Everton plays Sheffield United in Round 5 of the English Premier League on September 21, 2019.
Everton was founded in 1878 and they are among the founding members of the English Premier League in 1992. Dubbed as the Toffees, they have played in the top division of English football for a record of 116 years, missing out the top flight only four times since the Football League was created in 1888. Everton has won the League Championship a total of nine times, 4th most all-time. They have also won the FA Cup five times and the UEFA Winners Cup once.
Ever since I can remember, Everton has struggled to find the right manager. They are hoping that their current boss, Marco Silva, is the man for the job after they finished 8th in the final table last season. Everton beat teams like Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United during the previous term. With the club in better health condition this year than the previous one, look for Everton to exceed last year’s output. The Toffees head to this matchup as the soccer betting favorites.
Everton is ranked 7th in the Premier League in Goal Difference. They have scored four goals this season which tied for 13th overall and has yielded a total of four goals during this term, tied for 5th overall. Everton also ranks 7th in the league with a grand total of four assists this year.
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Sheffield United was established in 1889 and call Bramall Lane as their home field since their creation. The club won the Football league in 1898 and they have won the FA Cup a total of four times in their history. However, since winning the last of their FA Cup titles in 1925, the Blades are in a drought as they have not won any major football prize during this period.
Sheffield United experienced financial troubles during the 1990s and was relegated to the First League after the 2011 season. But after Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud stepped in and bought 50% of the club in 2013, Sheffield United got the financial backing to become competitive again. In 2018-19, they stayed in the Top 6 of the Championship all season long and booked a return to the Premier League after a 12-year absence.
Sheffield United ranks 7th in the Premier League in Goal Difference. The club has scored a total of five goals this season, putting them at 10th overall in the league. They have conceded the same number of goals at five which places them in a tie for 7th place. Sheffield United is also ranked 15th overall in assists with only two so far in four matches played.
Callum Robinson, Oliver McBurnie and John Lundstram have found the back of the net early in the season and look to be in good form. Enda Stevens and George Baldock own the two assists for Sheffield. On the defensive end, Dean Henderson has conceded five goals in four matches with a total of nine saves on the season.
Everton currently has a record of 2-1-1 SU this season and are ranked 6th in the current EPL standings. They had a draw against Crystal Palace on opening week and then defeated Watford in their second assignment. They lost their third match to Aston Villa and then bounced back to beat Wolverhampton in their last outing.
Sheffield United head to this matchup as the underdogs. Yet despite many people saying that they are going to be relegated this season, they have continued to put up a fight. A bright start has seen Sheffield earn a 1-2-1 SU record in their first four matches. Although they lost their last match to Leicester City at home, they are still doing better than what most people have expected.
Head to head, Everton leads the series 2-0-1. However, the last time these two clubs played was way back in 2011. Sheffield United is off to a good start in the top flight but Everton is also playing well to start the season. I think Everton has the better defense between these two clubs and in a contest like this, that could be the difference between a win and a loss. Prediction: Everton