Manchester City (2-2-1) at Sheffield United (0-1-5)
Premier League Soccer: Saturday, October 31st 2020 at 8:30 AM (Bramall Lane)
The Line: Sheffield United +850 / Manchester City -335 / Draw +450 -- Over/Under: 3 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Sheffield United faces Manchester City on Saturday, October 31st at Bramall Lane for an English Premier League match.
Sheffield United has had a rough start to the season in the Premier League, as the club stands at 0-1-5. Sheffield United is one of four clubs in the Premier League that currently do not have a win on the year. Sheffield United is in 19th place in the Premier League table, just ahead of Fulham due to goal differential. Sheffield United is coming off a 2-1 loss to the reigning champs in Liverpool on October 24th. In that match, Sheffield United showed some promise, as Sheffield took a 1-0 lead to halftime. Overall, Sheffield United can build off its solid performance against Liverpool, but it will not get any easier when it has to take on Manchester City. Sheffield United has scored only three goals this season, and Sheffield United has allowed nine goals to its opposition for a -6 goal differential.
Manchester City is coming off a 3-0 win over Marseille in UEFA Champions League action. Manchester City's last Premier League match was against West Ham United, and in that match, Manchester City took a 1-1 draw on the road. Manchester City is 2-2-1 this season and sits in 13th place in a very congested Premier League standings. Manchester City has scored eight goals this season and has also conceded eight goals as well; therefore, Manchester City has a +0 goal differential.
The last time Sheffield United and Manchester City met was on January 21st of 2020. In that match, Manchester City took down Sheffield United by the final score of 1-0 on the road. Manchester City has beaten Sheffield United in three of the past five meetings between the two clubs.
Manchester City should be able to earn the win here, but I like Sheffield United to keep things close at Bramall Lane. Sheffield United played a tight contest at Anfield last week against Liverpool, so I expect a decent performance out of Sheffield United at home. I will take the points with Sheffield United and expect a one-goal victory for Manchester City.