England Premier League
Sunday 12th November 2023
Kick off at 2pm GMT
Venue: Amex Stadium
Let’s start with Sheffield United because last weekend was momentous for the newly promoted side who after 11 games finally won. The Blades beat Wolves 2-1 and the stadium erupted as if they had won a trophy, winning your first game is important and they will hope to carry those good vibes over to this tricky game.
Granted the club are still bottom of the league but with 4 points they have joined 19th placed Burnley and another win could well push them out of the bottom three. Apart from last weekend it has been a miserable start for the club who have lost 9 of their 11 games so far and away from home it’s 5 games played and five lost! Only 3 goals have been scored and they are almost shipping 3 goals per game, the clubs last away game ended in a 5-0 hammering at Arsenal.
Brighton are in 7th place with 18 points and compared to their start they are starting to struggle. They are not losing games but they are drawing them with 3 out of their last four matches ending this way. Last weekend they drew 1-1 at Everton and this was a good result for the Seagulls given that they were losing in the closing stages. They have had some tough matches lately and have had to play Liverpool and Manchester City so this game could well be seen as going back to the drawing board and start to win games again. Home form has seen just one defeat which came against West Ham and they are unbeaten in their last four games here. The Seagulls last two home games have ended in draws against Liverpool and Fulham. In midweek the club did achieve an excellent result away from home as they beat Ajax 2-0.
Brighton: Lewis Dunk has a muscle injury and could be assessed but this game looks like coming too soon for him. Pervis Estupinan and James Milner have small chances but have muscle injuries and are not due back until after the international break. Solomon March, Danny Welbeck and Julio Enciso remain sidelined.
Sheffield United: Anel Ahmedhodzic has a 50/50 chance to return following his hamstring and will be assessed. Chris Basham, Rhian Brewster, Tom Davies, Joe Egan and Daniel Jebbison remain out. Max Lowe, Oliver McBurnie and Rhys Norrington-Davies could be assessed but remain at 50/50 to return.
Brighton vs Sheffield Utd Head to Head:
The teams last played here almost three years ago with that game finishing in a 1-1 draw.
It’s been 7 games going back to 1987 since Brighton recorded a home win over Sheffield United.
The last four meetings have seen under 2.5 goals.
Brighton vs Sheffield Utd Prediction:
Sheffield United have a very strong record over Brighton and the Seagulls have not been able to beat the Blades in any game since 2015. However it is important to note how strong Brighton have become in the past two years and the Blades will be up against a very different side. We do expect to see a home win and most teams are going to struggle coming to this ground this season.
While they will be the underdogs we can expect the Blades to compete and they won’t be afraid coming forward, yes they are bottom of the league but compared to other teams who have rocked up at the bottom in previous seasons this team do not seem as poor and have come close to creating some real surprises this season, this is why we think we can also see goals in this game but over 2.5 goals is 1.44 and if we believe that the Blades have a part to play in this game then backing both teams to score offers much better value.
Brighton vs Sheffield Utd Betting Tips:
Half Time/Full Time: Draw/Brighton at 4.00
Anytime goalscorer: Evan Ferguson at 2.00
Both teams to score at 1.80
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