Sheffield United v Liverpool English Premier League - Lets


Saturday 28th September.  3pm.


Bramall Lane

Where can you watch the match?

Live on BT Sport.


Liverpool travel to Bramhall Lane to face newly promoted Sheffield United in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off, looking for a seventh Premier League win in a row to maintain their superb 100% start to the season and extend their lead over current champions, Manchester City.

The Blades have made a solid start to their season back in the top division, winning two, drawing two and losing two of their opening six games. Last weekend’s superb 2-0 victory at Everton saw Chris Wilder’s side move up to tenth place, to sit one place above Chelsea.

They won their opening Premier League game at Bramhall Lane in August, beating Crystal Palace 1-0. However, they have lost their last two at home, losing 2-1 against Leicester City, and 1-0 against Southampton.

Most of United’s matches have been closely fought, low scoring affairs so far, with just two of their six Premier League games featuring three goals or more. Both of their draws have been comebacks after conceding the first goal, while both wins have happened after scoring the first goal.

Liverpool have won their previous three away games in the Premier League this season, 2-1 at Southampton, 3-0 at Burnley, and 2-1 last weekend at Chelsea. However, in their one away trip in the Champions League they were beaten 2-0 at Napoli.

However, the visitors are currently on a 15-match winning run in the Premier League including their wins at the end of last season. Jürgen Klopp’s men have scored the first goal in all those games except one, and they have been ahead at half-time in all their league matches this season. The Reds have also scored two goals in seven of their last 15 league games but conceded a late consolation (the last goal of the match) in four of their games this season.

Sheffield United and Liverpool have met just twice in the Premier League, back in the 2006/07 season. In the first game at Bramhall Lane, Rob Hulse gave the Blades an early second half lead, but the Reds levelled on 70 minutes through a Robbie Fowler penalty. In the reverse fixture at Anfield, the score was very different as Liverpool ran out comfortable 4-0 winners. Two first half penalties, again from Robbie Fowler, gave the hosts a 2-0 half-time lead, with further goals from Sami Hyypia and Steven Gerrard added in the second half to complete a thumping win.

Both Sheffield United and Liverpool have been in midweek EFL cup action and considerable changes are expected to be made by both clubs to their sides for this one. One thing is for sure, barring any injuries, Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will lead the potent Reds attack again. Between them, they have scored 11 goals this season and will enjoy the expansive Bramhall Lane pitch.

The Blades have been relatively solid at the back, but this is going to be a big task for the likes of George Baldock, Jack O’Connell, Enda Stevens and Chris Basham against one of European footballs best forward line.

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