Kick-off: 1500, 22/02/2020
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Sheffield United are very much in the race for a top-four place in the Premier League and have the momentum to beat Brighton at Bramall Lane.
Albion are looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone following a run of six league games without a win and lost to the Blades at home in December.
We can’t see any logical reason to oppose a home win at 91/100 for our initial Sheff Utd vs Brighton prediction.
A Look At Sheffield United’s Betting Odds
United have been very effective against teams towards the wrong end of the table and followed up a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace by beating Bournemouth 2-1 here.
The Cherries led through Callum Wilson’s early strike, but goals from captain Billy Sharp and substitute John Lundstram turned the match on its head.
Chris Wilder said: “My players showed the character they possess, they didn’t feel sorry for themselves and created pressure and momentum and the supporters drove us on.
“To turn a losing position into a winning one shows what my group of players are about. We found a way to win.
“It was a great comeback. The belief the boys have is amazing.”
The Blades aren’t the most dynamic team going forward, netting just 28 goals in 26 league games, making them the lowest scorers in the top 12.
However, only runaway leaders Liverpool have let in fewer than the 24 they have conceded so far this season.
Looking at the Sheff Utd vs Brighton odds, we like 29/10 for a home win and under 2.5 goals.
Last Sheff Utd line-up: Henderson, Baldock, Stevens, O’Connell, Basham, Egan, Fleck, Norwood, Berge, McBurnie, Sharp.
David McGoldrick has now fully recovered from a foot injury. January signings Richairo Zivkovic and Panos Retsos played in a behind-closed-doors friendly this week and will hope to be involved.
A Look At Brighton’s Betting Odds
Brighton are battling hard for every point and a 1-1 draw with Watford at Amex Stadium made it four stalemates in their current winless run.
Abdoulaye Doucoure put the Hornets ahead on 19 minutes, but Albion kept plugging away and Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s cross was turned into the roof of his own net by Adrian Mariappa late on.
Graham Potter said: “I’m really proud of them, because when you go behind, especially at home, things get edgy and nervy and that’s understandable.
“But I’m delighted with the character of the players and the spirit that they showed.
“Even though we’re disappointed with two points in the last two games, there’s a lot to be really, really happy with.”
The Seagulls will find it hard to break down their next opponents, though, especially after the break.
United have only conceded one second-half goal in their last 11 league games against teams in the bottom half of the table.
Let’s finish off our Sheff Utd vs Brighton betting tips by taking 5/4 for the hosts to outscore their opponents after the interval.
Last Brighton line-up: Ryan, Duffy, Dunk, Schelotto, Burn, Trossard, Gross, Mooy, March, Propper, Murray.
Brighton are still without Jose Izquierdo. Dale Stephens, Tariq Lamptey and Alexis Mac Allister will all be assessed.
SHEFF UTD 2-1 Bournemouth – Billy Sharp, John Lundstram
BRIGHTON 1-1 Watford – Adrian Mariappa (og)
Head-to-head: Brighton 0-1 Sheff Utd
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