Sheffield United host Arsenal at the Bramall Lane in a game from the 9th round
Sheffield United host Arsenal at the Bramall Lane in a game from the 9th round of the Premier League. Can the Blades take something off the Gunners’ hands on Monday? Let’s examine this possibility during our English Premier League free predictions.
How are Sheffield United doing after their promotion from the Championship? Well, not bad, considering they are not in the relegation zone right now. Chris Wilder’s team is currently 14th in the standings with 9 points won and being two points above the 18th Southampton and the dangerous zone.
In the previous round of the league Sheffield United visited Watford at the Vicarage Road, winning a point with a 0-0 draw. They probably could have won against the most struggling team in the league right now, but a point at hostile ground is always nice.
In the same time Arsenal are keeping a place in the Top 4, being currently third in the standings with 15 points. Being 9 points behind the leader Liverpool is not really the perfect situation, but being in the Top 4 is a good place to be right now. Returning to the Champions League is the club’s priority right now.
Arsenal are without a league loss in their last five fixtures. In their last match Unai Emery’s boys hosted AFC Bournemouth at the Emirates and celebrated a 1-0 win. The centre back David Luiz was the man who secured the win for the hosts with a goal after just 9 minutes of playing. He used an assist from Nicolas Pepe and put the ball behind Aaron Ramsdale’s back.
For this match Unai Emery is going to be without the French striker Alexandre Lacazette, who is recovering from an injury.
In our English Premier League free predictions we think that Arsenal are favourites on paper against Sheffield United, but you should not expect a really easy game for the visitors. The Bramall Lane is not a wonderful place to play at.