Sheffield United FC vs Liverpool FC 02/28/2021 Spread, Game Analysis and Tips
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Sheffield United FC vs Liverpool FC 02/28/2021 – English Premier League action picks up at the Bramall Lane with last-placed Sheffield United hosting defending champions Liverpool in a bid to keep their fading retention hopes alive. Gametime is set at 2:15 PM ET as the Blades seek to upset the Reds, who have lost four of their six games to fall to the sixth spot on the table. Sky Sports Premier League will feature the game via live television for audiences based in the United Kingdom while SofaScore will bring it via livestream.
Early pro soccer betting odds overwhelmingly favor Liverpool as it has the offensive firepower to beat Sheffield United and is motivated enough to catch up with its top-ranked foes to secure a UEFA Champions League ticket by the end of the season. The Reds are also looking to capture a convincing victory to show that they are still in the thick of things in the Premier League.
Sheffield United FC vs Liverpool FC 02/28/2021
Sheffield United FC
Last-placed Sheffield United (3-2-19, 11 points) has been victimized by opponents in the past two games. First, it was Chelsea, who went on to a 2-1 victory over the Blades, and then it was the turn of West Ham United, who blanked Sheffield United by three goals. In their previous match against the Hammers, the Blades had more time holding the ball as they owned possession for 54% of the entire match. However, Sheffield’s defense was a different story, surrendering 13 shot attempts (eight on goal) to West Ham. It got even worse when defender John Egan injured his toe. David McGoldrick is expected to lead Sheffield United’s offense as he has scored the most goals this season with five goals. Aaron Ramsdale will man the pipes for the Blades as he had 58 saves in the tournament.
Players to Watch: David McGoldrick (5 goals, 1 assist); Billy Sharp (3 goals); Jayden Bogle (2 goals); Oliver Burke (1 goal, 1 assist), Oliver McBurnie (1 goal)
Currently in sixth place, Liverpool (11-7-10, 40 points) has not been playing well as a team lately in the Premier League. They have lost three straight matches due to their paltry defense. The Reds have allowed eight goals in those setbacks to put them down out of Europa League contention. In their last match against Leicester City, Liverpool surrendered goals in a span of seven minutes after taking the lead in the 67th minute. They have a good chance of breaking the three-game losing skid against last-placed Sheffield United but they have to patch up their defense first. Goalkeeper Alisson Becker has not been playing well as of late, allowing eight goals in those matches. Liverpool’s defense crew must team up to help Becker. Mohamed Salah is expected to lead Liverpool’s offense with 17 goals with support coming from Sadio Mane.
Players to Watch: Mohamed Salah (17 goals, 3 assists), Sadio Mane (7 goals, 3 assists), Roberto Firmino (6 goals, five assists), Diogo Jota (5 goals), Giorgino Wijnaldum (2 goals).
Sheffield United FC vs Liverpool FC Betting Numbers
Summary: Soccer oddsmakers are high on Liverpool to emerge victorious over Sheffield United due to their immense firepower in the offense. Although there might be a problem on defense for the Reds, the Blades are no match for the high-octane offense that Liverpool executes every game.
Moneyline: Sheffield United will have a +500 moneyline for this match while Liverpool is given a -175. A +300 moneyline awaits if the result ends up in a draw.
Prediction: Liverpool will top Sheffield United, 3-0.