
18
avatar
George Baldock
Defender
2
avatar
Jack Robinson
Defender
19
avatar
Auston Trusty
Defender
5
avatar
Jayden Bogle
Midfielder
20
avatar
Vinícius Souza
Midfielder
21
avatar
Oliver Norwood
Midfielder
16
avatar
Luke Thomas
Midfielder
14
avatar
Anis Ben Slimane
Forward
25
avatar
Andre Brooks
Forward
35
avatar
William Osula
Forward
32

Substitute Players

Manchester City
Manchester City
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Stefan Ortega
Goalkeeper
18
avatar
Rico Lewis
Defender
82
avatar
Rúben Dias
Defender
3
avatar
Oscar Bobb
Midfielder
52
avatar
Kalvin Phillips
Midfielder
4
avatar
Sergio Gómez
Midfielder
21
avatar
Micah Hamilton
Midfielder
92
avatar
Matheus Nunes
Midfielder
27
avatar
Kevin De Bruyne
Midfielder
17
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
avatar
Adam Davies
Goalkeeper
1
avatar
Femi Seriki
Defender
38
avatar
Rhys Norrington-Davies
Defender
33
avatar
Ben Osborn
Midfielder
23
avatar
Yasser Larouci
Defender
27
avatar
Cameron Archer
Forward
10
avatar
Benie Traore
Forward
11
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Rhian Brewster
Forward
7
avatar
Oliver McBurnie
Forward
9

Injured Players

Manchester City
Manchester City
avatar
K. De Bruyne
Thigh Injury
avatar
J. Doku
Knock
avatar
E. Haaland
Foot Injury
avatar
Rodri
Ankle Injury
avatar
J. Stones
Ankle Injury
avatar
R. Dias
Illness
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
avatar
A. Ahmedhodzic
Yellow Cards
avatar
C. Basham
Ankle Injury
avatar
T. Davies
Injury
avatar
J. Egan
Ankle Injury
avatar
G. Hamer
Yellow Cards
avatar
D. Jebbison
Muscle Injury
avatar
J. McAtee
Loan agreement
Questionable
Miss

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Head-to-head Statistics

Manchester City
Manchester City
25
Wins
16
Draw
9
Wins
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
27.08.2023
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
1
1 : 2
Manchester City
2
22.04.2023
-
FA Cup
Manchester City
3
3 : 0
Sheffield United
0
30.01.2021
-
Premier League
Manchester City
1
1 : 0
Sheffield United
0
31.10.2020
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
0
0 : 1
Manchester City
1
21.01.2020
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
0
0 : 1
Manchester City
1
29.12.2019
-
Premier League
Manchester City
2
2 : 0
Sheffield United
0
27.01.2008
-
FA Cup
Sheffield United
2
2 : 1
Manchester City
1
26.12.2006
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
0
0 : 1
Manchester City
1
14.10.2006
-
Premier League
Manchester City
0
0 : 0
Sheffield United
0
31.12.2001
-
Championship
Sheffield United
1
1 : 3
Manchester City
3
15.10.2001
-
Championship
Manchester City
0
0 : 0
Sheffield United
0
21.01.2000
-
Championship
Sheffield United
1
1 : 0
Manchester City
0
20.08.1999
-
Championship
Manchester City
6
6 : 0
Sheffield United
0
20.03.1998
-
Championship
Manchester City
0
0 : 0
Sheffield United
0
14.11.1997
-
Championship
Sheffield United
1
1 : 1
Manchester City
1
28.01.1997
-
Championship
Manchester City
0
0 : 0
Sheffield United
0
27.09.1996
-
Championship
Sheffield United
2
2 : 0
Manchester City
0
18.03.1994
-
Premier League
Manchester City
0
0 : 0
Sheffield United
0
24.09.1993
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
0
0 : 1
Manchester City
1
08.04.1993
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
1
1 : 1
Manchester City
1
25.12.1992
-
Premier League
Manchester City
2
2 : 0
Sheffield United
0
07.02.1992
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
4
4 : 2
Manchester City
2
25.10.1991
-
Premier League
Manchester City
3
3 : 2
Sheffield United
2
18.01.1991
-
Premier League
Manchester City
2
2 : 0
Sheffield United
0
07.09.1990
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
1
1 : 1
Manchester City
1
05.03.1976
-
Premier League
Manchester City
4
4 : 0
Sheffield United
0
31.10.1975
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
2
2 : 2
Manchester City
2
10.01.1975
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
1
1 : 1
Manchester City
1
06.12.1974
-
Premier League
Manchester City
3
3 : 2
Sheffield United
2
15.03.1974
-
Premier League
Manchester City
0
0 : 1
Sheffield United
1
19.10.1973
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
1
1 : 2
Manchester City
2
13.04.1973
-
Premier League
Manchester City
3
3 : 1
Sheffield United
1
08.12.1972
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
1
1 : 1
Manchester City
1
11.02.1972
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
3
3 : 3
Manchester City
3
22.10.1971
-
Premier League
Manchester City
2
2 : 1
Sheffield United
1
19.01.1968
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
0
0 : 3
Manchester City
3
15.09.1967
-
Premier League
Manchester City
5
5 : 2
Sheffield United
2
05.05.1967
-
Premier League
Manchester City
1
1 : 1
Sheffield United
1
31.03.1967
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
1
1 : 0
Manchester City
0
23.04.1963
-
Premier League
Manchester City
1
1 : 3
Sheffield United
3
02.04.1963
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
3
3 : 1
Manchester City
1
30.03.1962
-
Premier League
Manchester City
1
1 : 1
Sheffield United
1
10.11.1961
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
3
3 : 1
Manchester City
1
10.04.1956
-
Premier League
Manchester City
3
3 : 1
Sheffield United
1
07.10.1955
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
1
1 : 1
Manchester City
1
29.08.1954
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
0
0 : 2
Manchester City
2
24.08.1954
-
Premier League
Manchester City
5
5 : 2
Sheffield United
2
25.12.1953
-
Premier League
Manchester City
2
2 : 1
Sheffield United
1
24.12.1953
-
Premier League
Sheffield United
2
2 : 2
Manchester City
2
04.03.1949
-
Premier League
Manchester City
1
1 : 0
Sheffield United
0
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England - Premier League

Premier League

Overall
Home
Away
#TeamPWDLGDGPTS
1Liverpool2618623863:2560
2Manchester City2618533359:2659
3Arsenal2618443962:2358
4Aston Villa2616462156:3552
5Tottenham2514561452:3847
6Manchester Utd2614210036:3644
7Brighton261097849:4139
8West Ham261169-640:4639
9Wolves2611510040:4038
10Newcastle2611411954:4537
11Chelsea2510510142:4135
12Fulham269512-636:4232
13Crystal Palace267712-1331:4428
14Bournemouth257711-1433:4728
15Everton268711-628:3425
16Brentford267415-1137:4825
17Nottingham266614-1434:4824
18Luton255515-1635:5120
19Burnley263419-3325:5813
20Sheffield Utd263419-4422:6613
1Liverpool131120037:1135
2Arsenal131021034:1232
3Manchester City13940031:1131
4Aston Villa131012035:1531
5Tottenham13904026:1827
6Newcastle13823031:1626
7Brighton13661027:1624
8Manchester Utd13715019:2022
9West Ham13643022:1922
10Fulham13715023:1522
11Wolves13634020:2021
12Chelsea12534020:1818
13Crystal Palace13436018:1915
14Brentford13436022:2715
15Nottingham13436019:2015
16Bournemouth12345012:1813
17Everton13346014:1513
18Luton13328019:2211
19Sheffield Utd13229012:368
20Burnley131210013:325
1Manchester City13913028:1528
2Arsenal13823028:1126
3Liverpool13742026:1425
4Manchester Utd13715017:1622
5Aston Villa13634021:2021
6Tottenham12552026:2020
7Everton13535014:1918
8West Ham13526018:2717
9Wolves13526020:2017
10Chelsea13526022:2317
11Brighton13436022:2515
12Bournemouth13436021:2915
13Crystal Palace13346013:2513
14Newcastle13328023:2911
15Fulham13247013:2710
16Brentford13319015:2110
17Nottingham13238015:289
18Luton12237016:299
19Burnley13229012:268
20Sheffield Utd131210010:305
Promotion - Champions League (Group Stage: )
Promotion - Europa League (Group Stage: )
Relegation - Championship
PPlayed
WWins
DDraws
LLosses
GGoals
GDGoals Difference
PTSPoints

Team Comparison

Manchester City
Manchester City
vs
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
England
Country
England
Manchester
Venue City
Sheffield
Pep Guardiola
Coach
C. Wilder
1880
Founded
1889
Etihad Stadium
Venue Name
Bramall Lane

England - Premier League

Manchester City
Manchester City
vs
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
2
Rank
20
18
Win
3
3
Lose
19
5
Draw
4
59
Goals Scored
22
26
Goals Conceded
66
8
Clean Sheet
1

Goal Statistics

Manchester City
6
10.2%
9
15.3%
7
11.9%
12
20.3%
11
18.6%
14
23.7%
0-15'
15-30'
30-45'
45-60'
60-75'
75-90'
Sheffield United
1
4.5%
1
4.5%
5
22.7%
3
13.6%
7
31.8%
5
22.7%
0-15'
15-30'
30-45'
45-60'
60-75'
75-90'
Avg First Goal Scored
Manchester City
36m
Sheffield United
54m
Avg First Goal Conceded
Manchester City
54m
Sheffield United
36m
Avg Goals Per Game Scored
Manchester City
2.27
Sheffield United
0.85
Avg Goals Per Game Conceded
Manchester City
1
Sheffield United
2.54

Trophies

Manchester City
Manchester City
Premier League (England)
Winner9
2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2013/2014, 2011/2012, 1967/1968, 1936/1937
2nd Place6
2019/2020, 2014/2015, 2012/2013, 1976/1977, 1920/1921, 1903/1904
Winner7
2001/2002, 1965/1966, 1946/1947, 1927/1928, 1909/1910, 1902/1903, 1898/1899
2nd Place4
1999/2000, 1988/1989, 1950/1951, 1895/1896
Winner7
2022/2023, 2018/2019, 2010/2011, 1968/1969, 1955/1956, 1933/1934, 1903/1904
2nd Place5
2012/2013, 1980/1981, 1954/1955, 1932/1933, 1925/1926
Winner8
2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2015/2016, 2013/2014, 1975/1976, 1969/1970
2nd Place1
1973/1974
Winner6
2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2012/2013, 1972/1973, 1968/1969, 1937/1938
2nd Place9
2023/2024, 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2014/2015, 2011/2012, 1973/1974, 1969/1970, 1956/1957, 1934/1935
Winner1
2022/2023
2nd Place1
2020/2021
Winner1
2023/2024
Winner1
2023 Saudi Arabia
2nd Place1
2013
Winner1
2023
2nd Place1
2019
Winner1
1969/1970
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
Premier League (England)
Winner1
1897/1898
2nd Place2
1899/1900, 1896/1897
Winner1
1952/1953
2nd Place8
2022/2023, 2018/2019, 2005/2006, 1989/1990, 1970/1971, 1960/1961, 1938/1939, 1892/1893
Winner1
2016/2017
Winner4
1924/1925, 1914/1915, 1901/1902, 1898/1899
2nd Place2
1935/1936, 1900/1901

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