Sheffield United vs Manchester United Prediction, 12/17/2020 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sheffield United vs Manchester United
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Location: Bramall Lane in South Yorkshire, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Sheffield United (+333) Manchester United (-120)
Oliver McBurnie and Sheffield United (0-1-11, 20th in the EPL) play Manchester United (6-2-3, 8th in the EPL) at Bramall Lane on Thursday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Aaron Ramsdale for Sheffield United and David de Gea for Manchester United. Manchester United are at at -120 while the Blades are at +333. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Sheffield United stepped onto the pitch against Southampton in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-0. Sheffield United tried 18 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 10 of the tries for a percentage of 55.6%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 76.7% passes received percentage by connecting on 204 out of their 266 passing attempts last contest. Sheffield United is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 (5 total goals) and have tallied 3 assists in all matches this season.
Oliver McBurnie is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Sheffield United. McBurnie has been given a starting assignment in 105 matches during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward from England has totaled 46 goals scored in 9,980 mins. He has accounted for 7 assists while accumulating 15 yellow cards thus far in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Billy Sharp, the forward hailing from England. Sharp has played 39,896 mins in 450 starting assignments and has been given 63 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 56 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 231 goals. He has an average of 0.52 G/90 for his career.
The man protecting the net for Sheffield United will be Aaron Ramsdale. Ramsdale has defended the goal for a total of 7,920 minutes and is sitting with 230 stops thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.61 (142 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .684. The keeper from England has faced 342 shots attempted against him in 88 career starts. Ramsdale (21-17-50 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 15 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 17.0% shutout percentage.
For their last outing, Manchester United earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Manchester City. Manchester United had a 66.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 10 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by completing 440 out of their 495 passing tries earning a rate of 88.9%. Manchester United had 1 shot on target out of 11 shots attempted earning them a 9.1% rate in their last game. Having tallied 18 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, Manchester United sports an average of 1.64 goals and 1.18 assists per 90 minutes.
Marcus Rashford should be able to be counted on for Manchester United. The forward from England has been on the pitch for 10,288 mins and has scored 47 goals. He has accumulated 13 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 111 outings during his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Bruno Fernandes, the midfielder hailing from Portugal. Fernandes has earned himself a total of 45 yellow card warnings in 17,636 mins (200 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.37. He has accounted for 73 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 53 times.
David de Gea will be looking after the net for Manchester United. During his pro soccer career, de Gea has conceded 411 goals and has earned 1,080 stops in 380 starts. He has allowed 1.08 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 204-86-90. He is the owner of a save % of .733 and his clean sheet rate is 34.5%. de Gea has earned 131 shutouts while defending 1,471 shots attempted against him in 34,138 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester United (-120)
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