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Can Sheffield Utd shock Liverpool? – Money comes in for Blades at home

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The weekend’s action begins with newly-promoted Sheffield United hosting top-of-the-table Liverpool at Brammall Lane for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.

Both sides come into this one on the back of impressive away wins. Liverpool won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, whilst the Blades beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are currently on a Premier League unbeaten run of twenty-three games, winning the last fifteen in a row, however there has been some money come in for their opponents.

Whataretheodds.co.uk spokesman Spencer James commented:

“Its clear that Liverpool are the overwhelming favourites but Sheffield Utd come into this game full of confidence after the Everton result. The Blades have actually been backed in from 9/1 to around 6/1 to take all three points. Its still a massive ask for the home side though.”

They are clear 4/11 favourites for this clash and you can get the Merseysiders to continue their fine form in front of goal at 10/3 to bag over three times.

Liverpool’s front three of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino could have a field day against the adventurous, open United defence. It is 8/1 for all three to net anytime.

Roberto Firmino has been the standout in that attack. The Brazilian striker scored against Chelsea last Sunday and is 9/2 to score first this weekend.

Sheffield United are yet to lose to Liverpool at Brammall Lane in the Premier League however.

Chris Wilder’s men also haven’t lost three in a row at home since February 2013 when they were in League One.

4/1 is the odds for a draw and it is 13/2 for a home win if you think that Liverpool can somehow be upset in South Yorkshire.

The Blades only totalled two shots in their win at Everton, amassing to just three corners (15/4 for exactly three Sheffield United corners).

It has been seven different scorers for all seven of United’s league goals so far this season. Striker Lys Mousset, who scored off the bench last time out, could be the man to buck that trend.

He’s 7/2 to score anytime.

Nonetheless, it seems near-impossible to look past a Liverpool win for this one.

Though Sheffield United currently sit comfortably in tenth, the league leaders’ attacking might will surely be too much for the Blades to handle.

Author Biography: I am a 20 year old, Sports Journalism Student currently studying at the University of Huddersfield and Arsenal fan. I am also a Press Officer for North Ferriby F.C. I also organise the weekly football podcast Regista Rambles. You can contact me via email here, or follow me on twitter or view my linkdin profile.

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