Kick-off: 1500, 14/09/19
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Sheffield United have done enough to suggest they belong in the Premier League and head into Saturday’s showdown with Southampton as favourites for a second win of the season.
Five points from their first four games is a solid return for Chris Wilder’s men, who have found the net in all four.
Bramall Lane has become a tough place to visit for opposition teams and a home win at 31/20 is our first Sheff Utd vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
United’s opening three fixtures were a favourable start to life back in the top flight but they took advantage by drawing at Bournemouth and beating Crystal Palace before being edged out 2-1 by Leicester.
Another defeat looked on the cards when they went 2-0 down at Chelsea but a stirring comeback to rescue a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge will have done wonders for boosting the belief of the squad.
Left-back Enda Stevens said: “The finish was brilliant, it’s what we need to do, but we need to start games like that. I know we are playing at Stamford Bridge and playing against great players but the occasion can’t get the better of us.
“We have got to control our emotions and be smarter. We did that in the second half and we go into the international break on a positive.
“We have got points on the board and we are building to where we want to be and hopefully – after the break – we can really kick on.”
The visit of Southampton looks a good opportunity to maintain that momentum and we like 19/4 for a draw at half-time and a Blades win in the Sheff Utd vs Southampton odds.
Last Sheff Utd line-up: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, O’Connell, Basham, Egan, Lundstram, Freeman, Norwood, McBurnie, Robinson.
United pair David McGoldrick and Callum Robinson are in a race to be fit after both returned early from international duty with the Republic of Ireland this week after respective shoulder and hamstring injuries.
Midfielder John Fleck will also be assessed after missing the last three games due to a hamstring strain, while striker Lys Mousset is pushing for his first start for the club.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton started their campaign with back-to-back defeats against Burnley and Liverpool but victory at Brighton and a home draw with Manchester United have eased any early nerves.
They produced a bright start against United but were left clinging on after being reduced to 10 men following Kevin Danso’s sending-off.
Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl described the point as “deserved” but United created enough chances to win the match if they had been more clinical in front of goal.
Their only away wins since beating Leicester in January have both been at Brighton and while they look threatening on the counter attack, we expect them to come under long periods of pressure in South Yorkshire.
Some decent summer signings have boosted their attacking options and Saints can trouble the home defence, but for the last of our Sheffield United vs Southampton betting tips, we’ll take 17/4 for a home win and both teams to score.
Last Southampton line-up: Gunn, Soares, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Danso, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Hojbjerg, Ings, Adams.
Southampton winger Nathan Redmond misses out again due to an ankle injury, but Michael Obafemi and Ryan Bertrand, who have been sidelined by cramp and an ankle problem respectively, have been described as “options”.
Moussa Djenepo (muscle problem) could be back involved as well, but Danso is suspended following his sending off against the Red Devils.
Chelsea 2-2 SHEFF UTD – Callum Robinson, Kurt Zouma (og)
SOUTHAMPTON 1-1 Man Utd – Jannik Vestergaard
Head-to-head: Sheff Utd 1-0 Southampton
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