Sheffield United hosts Watford in a game from the 19th round of the Premier League
Sheffield United hosts Watford in a game from the 19th round of the Premier League. We are goingo to take a look at this fixture from Boxing Day in our English Premier League predictions. Let’s go!
It’s still pretty hard to believe how good Sheffield United are since they returned in the Premier League. They are having an awesome season so far, currently being 5th in the standings with 28 points. We were all thinking that the Blades will fight for survival this season, but what they are doing is surprising us all.
Right now Sheffield United are enjoying a run of three consecutive wins in the league. Few days ago they achieved their 7th win for the season. The Blades visited Brighton & Hove Albion at the American Express and took home the points with a 1-0 win. The only goal in the game was scored in the 23th minute when the Scottish striker Oliver McBurnie put the ball in the net behind Matthew Ryan’s back.
If Sheffield United continues to perform like this then Chris Wilder is going to be one of the contenders for the Manager of the Year award, that’s for sure.
Watford ressurected their hopes of survival in the previous round when they surprisingly won against Manchester United at home. The Hornets hosted the Red Devils and we expected to see them losing, but they achieved a 2-0 win. Ismaila Sarr opened the score for the hosts after a terrible mistake by David de Gea, while Troy Deeney doubled Watford’s lead after a well executed penalty kick.
Of course, Watford still have a long way to go in order to secure survival. They are still 20th in the league with just 12 points won, but this win over United will give them hope.
That’s our English Premier League predictions for the match between Sheffield United and Watford on Boxing Day. United are a clear favourite here, but Watford could be dangerous after the great win they recorded in the weekend.