Arsenal vs Sheffield United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 4 October 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal faces Sheffield United on Sunday, October 4th at Emirates Stadium for an English Premier League match.
Arsenal is coming off a hard-fought victory over Liverpool in penalties in the English Carabao Cup’s fourth round. Arsenal and Liverpool were scoreless through regulation and extra-time; Arsenal was able to take down Liverpool 5-4 in the penalty shootout to move on in the tournament. Arsenal has started the Premier League season with a 2-0-1 record, as Arsenal’s only loss in Premier League action came against the same Liverpool team, 3-1 on the road. Arsenal took down Fulham and West Ham United in its first two matches of the season, and with six points Arsenal sits in fifth place in the Premier League standings. Arsenal will look for another home victory at Emirates, as these three points are very important if Arsenal wants to stay in the top-five for a long time.
Sheffield United has had an awful start to the Premier League season, as the club has not won a match yet this season. Sheffield United is 0-0-3, and the club owns a -4 goal differential thus far. What’s worse is the fact that Sheffield United has not scored a single goal this entire season, allowing four to the opposition through three matches. Sheffield United’s defense has held up, but the club cannot possibly compete with an inefficient offense. Sheffield United will look to find the back of the net for the first time this season in a very tough road match at Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two clashed on the pitch, the Gunners recorded a 1-2 win on the road.
- They had also registered 11 of the former 13 overall wins.
- In the past 14 years, only once have the Blades recorded a win against this rival.
- Not once have the guests won at this stadium since 1990.
- The combined scorecard for the previous three games at this venue is 10-1, in favor of the hosts.
Arsenal vs Sheffield United: Prediction
It has been a tough start to the season for Sheffield United who have lost all three league games and have failed to score in those games as second-season syndrome looks to be setting in. they were dealt a major blow by the news that Jack O’Connell could be out for the entire season with a serious knee injury. That is a significant loss to them defensively and after going through last season with very few injuries, his will be a new challenge for Chris Wilder. They make the trip to face Arsenal who will be looking to bounce back from the loss to Liverpool last Monday. Mikel Arteta has certainly improved his team and their performances are getting back, and they can expose the Blades’ early season struggles here and take all three points.
THE TEAM NEWS
Predicted line-up (3-4-3): Leno; Holding, David Luiz, Tierney; Bellerin, Dani Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Unavailable: Martinelli (Injured), Pablo Mari (Injured), Chambers (Injured), Mustafi (Injured), Smith Rowe (Injured), Sokratis (Injured), Ozil (Out of favour), Guendouzi (Out of favour)
Predicted line-up (3-5-2): Ramsdale; Ampadu, Basham, Egan; Baldock, Berge, Lundstram, Fleck, Stevens; Burke, McGoldrick
Unavailable: Moore (Injured), Mousset (Injured), O’Connell (Injured)