Sheff Utd v Everton | Match Preview, Odds and Prediction
Everton travels to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon and are favourites to pick up all three points after winning their midweek League Cup clash. Sean Dyche’s men have struggled this season, but they’ll take confidence from Wednesday’s away win as both of their new strikers got on the scoresheet. Everton are 31/20 with Bet UK To Win.
Sheff Utd aren’t enjoying life in the top-flight. The Blades are winless in the Premier League and were knocked out by lower-league opposition in the League Cup, so confidence is rock bottom. United had the best win ratio at home last season (69%) and had 11 wins from their last 13 at Bramall Lane before the new campaign, so Sheff Utd are 21/10 with Bet 365 To Win.
Everton are coming off the back of a disappointing campaign, finishing 17th in the league with 36 points. The Blues won only eight games in 2022/23 (21%) with two wins from 19 on the road (10%). This season, they have zero points from three games and six goals conceded, so United shouldn’t be discounted as underdogs. The Blades even won their last meeting over Everton in 2021, so can they repeat the feat with home advantage this time?
Everton were draw specialists last season, playing out more stalemates (12) than all but two Premier League clubs, so Everton and Sheff Utd are 23/10 with William Hill To Draw. They’ve failed to score in all three of their league games this campaign and only averaged 0.9 goals per game in 2022/23, so Both Teams Not to Score are 37/40 with Bet Victor and Total Away Goals Under 1.5 is 1/2 with Bet 365.
Everton is coming off the back of a 2-1 win over Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup, with new boys Norberto Beto and Arnaut Danjuma getting on the scoresheet. Beto, who has netted double figures for league goals in each of the last four seasons, is 6/1 with Bet 365 to be the First Goalscorer and 5/2 with Betfair to Score Anytime. Danjuma, who scored 22 goals in 51 games for ex-club Villarreal, is 8/1 with Bet 365 to be the First Goalscorer and 15/4 with Bet 365 to Score Anytime.
United have scored two goals in the league this season, so they have been more prolific than their opponents. William Osula has led the line in all three of their league games, averaging one shot per game despite not scoring. The 20-year-old is 8/1 with Sky Bet to be the First Goalscorer and 17/5 with VBet to Score Anytime.
Gustavo Hamer joined the Blades over the summer and has one goal to his name already while being second in the charts for shots (1.0 per game on average). The 26-year-old is 14/1 with Boyle Sports to be the First Goalscorer and 5/1 with Unibet to Score Anytime. Everton averaged less than a goal per game on the road last season (18) while United have failed to score in two of their three home games in all competitions this season, so the Total Goals Under 2.5 is 4/6 with 888 Sport.
Prediction: Sheff Utd 1-1 Everton