Sheffield United vs Arsenal – Betting Tips & Predictions – 21-10

Last updated & checked: 10/08/2021

Arsenal travel to South Yorkshire to face Sheffield United this Monday evening, with the Gunners looking to extend their Premier League unbeaten run to six matches. If they manage to beat Chris Wilder’s Blades then it will the north London side’s second away league win of the season.

Sheffield United have an unbeaten home record against Arsenal in the Premier League, and will be looking for their second home Premier League win of the season on Monday evening. Oli McBurnie and John Fleck could be missing for the Blades, after they withdrew from international action with Scotland last week due to injury. Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is back in training again after an ankle injury and could feature for the Gunners.

Sheffield United vs Arsenal Prediction: Blades 0-1 Gunners

Our prediction for this game is that Arsenal will win a close game by a single goal, with the final scoreline most likely to be 1-0. Although the Blades have not been in scintillating form this season, the Sheffield club traditionally raises its game against the Gunners at Bramall Lane, and the north Londoners should expect a tough test. In the end, though, we expect Arsenal’s overall quality to prevail over United’s spirit, though it will be very tough for them. The deciding goal could come late, and might well be due to an error or come from the penalty spot.

Our recommended tip: Arsenal, only score

Arsenal are strong favourites with the bookies for this game. Our featured tip comes from Betway, who are offering odds of 13/5 on Arsenal to win without both teams scoring. This bet matches our prediction of a 1-0 win for the Gunners perfectly, while also allowing you to win your bet if they manage to score more than one goal. The odds also provide you with some good value for a game where it is hard to find good value by betting on the Gunners.

Previous matches

These two sides have met just six times overall in the Premier League. Arsenal have won two of those games and the Blades one. There have been three draws. Both of Arsenal’s wins have come on their home ground, while the Blades’ solitary victory has been at Bramall Lane.

The sides’ most recent meeting in the Premier League was way back in 2006, when the Blades won 1-0 at Bramall Lane. That victory came courtesy of a Christian Nade goal.

The most recent meeting in any competition was in the League Cup in 2008 at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners won 6-0 that evening.

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Players to watch: Oliver Norwood & Alexandre Lacazette

Blades’ Northern Ireland international midfielder Oliver Norwood is his team’s leading passer this season, having made 453 passes in his eight Premier League appearances so far this season. He has also hit 43 crosses, with an accuracy rate 33%, and has hit one through ball. He has also hit 71 accurate long balls. If Blades are to maintain their fine home record against Arsenal then they will need Norwood to be at his best.

Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette is back in contention for selection after recovering from an ankle injury. So far this season, he has managed two Premier League goals from three appearances so far in 2019/20. He has hit eight shots this season, five of which have been on target, giving him an accuracy rate of 63%. He has also missed one big chance himself and is yet to create any big chances or provide assists for his team-mates.

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