United have exceeded all expectations so far this season, Sheffield that is, and on Sunday they host Manchester United who, by their own standards, are having a stinker of a season.
10 points adrift of the top four hopes of Champions League football next season look slim. Although a win at Bramall Lane will see the Red Devils move up to 5th in the league.
Last time on the road Ole’s side last 1-0 at Bournemouth but got back to winning ways against Brighton before the international break to make it five wins from their last six games in all competitions.
And Sunday’s trip to Sheffield will be tricky.
Chris Wilder’s side have took to the Premier League like a duck to water. They’re unbeaten in five and took three points from Arsenal and a point away at Tottenham last time out.
Only one of Sheffield United’s last eight league games has seen over 2.5 goals. It’s 4/5 for under 2.5 goals.
The Blades’ success this season has been built on a solid and sturdy defence. Only Leicester have conceded fewer goals than the Yorkshire outfit which is testament to Chris Wilder and the job he has done.
Sheff United are 5/1 to win to nil.
Marcus Rashford is expected to lead the line for Man United. The striker scored on international duty for England and currently has 9 goals to his name this campaign. He’s 9/2 to open the scoring.
John Lundstram has been a revelation for Chris Wilder’s side this campaign. The midfielder slash defender has three league goals along with 1 assist and he’s 6/1 to score anytime.
This is a game that could go either way.
Taking into account their recent form it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if the hosts bagged all three points. And they’re 13/5 to do exactly that. The draw is 12/5 and Manchester United are 6/5 to make it back to back wins.