Sheffield United vs. Everton Prediction- 7/20/20
No longer competing for a spot in the top-six in the Premier League this year, 11th-placed Everton will pay a visit to 8th-placed Sheffield United, who could still qualify for the Europa League next season. Kick-off - at 13:00 PM ET on Monday, July 20.
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Sheffield Gets Beaten By Foxes
Sheffield United’s hopes of finishing in the top-six of the Premier League this season took a serious blow after the team was beaten with a count of 2-0 by Leicester City away at King Power Stadium on Thursday. The Blades have now ended a four-game unbeaten run (W3 D1) and extended their winless streak away from home to five travels (D2 L3), as the team was outshot 15-5 and allowed a goal in each half, losing both league fixtures against the Foxes for the first time since 1928-29. Sheffield United sit 8th in the standings (W14 D12 L10), trailing the top-six by two points.
With six Premier League markers each, forwards Lys Mousset and Oli McBurnie lead the Blades in scoring. Englishman Dean Henderson, meanwhile, occupies the 9th place in the EPL’s goalkeeper chart with 95 saves. He has collected 13 clean sheets in 34 outings during the current campaign and gives up a goal every 106 minutes of play. Sheffield United have netted the 14th highest amount of league goals this year (38) while taking the absolute lowest quantity of shots per game (9.4). The team is 4th from the bottom in ball possession (44.6%) and 4th worst in passing accuracy (74.4%).
Everton Draw With Aston Villa
The winless streak of Everton extended to four consecutive outings (D2 L2) after the team rescued a point against Aston Villa in a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on Thursday. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Bernard came close to scoring in the first half before the visitors found the back of the net in the 72nd minute following a free-kick, only for Theo Walcott to level things up with three minutes remaining. The Toffees have extended their unbeaten home run in the league to 11 fixtures (W5 D6) and sit 11th in the standings with a W12 D10 L14 record.
English forward Calvert-Lewin leads Everton with 13 league goals but has failed to get on the scoreboard for eight straight games. Goalie Jordan Pickford, meanwhile, sits 12th in England’s top tier with 90 saves. He has recorded eight clean sheets in 36 contests this year and concedes a strike every 61 minutes on average. The Toffees have buried the 11th highest amount of goals during the ongoing campaign (42), while delivering the 7th highest quantity of shots per game (12.5). The team is 11th in both ball possession (48.6%) and passing accuracy (77.7%).
Everton has been tremendously unimpressive lately, posting just two victories in their last 10 league outings (W2 D4 L4), but will not be worrying about that too much, having already secured a place in England’s top tier for another season. Sheffield United, on the other hand, are still in contention to finish in the top-six, albeit trailing the 6th-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers by two points after dropping a crucial decision against Leicester City in their last game. In soccer, though, anything can happen, so do expect the Blades to fight until the very end, as the team has already done throughout the whole current campaign. The team is riding a six-game unbeaten home run in the league (W5 D1), having won its past four domestic assignments in a row, and will be facing off against a Toffees side, which has already lost four of its previous five travels (W1 L4), failing to score a single marker in three of those games.
Sheffield United to win (+115)