Sheffield United Face Arsenal On Monday Night Football
All other Premier League sides have made their return to action following the international break: except for two. Sheffield United and Arsenal will both attempt to get back into the swing of things on Monday Night Football when they square off, and despite the stature and reputation of both clubs, we can’t imagine that this is going to be the kind of David vs Goliath encounter we’d all think it to be in years gone by. In fact, we’d argue it’ll be quite the opposite as we gear up for what should be an electric evening of action at Bramall Lane.
Sheffield United’s latest six game stretch began with a valiant 2-2 draw against Chelsea, which showcased what they were capable of on this stage. They proceeded to drop a narrow 1-0 defeat to Southampton, but bounced back in style with an efficient 2-0 defeat to Everton. They proceeded to lose 1-0 to Sunderland in the Carabao Cup which was a bit of a knock from an outsider’s perspective, but they did put in a good shift against Liverpool despite still losing 1-0. In their last outing, they secured a 0-0 draw against bottom of the table Watford. McGoldrick, Robinson and McBurnie are all touch and go in terms of fitness, with Fleck also being a doubt.
Arsenal’s last six games have been a bit more consistent, starting off with a 3-0 demolition of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. They went on to avoid a scare against Aston Villa, coming from behind to win 3-2. They then battered Nottingham Forest 5-0 to progress into the next round of the Carabao Cup, but could only draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford which was viewed as something of a disappointment. They did roll through Standard Liege in a 4-0 Europa League triumph, though, before edging past Bournemouth courtesy of an early David Luiz header. Lacazette is tipped to finally return here whereas Nelson is out with a knee injury. Tierney and Bellerin are both being tipped to start.
Sheffield United vs Arsenal Betting Prediction
The Blades are a decent side and will give most teams in the top flight a pretty good game, which is just kind of an obvious thing to suggest at this point. However, we just can’t picture a scenario in which they’re able to pull the wool over the eyes of the Gunners. Unai Emery’s side have too much talent to slip up again here, and while it’s entirely possible for that to happen given that they’ve done so many times in the past, we’re going to trust that they can edge themselves over the finish line.