There’s relief at last for Sheffield United who have won consecutive matches after going 21 prior without a win (D3, L18). Their first success in the Premier League (PL) also saw them keep their first clean sheet in 21 league fixtures too. However despite the regularity in which they leak goals, Sheffield have conceded over 1.5 goals in just one of their previous five PL fixtures.
Although their home league record is poor (W1, D1, L7), the ‘Blades’ will have ambitions of making it two PL home wins in a row, but they’ll need to start scoring more goals to do so. No side has scored fewer than their home tally of five, whilst they’ve lost the joint-highest percentage of home matches ‘to nil’ this top-flight campaign (55.56%).
A 1-1 draw with lowly Fulham midweek made it just one win in six PL matches for Tottenham who have hit a mid-season slump (W1, D3, L2). During that sequence, they’ve been at their most dangerous in the opening 45 minutes, scoring before the break in five of those fixtures. However, they’ve also conceded the game’s final goal in five of those matches too, and subsequently, 50% of the total league goals they’ve conceded have arrived after the 75th minute.
Only four sides have picked up more away points than José Mourinho’s men (W4, D3, L1), but they travel here winless in seven competitive visits to Bramall Lane (D3, L4). They conceded 2+ goals in each of those matches, and four of their previous five goals against here have arrived after the 60th minute.
Sheffield United 1-2 Tottenham