Tottenham (12-9-10) at Sheffield United (11-11-9)
Premier League Soccer: Thursday, July 2nd 2020 at 3:00pm (Bramall Lane)
The Line: Sheffield United +300 / Draw +240 / Tottenham -106 -- O/U: 2.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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Sheffield United host Tottenham at Bramall Lane on Thursday, July 2nd 2020. It is the battle between 7th and 8th in the league, but who will come out on top? Both teams aim to secure a European spot for next season and this is going to be a very tight encounter.
Sheffield United have been not in their best form since the restart of the Premier League, losing 3-0 to Newcastle United and 3-0 to Manchester United. Sheffield also lost on Sunday to Arsenal in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup, in what was an extremely tight encounter. Arsenal opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a penalty goal by Nicolas Pepe. However, Sheffield did not give up and scored in the 87th minute to equalize. Usually, scoring a late equalizer against Arsenal is positive for the scoring team as Arsenal are quick to panic and lose concentration. However, Dani Ceballos scored a 91st-minute winner to take the game 2-1. Sheffield are currently 8th in the league, 1 point ahead of Arsenal and 1 point behind Tottenham. It is tight from 7th to 11th and Sheffield United will want to get back into form quickly if they stand a chance to make the Europa League next season.
Tottenham have had some positive results since the restart of competitive football, drawing 1-1 to Manchester United and winning 2-0 against West Ham. Tottenham were very solid in their victory against West Ham, holding 64% possession and shooting the ball 13 times, 3 of which were on target. Tottenham were eager to get down the wing and this allowed them to also have 9 corners. Tottenham are back at full form with Dele Alli back in the squad and things are looking good for the lilywhites.
The reverse fixture between these two teams was a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs held 61% possession and shot the ball 19 times, 4 times on goal. However, the scoring did not begin until the 58th minute when Heung-min Son scored a beauty. Tottenham looked set to take all 3 points until George Bldock scored in the 78th minute to equalize the game. This rematch will again be a tight encounter, as both teams are looking for European qualification for next season. However, a Tottenham squad at full strength is always going to be better than the current Sheffield United team. Take Tottenham to win it.