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Sheffield United vs. Arsenal Premier League Match Prediction

Sheffield United vs. Arsenal Premier League Match Prediction

Arsenal is in hot form in the Premier League this season. Its name Premier League game is the match against Sheffield United and it is an away game for Arsenal. With the kind of form that Arsenal is in and the poor season that Sheffield United is having so far, this battle looks to be a cakewalk for Arsenal. The Gunners are sitting in the 5th position of the Premier league table with 4 wins, 3 draws, and one loss in the 8 games for the 2019-2020 seasons. Sheffield United is languishing in the 15th spot on the table. They have 2 wins, 3 losses, and 3 draws in the 8 games that they have played so far in the season.

Sheffield United vs. Arsenal When and Where?

Arsenal will be traveling to Sheffield United's home turf Bramall Lane and will play against them on Monday, 21st October 2019. The Blades side needs to be on top of their game and the players will have to put in 150% of their effort if they want to beat the Gunners. The only thing that can stop the Gunners from taking home the victory is their laziness and the fact that they are all returning to play the Premier League after a long international match break. The wait for Arsenal stretches to Monday evening, whereas other top teams have been playing on Saturday and Sunday. Arsenal is on an unbeaten 5 match streak at the moment.

Sheffield United's Prospects

Sheffield United team has made a comeback to the Premier League scheme of things after a hiatus. They have made a decent start to this new season after a long break. They gave the league leaders Liverpool a good run for their money. They have beaten Everton 2–0 this season. Chris Wilder's side will be looking to make it back to back wins over the Gunners when both sides meet at Bramall Lane.

The Blades have been putting up a good show during their last two Premiership games with a close 1-0 loss to table-toppers Liverpool and a draw against Watford before the international break. So, all is not lost for the Blades side and they need to enter this game against the Gunners with a positive frame of mind. They have a decent team and if all the players play to their potential and show the skills that they showed against Liverpool, then Arsenal will not find the game on Monday an easy one.

The Sheffield United team has been performing exceptionally well in away matches this season and has not been defeated in the last four away games. They drew with Watford, Chelsea, and Bournemouth and also beat Everton 2-0 in the away game. The last six games form of the Blades is: draw, loss, wins loss, loss, and draw. This would be a worrying sign, but they should not look at the results and should look at how hard they have fought in the last two games.

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Arsenal on Cloud Nine

Arsenal is on an eight-match non-losing streak and their last defeat in 2019 English Premier League was against Liverpool on August 24. They have won two of their last three games and are entering the game with the Blades with two back to back Premiership wins. Arsenal will have a busy end to the month as they have Vitoria de Guimaraes, Liverpool, and Crystal Palace to face in different competitions before November begins.

Arsenal does not have an impressive away form like their home form. They have not won on the road this season after their first win on the road during the opening week of the new season. This could be a worrying factor, but Arsenal will look to put this information on the back burner and try to post a win on Monday. If they do, then they sent a huge message to the other top opponents. Sheffield United's coaching staff will look to instill the away record form of the Gunners in the minds of the Blades and drive them to believe that they can overcome this in-form team. Arsenals' form for the last six matches reads as a win, win, win, draw, win, and win.

Team News

Sheffield United has some injury issues coming into the game with the Gunners. Midfielder John Fleck and Oliver McBurnie as they are suffering from a slight niggle. Fleck might make it to the playing 11 or might even play as a substitute. Oliver might also be the team as he is suffering from a slight knee problem. David McGoldrick might be sidelined and find a permanent seat on the bench for the Monday game as he is struggling with a groin injury. Other than that Wilder has his full quota of players to choose from for the game.

Arsenal will be without the services of Reiss Nelson who is nursing a knee injury. Alexandre Lacazate's ankle injury has recovered and he should feature in the starting lineup. This means in-form Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will play a bit wider. The probable in the starting lineup for Arsenal are Pepe, Xhaka, Luiz, Sokratis, Lacazette, Leno, Chambers, Tierney, Aubameyang, Ceballos, and Guendouzi.

Scoreline Prediction

Sheffield United has been playing very well away from home and for some reason have not been at their best at home. As they have a formidable and in-form opponent in Arsenal, they are going to face a stiff challenge playing at home. The game will be fought in high spirits and will be an entertaining one and not a one-sided affair. Arsenal will have to play at their best to get past the Blades defense and score goals. The form and the slickness that Arsenal has shown in the last few weeks put them as the team to win this battle. The Blades will not go down without a fight and the final predicted score will be 2-1 in favor of the Gunners.

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