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Sheffield United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
16 February 2024, 11:57

The upcoming match between two teams highlights different objectives for each of them. Sheffield United is the worst Premier League team, firmly standing on the last place and has very little hope to get out from the bottom of the table, given the 7 points difference gap from the 17-placed Luton Town. Brighton is currently at 9th place but it will be quite a challenge to repeat last season's success and qualify into UEFA Europa League due to the inconsistent game in the Premier League. However, Roberto De Zerbi’s team looks quite confident in Europa League, having finished the group stage in first place. In the first round of Premier League the teams ended their match peacefully with 1-1, however in a recent FA Cup match, the Seagulls sealed a dominant 5-2 win over Sheffield.

Sheffield United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion Preview 

Sheffield United Preview

Sheffield is currently the worst team in the table and it does not seem to change in the near future. The win against Luton in the last round (3-1) should not mislead anyone since the Blades bet on all their luck to have scored three goals from three shots on target. Before that win, Sheffield lost three consecutive matches, one of which was to Brighton (5-2) in the framework of the FA Cup. Chris Wilder does not hide that staying in the Premier League will be a miracle for the Blades and all they can is to do their best in the remaining matches of the season. Sheffield will try to get revenge for the elimination from the cup but it promises to be a hard task.

Brighton & Hove Albion Preview

Brighton is one of the most interesting teams in the Premier League and is doing a great job under De Zerbi’s leadership. Despite the perceived status as a middleweight team, the squad combines veterans like James Milner and Joel Veltman with young wonderkids in the faces of Ansu Fati and Evan Ferguson. This allows the Seagulls to look competitive in the Europa League but the team sometimes lack stability in the Premier League. While defeats from Arsenal or Tottenham can be expected, 4-0 loss to Luton at the end of January reflects well why Brighton is losing chances for a high place at the end of the season. After a pitiful loss in the last round against Tottenham with a late winner in 90+6 minute, De Zerbi urged the team to show resilience and we can expect Brighton fully-armed in the upcoming clash.

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Best odds: Sheffield United vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Betting Tips for Sheffield United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Both Teams to Score

While the favourite of this match is understandable, given the attacking capabilities of the guests, Sheffield manages to get chances in almost every game with a pretty decent conversion rate, which was pretty evident from the match against Luton. Both Oliver McBurnie and Cameron Archer are capable of finding their chances inside Brighton box, while Brighton already have the keys from Sheffield’s net, scoring 5 goals in a recent match. Unibet evaluates this Sheffield United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion prediction with odds of 1.62.

Brighton & Hove Albion to Win 

Despite the not pleasant statistics in head to head matches (only 1 win in 7 matches), Brighton approaches this clash in a decent shape. The team reacted well after losing to Luton and confidently beat Crystal Palace (4-1) and momentarily was playing way better than Spurs, conceding a decisive goal only at the very end. De Zerbi’s team looks more coherent and better prepared which is also confirmed by Sheffield United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion odds. Unibet gives 1.68 for this outcome.

Joao Pedro to Score at Any Time - Yes

Joao Pedro is the best striker of Brighton despite being only 22 years old. This season he already scored 8 goals in the Premier League and netted a hat trick in a cup clash against Sheffield. Brazilian wonderkid approaches this match with confidence and there is a reason to believe that his streak against Sheffield will continue. Unibet gives 2.60 for this Sheffield United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion tip.

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